Crossings

Crossings

A Doctor-soldier's Story

Book - 2017
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"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.
Publisher: New York :, Crown Publishing,, [2017]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781101904374
1101904372
9781101904398
1101904399
Characteristics: viii, 342 pages ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: Doctor-soldier's story

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