Alfred Herzog Bombs, Bees and Apple Trees

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Bombs, Bees and Apple Trees

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9780615709109: Bombs, Bees and Apple Trees

Beginning during the tumultuous time of WW II in Germany, it is the story of a young boy whose father is killed in the Battle of Stalingrad, The author describes his search for father figures and follows his development as he leaves post WW II Germany behind and immigrates to America with his family to make a new life. Adjusting to both a stepfather and a new culture, his story explores the development of his life through introspection and finding meaning in life's unexpected experiences. The author writes with both pathos and humor.

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Alfre Herzog is a practicing psychiatrist and psychotherapist in private practice and the Medical Director of the Professional Programs at the Institute of Living in Hartford, CT. The first seven years of his education occurred in a one room schoolhouse in Germany. Once in America, he graduated from his rural high school and then completed his education at Amherst College, The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Yale. Dr. Herzog is a clinical professor of psychiatry and is active in medical politics on the local, state and national levels. He is married, has two daughters and four grandchildren.

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Bombs, Bees and Apple Trees is a memoir, a look back through the eyes of a very experienced psychiatrist, a gifted psychotherapist, bringing these special skils to examine not the life of another, but his own growth and development as a son, a student, a husband, a father, a grandfather, a physician's physician, a hospital-based leader and a participant in the current national debate about health care access, cost, and quality, especially as it affects the emotionally troubled and depressed. It is, if you read it carefully and wonder a bit between the lines, an in-depth attempt to understand why and how a life developed the way it did. It is unusual, but refreshing, to see such honest, skilled introspection. There is much to learn in this memoir. It beautifully defines the difference between the many who are but doctors of medicine, and the few who are true physicians. Bombs, Bees and Apple Trees is a book that you will go back and read at least twice. --Peter J. Deckers, MD, Professor of Surgery, Dean Emeritus, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

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