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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,749 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Judith Lewis Herman Narrator: Jo Anna Perrin Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2011 ISBN: 9781452674841
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When Trauma and Recovery was first published in 1992, it was hailed as a groundbreaking work. In the intervening years, Judith Lewis Herman's volume has changed the way we think about and treat traumatic events and trauma victims. In a new afterword, Herman chronicles the incredible response the book has elicited and explains how the issues surrounding the topic have shifted within the clinical community and the culture at large. Trauma and Recovery brings a new level of understanding to a set of problems usually considered individually. Herman draws on her own cutting-edge research in domestic violence as well as on the vast literature of combat veterans and victims of political terror, to show the parallels between private terrors such as rape and public traumas such as terrorism. The book puts individual experience in a broader political frame, arguing that psychological trauma can be understood only in a social context. Meticulously documented and frequently using the victims' own words as well as those from classic literary works and prison diaries, Trauma and Recovery is a powerful work that will continue to profoundly impact our thinking. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

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

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katherine | 2/10/2014

    " This is an exhaustive and phenomenal study of trauma psychology written by a pioneer in the field. If I'm not mistaken, I believe Herman was one of the first to connect the dots between the experiences of combat veterans, rape victims, and people raised in abusive homes (a connection we tend to take for granted today) and put forth a clinical diagnosis of PTSD as well as a roadmap for its recovery. Dense yet readable and layperson-friendly, Trauma and Recovery is one of the best things you can read on the subject of either. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rickyjez | 2/7/2014

    " A book that every anthropology, sociology, gender studies, political scientist, and the list goes on . . . should add to their collection! A favorite of mine. So thought provoking and full of solutions to how people can make the world a safer more equitable place. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Barth | 1/29/2014

    " This book changed my life and perhaps saved it. It is a fascinating, incredibly helpful and compelling work. It reaffirms the resilience of people and the power to heal after the worst circumstances. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Victoria | 1/19/2014

    " I read this book right after I came back from a month long program on the Holocaust as I was taking a semester long course on the Vietnam war. It was one of the single most helpful tools I came to have when processing what I experienced from survivors and even their children and grand children, and Vietnam Vets who spoke to our class, as well as a much broader context of post trauma - and has been one of the most helpful resources for me in working with people in ministry! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erica | 1/12/2014

    " Not only on a personal level did I relate to this book, it helped me realize what kind of career I wanted to have. Given the tragic subject matter it also holds that healing from trauma is possible and we are not defined by what happens to us. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan Lillian | 12/23/2013

    " So good. Made me think, cry, have nightmares... Don't read before bed, but read this book!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark Feltskog | 11/26/2013

    " This book is, by this point in its history, a work of academic medicine; its scholarly apparatus is in any case impeccable. It is also wise, compassionate and humane. Very highly recommended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leila | 11/18/2013

    " This book is very informative on what trauma does to a person and what is needed to help a traumatized person recover. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tara | 11/11/2013

    " Explains so well that being a prisoner of war is the same as a prisoner of domestic violence or incest victim. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 marie monroe | 11/2/2013

    " this book is amazing. it is the first clinical book on violence that i've read in years that holds me to every sentence on every page. there's no flipping past stuff that's been said a gazillion times. she brings a fresh and deep perspective on coercion and abuse. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate | 5/2/2013

    " An must-read for anyone interested in trauma work. Lots of information to think about that can really make a difference, especially when applying it clinically. I also love the feminist vibe of it as well... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chrisula | 3/27/2013

    " THE most essential book to read if you have an interest in or work with anyone that's been traumatized. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 M.E. | 7/13/2012

    " Outstanding book on exactly what the title says: trauma and recovery. If you work with anyone who has suffered trauma, I recommend this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joanie | 7/11/2012

    " This is a great book about the stages of trauma recovery. Very useful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachelle | 4/17/2012

    " Amazing book about trauma and the recovery process. Great insight on the healing process to such traumatic events and dealing with PTSD. A must read if you are interested in trauma. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Candace | 3/11/2012

    " I am still working on this book. Its an intense and eye opening book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 3/4/2012

    " Good examples and insight but sometimes wordy and hard to follow. Clearly the author has plenty of practical experience but the book left something to be desired. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lyndsey | 12/28/2011

    " I read this book for my class, Women's Narratives of Healing. It's very interesting. We used it to discuss the traumatic situations we read of and discussed. "

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About the Author
Author Judith Lewis Herman

Judith Lewis Herman, MD, is one of the country’s leading experts on trauma and abuse and an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School. She is also the director of training at the Victims of Violence program at Cambridge Hospital and a founding member of the Women’s Mental Health Collective in Massachusetts.

About the Narrator

Jo Anna Perrin is an audiobook narrator whose readings include Disarming the Narcissist by Wendy T. Behary, You Lost Me There by Rosecrans Baldwin, American Freak Show by Willie Geist, and many others.