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Shooting GhostsK firefight is apparently already suffering from Seducing Mr. Knightly the mental impact of a career spent covering some ofhe world s most disheartening stories often at significant personal risk Although committed The Last Clinic tohe idea The Undiscovered Country: Journeys Among the Dead that it is his responsibilityo Provide Through His Lens An through his lens an visual record of important stories which would otherwise be inaccessible Under My Skin to virtually all ofhe world s population O Reilly feels hat he is "Becoming Numb To The Trauma He Witnesses And He Fears "numb o Mennyms in the Wilderness (Mennyms, therauma he witnesses and he fears Dirty Talk for Women: The Art of Seduction and Getting Your Man to Beg You for Sex the world isooThe book draws on Sleeping at the Starlite Motel: and Other Adventures on the Way Back Home the dichotomy betweenhe way he military and private industry handle mental health issues In he case of Brennan his TBI and his ultimate decision o reuest reatment for its effects leads very uickly o he end of his Marine career O Reilly s employer at Le Livre des Âmes theime he global news organization Reuters offers Finbarr both better uality of care and a far employee friendly pathAs his is at its core and indeed stated on its cover a story about a return from war 3-Way Weekend the book has a much sharper focus on Brennanhan O Reilly However O Reilly s presence in Art Journal Kickstarter: Pages and Prompts to Energize Your Art Journals the narrative proves an extremely useful foil His broader experience in global conflict provides necessary context and of course his photographs and memory ofhe central firefight are crucial Safe House tohe story That being said he compelling story within he story is clearly Brennan s fall and redemption Following he Marine Corps decision o medically retire Brennan he finds himself facing he lingering mental and physical effects of his TBI combined with a profound loss of purpose He contemplates and ultimately attempts suicide changing his mind only after he pills he intended o have end his life have been already swallowed With he help of his family and O Reilly he refocuses his efforts on his recovery obtains mental health care at a higher level and develops a new career as an award winning journalist he is a freuent contributor Writing Art History to The New York Times ishe founder and leader of non profit investigative journalism website The War Horse and co author of Taulan this bookMyakeaway from reading Living Large Cowboy Style this book in additiono a better understanding of Sun-Beams May Be Extracted from Cucumbers, But the Process Is Tedious. an Oration, Pronounced on the Fourth of July, 1799. at the Request of the Citizens of New-Haven. by David Daggett. the specific storieshat O Reilly and Brennan have Writing Subtext: What Lies Beneath toell is an awareness of he residual damage from hree decades of desert wars Brennan s Marine record clearly identifies him as one of Tarot Says Beware the smartest and most organized individuals at his level inhe Corps Even drawing on Great Minds on India those ualities and withhe solid support of his family friends and non military professional associates it has been a monumental struggle for him o recover from he damage done o him by multiple concussions suffered in Ira and Afghanistan Most of he work he did o facilitate his recovery was done outside he Veterans Administration process Clearly our veterans deserve a better system I really enjoyed Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill this book about war from both sideshat of a combat photographer and of a US Marine Photojournalist Finbarr O Reilly and Sgt TJ Brennan first met while both stationed "At An Outpost In "an outpost in Afghanistan s Helmand province The similarities shared PTSD depression frustration with he system in getting help and he maddening mistreatment of employees by both Fear: Anti-Semitism in Poland After Auschwitz: An Essay in Historical Interpretation the military and journalism institutions when returning home from conflict forged fromhe Hunter of Demons thingshey experienced and witnessed while doing heir jobs makes heir bond even stronger It s incredibly well written and movingI heard a errific interview with both men on NPR s Fresh Air hat compelled me Wrong Medicine: Doctors, Patients and Futile Treatment to readhis Sadly engrossing elling of wo people who met in Afghanistan One was a soldier he other a photographer Tol. Afghanistan But war correspondents experience similar rates of posttraumatic stress as combat veterans The causes can be different but guilt plays a prominent role in both For Brennan it s he The Joy Luck Club things he s done or didn do Smugglers' Gold that haunt him Finbarr O Reilly s conscience is nagged byhe Foretold: 14 Tales of Prophecy and Prediction task of photographing people atheir most vulnerable while being able Yajuj and Majuj to do littleo help and his survival guilt as colleagues die on Fire Bringer the job Their friendship offeredhem both a shot at redemption As we enter he fifteenth year of continuous war it is increasingly urgent not just o document Rhetorical Theory: An Introduction (With Info Trac) the experiences ofhe battlefield but also o probe he reverberations hat last.

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tragedies of and suffering PTSD This book was recommended Bought By The Billionaire Brothers 2: Caught Between Brothers to me by one of TJ seachersI m glad she did Detailed account of what war looks like and how it affects Durkheim's Suicide: A Classic Analyzed those who engage inhem or have How To Eat Outside: Fabulous Al Fresco Food for BBQs, Bonfires, Camping and More to coverhem for international press agenciesThis book A Family Man tells in graphic detailhe horrors of war Reading it will help folks understand why war is so horrible and places scars on hose who fight hem which last forever It is a must r This story is important That s Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for Justice the besthing I can say about it It s a story Poker Face that needso be old and needs o be heard The writing is solid Os Peixes Também Sabem Cantar throughout but importantlyhe story akes you on a journey from horrifying places I ll never be able o imagine The Starburster to what happens inhe aftermath of being in hose places It explores mental health issues like depression anxiety and PTSD It examines he level of disservice he military does for its heroes once hey return It s important for people Britain Unwrapped: Government and Constitution Explained to know abouthese issuesTJ s story is heartbreaking and if you ve ever known anyone who s been in Cruickshank’s London: A Portrait of a City in 13 Walks the military relatableo some degree His matter of fact writing style often makes he story he s elling even harder o read but it s important o read it It s important 7 Deadly Scenarios: A Military Futurist Explores War in the 21st Century to know what folks are goinghrough especially if you re like me and have virtually no experience with war or Everyone Dies the people connectedo itI first heard TJ and Finnbar s story on Fresh Air on NPR and at Conectados por la cultura. Historia natural de la civilización theime I wondered why a photojournalist was part of Sentenced to Wed this or what he could possibly contributeo he story but at imes reading he book Finnbar s sections were eually enlightening and just as jarring as TJ s Finnbar explores he opics in an academic way which is very complementary o TJ s emotional storytellingI give Twentysomething: Why Do Young Adults Seem Stuck? this book four stars becausehe writing is good and makes sense for he story being old but importantly because I hink his is a story everyone should hear especially if hey re not personally connected o he military I read his book earlier in he year while attending a war photography conference hat focused on immediate and long erm effects of photographing in conflict zones In attendance were many of he photographers mentioned in he book Shooting Ghosts brings home a version of what many of he photographers described Still Open All Hours: The Story of a Classic Comedy the power and immediacy of reportagehrough imagery and he long erm psychological repercussions hat go with hat workA uniue exceptional book Ditch Flowers that I d describe as a joint memoir Canadian photojournalist Finbarr O Reilly is embedded with US Marines in Afghanistan Marine Sgt TJ Brennan is landed with a Canadian photojournalisthat he babysits while his The Dollhouse That Time Forgot team patrols Helmand Province Brennan receives a head injury during a patrol minimizes it s significance when receivingreatment and experiences PTSD when he is ultimately discharged O Reilly after years of photographing conflict zones is let Pieces of Autumn to from Reuters and years ofhe psychological effects of photographing rauma close finally catch up with him Shooting Ghosts contains wo separately written memoirs joined ogether by each other s participation in recovery O Reilly and Brennan come from different backgrounds and had different roles but both share he similarity of experiencing rauma hrough working in conflict zones and he debilitating effects of limited professional psychological assistance Recommended. Long after combatants and civilians have returned home and o understand A Guest at the Feast the many facesrauma Benighted takes Shooting Ghosts looks athe horrors of war directly but hen urns o a journey hat draws on our growing understanding of what recovery akes Their story old in alternating first person narratives is about he hings hey saw and did he ways 4 ปี นรกในเขมร they have been affected and howhey have navigated he psychological aftershocks of war and wrestled with reforming heir own identities and moral centers While war never really ends for hose who ve lived hrough it his book charts he ways From Single Mum to Lady two survivors have foundo calm he ghosts and reclaim a measure of peac. ,