I bought this book to help with research for an Open University project and found it completely absorbing and thought provoking. Highly recommend for anyone interested in historical responses to wars and those who fight them,
This is an unusual and fascinating slant on the myth of Achilles which was my reason for purchasing. However, t is also a very humane, thought provoking and relevant book for anyone who is concerned about the effects of war on ordinary people. I read it in almost one sitting and will read it again. The recorded thoughts of survivors form a deeply moving testimony of the lasting effects of conflict. Highly recommended.