As the Iraq War continues to exact a toll, Back from the Front: Combat Trauma, Love, and the Family speaks openly about the personal and social costs of war that most of us would rather ignore. This is a book that informs non-veterans and the general public as much as it helps those who have been directly of indirectly scarred by the experience of violence. And it is written directly, plainly, intelligently and with clear humanity.The book discusses some of the most common problems confronting families of combat veterans: emotional numbing, sexual difficulties, anger, and guilt. There are also chapters on family violence, children, women veterans, and military couples. Back from the Front also gives hope for healing from PTSD and provides lists of resources as well as tips for communicating effectively.