This is the best current academic book on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that I know of. Its strengths are its evidence-based reviews of nosology, neurobiology, pharmacotherapy, psychotherapy, and disaster mental health. It includes theoretical approaches in biological, developmental, psychological, and psychosocial dimensions. It addresses factors both in vulnerability and in resilience. Each chapter includes commentaries by experts, who give added perspective. The references, from a huge literature, are selective, current, extensive, and excellent. The contributors, who are also on the DSM-5 Task Force for Anxiety Disorders, include editors Drs. Dan Stein and Matthew Friedman, as well as Murray Stein and Robert Ursano. The chapters that hooked me were the first three.