"The Invisible Wounds of War" is an astonishing work of deep research, interviewing, reporting, and compassion taht makes visible the personal, societal, psychological, and spiritual costs of the deep—and too often ignored—wounds suffered by many men and women who so patriotically volunteered their services in Iraq and Afghanistan. It should be required reading for every member of Congress, the press, and the rest of us who can learn how we also can be part of the solution.
—Florence George Graves, Founding Director of the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism, Brandeis University.
Too many of our veterans suffer in silence, unable to express the pain, the losses that have endured, the transformation that has made them strngers to themselves. It isn't easy to hear their voices, but Marguerite Guzmán Bouvard has done just that, by learning how to listen. And in this book of terrible truth, she encourages the rest of us to listen and to be far more understanding and angry and hopeful, We have a national tragedy to absorb—the impact of this decade of war on our sons and daughters, who will carry invisible wounds for many decades to come.
—Frank M. Ochberg, MD, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Michigan State University.