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The Resource Crossings : a doctor-soldier's story, Jon Kerstetter

Crossings : a doctor-soldier's story, Jon Kerstetter

Label
Crossings : a doctor-soldier's story
Title
Crossings
Title remainder
a doctor-soldier's story
Statement of responsibility
Jon Kerstetter
Title variation
Doctor-soldier's story
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Iraq, as a combat physician and officer, Jon Kerstetter balanced two impossibly conflicting imperatives - to heal and to kill. When he suffered an injury and then a stroke during his third tour, he wound up back home in Iowa, no longer able to be either a doctor or a soldier. In this gorgeous memoir that moves from his impoverished upbringing on an Oneida reservation, to his harrowing stints as a volunteer medic in Kosovo and Bosnia, through the madness of Iraq and his intense mandate to assemble a team to identify the remains of Uday and Qusay Hussein, and the struggle afterward to come to terms with a life irrevocably changed, Kerstetter beautifully illuminates war and survival, the fragility of the human body, and the strength of will that lies within
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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Kerstetter, Jon
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Kerstetter, Jon
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
Label
Crossings : a doctor-soldier's story, Jon Kerstetter
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Part 1. Prologue -- Near the edge of a boundary -- The boundary layer -- Beyond the boundary layer -- 61-November -- War zones -- Call Up -- SimMan -- Camp New York -- Date Palms -- Triage -- Ballistic maneuvers -- The crossing -- Winter error! -- The sound of a zipper -- Globemaster -- Part 2. Awake -- Discovery -- Stroke school -- Reading -- Winter dream -- St. Luke's -- Elephant Man -- Therapy - VA Style -- The List -- Level 5.3 -- Wride (Write) -- Beyond the crossings -- Epilogue
Control code
19789925
Edition
First edition.
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9781101904374
Lccn
2017024442
Label
Crossings : a doctor-soldier's story, Jon Kerstetter
Publication
Contents
Part 1. Prologue -- Near the edge of a boundary -- The boundary layer -- Beyond the boundary layer -- 61-November -- War zones -- Call Up -- SimMan -- Camp New York -- Date Palms -- Triage -- Ballistic maneuvers -- The crossing -- Winter error! -- The sound of a zipper -- Globemaster -- Part 2. Awake -- Discovery -- Stroke school -- Reading -- Winter dream -- St. Luke's -- Elephant Man -- Therapy - VA Style -- The List -- Level 5.3 -- Wride (Write) -- Beyond the crossings -- Epilogue
Control code
19789925
Edition
First edition.
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9781101904374
Lccn
2017024442

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