Trauma and Recovery
Judith Herman, M.D.
Harvard Med School's trauma expert
Judith Herman draws on her own cutting-edge research on
domestic violence, as well as on the vast literature of
combat veterans and victims of political terror, to show
the parallels between private terrors such as rape and
public traumas such as terrorism. Herman places individual
experience in a broader political frame, arguing that
psychological trauma can be understood only in a social
context. A powerful work that will continue to profoundly
impact our thinking.