Book Reviews

“Because private providers do not see as many veterans, they might miss the necessary diagnosis and fail to recommend the very treatment that the country who sent the veteran to war promised to deliver upon his or her return. As a Vietnam War veteran who has depended on VHA services for years, this is the kind of care the VHA is proud and pleased to deliver. Although Gordon’s book is grounded in scientific and medical data, it is not only a very comprehensible read, but a proverbial “must read.”

Denny Riley, Beyond Chron
Review of The Battle for Veterans Healthcare

“Once in a very long while, a book crystallizes the disquiet that people feel about some grave issue, places it in a human context that everyone can understand and galvanizes us toward a new way of thinking and acting. “Life Support” belongs in the august company of Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring,” Michael Harrington’s “The Other America,” Betty Friedan’s “The Feminine Mystique” and other pivotal works with the power to shift the nation’s consciousness. I only hope that a society almost pathologically averse to facing the realities of human illness and mortality can come to its senses before great damage is done.”

Beryl Lieff Benderly
The Washington Post

Review of Life Support: Three Nurses on the Front Lines