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The Eagle on My Arm: How the Wilderness and Birds of Prey Saved a Veteran's Life

Dava Guerin and Terry Bivens


The Eagle on My Arm details the journey to recovery of Vietnam veteran Patrick Bradley. Enlisting at the age of eighteen, Bradley was mortified by the scenes in the North Vietnam jungles, and found himself unable to cope. At a psychiatrist’s recommendation, Bradley traveled to the Canadian wilderness where he spent three years studying and documenting bald eagles and their behavior. He made groundbreaking discoveries during his research, linking the use of chemical DDT to the decrease in southern bald eagle populations. Additionally, he made notable progress in his recovery, able to better con ... More

Keywords: PTSD, Canadian Wilderness, Bald Eagles, Vietnam Veteran, Military, Veteran, Avian Therapy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780813180021
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813180021.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dava Guerin, author

Terry Bivens, author