A Heavy Reckoning: War, Medicine and Survival in Afghanistan and Beyond - Wellcome Collection (Paperback)Emily Mayhew (author)
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Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 282 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm
A riveting description of the journey from the battlefield through every stage of resuscitation to recovery back home. * Spectator *
A great book, compelling and hard hitting. A Heavy Reckoning is a crucial milestone in remembering the most important lesson learnt from recent conflict in Afghanistan -- Harry Parker, author of Anatomy of a Soldier
The most gripping non-fiction book I have read in a very long time -- Mark Haddon
Moving, thought provoking and informative, it is not one to be missed. * Soldier Magazine *
An extraordinary human story of resilience ... an outstanding study of a lamentably underreported aspect of modern warfare. * Sunday Times *
In her book, Emily Mayhew, a medical military historian who studies the history of severe casualty in warfare, describes all of this carnage in the most extraordinary, close-up detail and by the end you appreciate her for doing it - after all, why on earth would she spare us? -- Mark Smith * Scotland Herald *
Mayhew's book is a valuable contribution to the history of military medicine -- Pete Starling * British Society for the History of Medicine *
Mayhew is uniquely placed to tell this story, which flits between medical science and heart-thumping narrative. -- Miles Amoore * Literary Review *
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