Mentally ill white man from the middle of nowhere hates himself and finds himself a failure. To try to cope, he alienates others and finally, in a last gasp of his illness, makes up a story about the Air Force and the Veteran's Administration. This action truly illustrates the main character's illness and his need to blame anything around him for all of his failings.
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The review of this Book prepared by Tyler Durden
Time: 1950s-present. Over forty years surviving with a stress injury(chronic PTSD) caused by training/work as a nuclear fusing specialist on bombs "flown" on SAC B52s in the Cold War, a Korean War veteran struggles with VA to get help. First claim 1976, hassled and withdrew. Second claim in 1999 and still awaiting a decision. Book illustrates long term survival with injury but the cost is high for victim, families, careers, community.
The review of this Book prepared by John B. Jaymes