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Flashback Book Summary : A powerful, beautifully written, timely reminder of the continuing horror of postwar life for many soldiers returning from combat With the recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, once again America’s men and women who have seen war close-up are suddenly expected to return seamlessly to civilian life. In Flashback,Penny Coleman tells the cautionary and timely story of posttraumatic stress disorder in the hope that we can sensitively assist those veterans who return from combat in need of help, and the families struggling to support them. “A remarkable combination of painful experience and thoughtful interpretation. Coleman concludes with a moving plea that ‘we accept the truth that war itself is an illness that sickens our society as surely and in much the same way as it sickens our citizens and our soldiers.’ Few authors have done more to confront that sickness as a step toward cure.” —Dr. Robert Jay Lifton, author of Home from the War Penny Coleman, the author of Village Elders, lives with her family in New York City.
Flashback Book Summary : A provocative dystopian thriller set in a future that seems scarily possible, FLASHBACK proves why Dan Simmons is one of our most exciting and versatile writers. The United States is near total collapse. But 87% of the population doesn't care: they're addicted to flashback, a drug that allows its users to re-experience the best moments of their lives. After ex-detective Nick Bottom's wife died in a car accident, he went under the flash to be with her; he's lost his job, his teenage son, and his livelihood as a result. Nick may be a lost soul but he's still a good cop, so he is hired to investigate the murder of a top governmental advisor's son. This flashback-addict becomes the one man who may be able to change the course of an entire nation turning away from the future to live in the past.
Flashback Book Summary : Taking a temporary post as ranger in Dry Tortugas National Park to escape dealing with a marriage proposal, Anna Pigeon investigates a mysterious boating accident that leads her to uncover sinister local crimes from the past.
Flashback Book Summary : This book was written in prison at one of the lowest times of my life. It is a book of sorrow triumphs and tragedies from the depths of my heart and the recesses of my soul. The majority are in poems that came to mind at that time.The beginning of the story is about the fragment of a man who threw his life away hiding in the confines of his mind under the tragedies of addictions.
Flashback Book Summary : Desperately searching for a way to recover her memory, a young American woman on the run must unlock a terrible secret from her past Discovered in a ditch by the side of a country road in France, Eve has only good American dentistry and a ferry ticket scribbled with Arabic letters to suggest her identity. That, and a bullet wound in her brain that she miraculously survives, even as it destroys her memory. Only a few scattered violent images remain—or are they dreams?—along with one undeniable physical fact: she has had a child. When the nuns who have sheltered her for a year are brutally massacred, Eve realizes that whoever she was in her past life, she had powerful enemies. Just half a step ahead of her pursuers, she lights out for Morocco in an attempt to retrace her steps and discover her past. Away from the convent, she begins to discover things that startle her—among them, her capacity for violence and her facility with guns. Was she a spy? Who is the dying man in her nightmares? As she searches through spice-scented souks and glamorous nightclubs for clues to her past, she has to figure out who is after her, and why—before it's too late. Within scenes of heart-stopping terror, Jenny Siler's lyrical writing and memorable images stand out. As Marilyn Stasio said of Easy Money in The New York Times Book Review, Siler's is "a voice that gets your attention like a rifle shot."
Flashback Book Summary : If you could relive your childhood, would you? What if you had no choice? On the thirty-fifth anniversary of his parents' mysterious drowning, Jack Koryan returns to his family beach cottage. During a swim, Jack is attacked by a school of rare jellyfish whose toxic stings put him in a coma for three years. When he awakens, he finds that the jellyfish toxin has left him with an extraordinary memory that impresses his doctors. This discovery is complicated by flashbacks: some, pleasant childhood vignettes, others, confusing flashes of violence that leave him quaking in horror. Jack wonders if he's losing his mind, but that fear is dispelled by Rene Ballard, a pharmacologist working on the world's first cure for Alzheimer's Disease. She wants to test Jack because the basis of the drug is the very jellyfish toxin that sent Jack into a coma. And, while several test patients have miraculously regained functionality, others are also experiencing dangerous flashback seizures. Ballard's revelation sets Jack on a quest to discover what is happening to him. He and Rene uncover a sinister pattern of lies and deceit that has left behind a trail of bodies, and several elderly patients stuck in a past that they cannot emerge from--or don't want to. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Flashback Book Summary : DI Carl McCadden's latest investigation uncovers the perversion and corruption beneath the placid surface of life in Waterford The Belview Guesthouse overlooks the city of Waterford. Popular in theatrical circles, it takes the discovery of a woman's naked body, bludgeoned and flayed and tangled in blood-soaked sheets in one of the bedrooms to bring Inspector McCadden to the residence. But before he's had time to dig out his copy of Hamlet another body is found in similar circumstances across town in Gracedieu. Before long, McCadden finds himself plunged into the murky world of amateur Players, 'home-movie' makers and the local alternative comedy circuit . . . 'The Irish setting makes for a pleasant change and Inspector Carl McCadden has just the right degree of laid-back charm' Guardian
Flashback Book Summary : Firefighter Aidan Donnelly has always battled the flames with trademark icy calm. That is, until a blazing old flame returns—in the shape of sizzling soap star Mackenzie Stafford! Aidan wants to pour water over the unquenchable heat between them. But that just creates more steam…. Kenzie is not the delicate, fragile female she looks like. She has one clear objective, and nothing will stand in the way of her goal—well, nothing but the red-hot touch of a certain dangerously sexy fireman, that is!
Flashback Book Summary : A wounded warrior was facing the toughest mission of his life The battlefield had taught Jake Underwood just how much could be lost in a single moment. So when he returned home, scarred and grieving for those he'd left behind, the last thing he needed was to be responsible for another person's life. Especially that of a missing little girl. But one look in police chief Eden Reddick's tear-fi lled eyes and Jake couldn't help but feel her frustration…and share her pain. Jake knew Eden was grateful for whatever investigative skills he could offer— until he uncovered a connection to her mysterious past. Now, as a heartbreaking case turned even more personal when Eden became a target, Jake realized that all he'd lost in his past was nothing compared with just how much he had to lose now…
Flashback Book Summary : In April, 1968, six weeks after arriving in Vietnam, a young marine becomes the sole survivor of an incident of friendly fire involving over 200 Marines. Severely wounded physically and emotionally, he returns to the States unable to understand his experience and too ashamed and afraid to talk about it. Instead he buries the memories of that tragic day, and as the doctors rebuild his body he tries to build a normal life. On the surface, he is successful; he has a beautiful home, a family, and a good career. He ignores the uneasy feelings that sometimes make the world seem unreal, that make him feel like a fugitive. Then, more than 30 years after he almost died in Vietnam, his memories try to resurface. After a series of terrifying nightmares and flashbacks he discovers that in order to save his future, he must resurrect his past. To my Readers: In this memoir, I've shared my combat experience in Vietnam and my struggles with posttraumatic stress disorder. The nature of war does not change; combat veterans of the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, the War in Afghanistan, and the Iraqi War all have something in common - a heightened risk of PTSD. If you are a combat veteran experiencing problems similar to mine, I hope that my story encourages you to seek and accept help. - J.W. Clark. After his law enforcement career was cut short by increasingly severe PTSD symptoms, J.W. Clark returned to a semi-rural area of Southern California, where he lives with his wife of six years.
Flashback Book Summary : Rob Thomas, like many young men in the 1960s, enlisted as a Navy Corpsman to avoid being drafted. Sent to Vietnam, Rob was part of a secret mission to free POWs. The mission was a failure, and as Thomas returns home he tries to come to terms with an ambivalent government, hostile family, and his own demons and PTSD.
Flashback Book Summary : Robert John Christo, popularly known as Bob Christo, was born in 1938 in Sydney, Australia. After completing his civil engineering in Sydney, he took on projects which involved supporting the military supply lines of the South Vietnamese army and working as construction supervisor on the film sets of Apocalypse Now. Led by his instincts, Christo zealously followed one aspiration after another: chasing after a lost spy ship, running an escort service, modelling for African beer, singing in rock concerts, and so on.
Flashback Book Summary : Dr. Julius de Havilland, a lecturer in history, and his wife Claire, a nurse, are happily married until his friend, Professor Geoff Haynes, persuades him to take part in a new project he's working on. When the experiment goes disastrously wrong it seems that Julius will never see his wife again. But what happens when he becomes attracted to a young Victorian girl? A story of love and infidelity across two centuries, and one man's struggle to live in a world that he has only previously known from history books
Flashback Book Summary : A hundred years before the Starship Voyager was transported to the Delta Quadrant, Lieutenant Tuvok served under one of Starfleet's most famous officers: Captain Hikaru Sulu of the Starship Excelsior. Now those days have come back to haunt him. While traveling through an uncharted nebula, Tuvok is besieged by recurring memories of his time with Captain Sulu—repressed memories that may well kill him unless their source is determined in time. To save her closest friend, Captain Kathryn Janeway follows Tuvok to the century-old bridge of the Excelsior during a desperate battle. There Tuvok, Captain Janeway, Captain Sulu and Commander Janice Rand must face a menace to galactic life unlike anything known before...
Flashback Book Summary : The women of Athena Academy were becoming known as a force for justice around the world. And when new clues surfaced about the decade-old murder of Athena Academy founder and U.S. senator Marion Gracelyn, FBI forensic scientist Alexandra Forsythe jumped to investigate the stone-cold case. With fellow Athena alums and special agent Justin Cohen rallying to the cause, Alex uncovered an intricate web of deceit and murder. The evidence she uncovered could send shock waves around the nation: D.C.'s corridors of power and privilege were harboring a ruthless killer. And this time, all Alex's special skills couldn't protect those she loved from the killer's wrath....
Flashback Book Summary : Toby is eight years old. He had a routine operation. It was fine. Now he's gone home to terror. Months have passed. But Toby still bursts into tortured screams. Because something is very wrong. Toby can remember evey moment of the operation. All the trauma. All the pain. He relives evrey horrifying detail of surgery while he's awake. Now someone must expose the unspeakable truth about this hospital. Or else an innocent child will die. And he won't be the last. The next victim is being wheeled into surgery right now. From the Paperback edition.