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Title Crossings : a doctor-soldier's story / Jon Kerstetter.
Author Kerstetter, Jon, author.
Publication New York : Crown Publishing, [2017]
Edition First edition.
Description viii, 342 pages ; 25 cm
Call # B KERSTETTER C
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.
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."-- Publisher description.
Subject Kerstetter, Jon.
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Personal narratives, American.
United States. Army -- Flight surgeons -- Biography.
Physicians -- United States -- Biography.
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Medical care.
Cerebrovascular disease -- Patients -- United States -- Biography.
Brain damage -- Patients -- United States -- Biography.
Post-traumatic stress disorder -- Patients -- United States -- Biography.
Disabled veterans -- United States -- Biography.
Alt Title Doctor-soldier's story
Related To Online version: Kerstetter, Jon, author. Crossings First edition. New York : Crown Publishing, [2017] 9781101904381 (DLC) 2017036289
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