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Trauma and Recovery


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Judith L. Herman, MD, is a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. She was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and is a distinguished life fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.


"A book of luminous intelligence. You must read it as soon as possible."--Sophie Freud

"A landmark."--Gloria Steinem

"A stunning achievement ... a classic for our generation."--Bessel van der Kolk, M.D., author of The Body Keeps the Score

"Astute, accessible, and beautifully documented. Bridging the worlds of war veterans, prisoners of war, battered women, and incest victims, Herman presents a compelling analysis of trauma and the process of healing. A triumph."--Laura Davis, coauthor of The Courage to Heal

"Brilliant."--Boston Globe

"Herman links the public traumas of society to those of domestic life in this provocative work of psychiatric theory."--Publishers Weekly

"Herman's brilliant insights into the nature of trauma and the process of healing shine through in every page of this rich and compassionate book."--Lenore Walker, ED.D., Director, Domestic Violence Institute, and author of Terrifying Love

"One of the most important psychiatric works to be published since Freud."--New York Times

"This book will surely become a landmark work on the social impact of psychological trauma and on its treatments.... A magnificent gift to survivors."--Women's Review of Books

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