The Resource Blood brothers : among the soldiers of Ward 57, Michael Weisskopf

Blood brothers : among the soldiers of Ward 57, Michael Weisskopf

Label
Blood brothers : among the soldiers of Ward 57
Title
Blood brothers
Title remainder
among the soldiers of Ward 57
Statement of responsibility
Michael Weisskopf
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A powerful account of eighteen months in the lives of three soldiers and a journalist, all patients in Ward 57, Walter Reed's amputee wing. Time magazine's Michael Weisskopf, an embedded reporter, was riding through Baghdad in the back of a U.S. Army Humvee, when he heard a metallic thunk. Looking down, he saw a small, dark object rolling inches from his feet. He reached down and took it in his hand. Then everything went black. Weisskopf lost his hand and was sent for treatment to Walter Reed Medical Center. There he crossed paths with three soldiers whose stories he learned during months in the ward. Alongside these men, he navigated the bewildering process of recovery and reentry, and began reconciling life before that day in Baghdad with everything that would follow his release. This chronicle of devastation and recovery is an affecting portrait of the private aftermath of combat casualties.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weisskopf, Michael
Dewey number
  • 956.7044/3092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS79.76
LC item number
.W45 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2006 N-579
  • WO 800
NLM item number
W433b 2006
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Iraq War, 2003-
  • Weisskopf, Michael
  • Embedded war correspondents
  • Walter Reed Army Hospital (Washington, D.C.)
  • Walter Reed Army Hospital (Washington, D.C.)
  • Amputation, Traumatic
  • Amputation, Traumatic
  • History, 21st Century
  • History, 21st Century
  • Military Personnel
  • Military Personnel
  • War
  • War
  • Soldat
  • Verwundung
  • USA
Label
Blood brothers : among the soldiers of Ward 57, Michael Weisskopf
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • 43
  • 4
  • Hooks and Hearts
  • 67
  • 5
  • Hornbook for the Handicapped
  • 93
  • 6
  • New Muscles
  • 121
  • 1
  • 7
  • A Hero's Welcome
  • 141
  • 8
  • "Look Back, But Don't Stare"
  • 167
  • 9
  • Standing Up
  • 191
  • 10
  • Toy Soldier
  • Anniversary
  • 209
  • 11
  • The Unconscious Mind
  • 231
  • 12
  • The Prize
  • 247
  • 5
  • 2
  • Ward 57
  • 21
  • 3
  • Cutting Time
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 301 pages, [8] pages of plates
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)944242352
Label
Blood brothers : among the soldiers of Ward 57, Michael Weisskopf
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • 43
  • 4
  • Hooks and Hearts
  • 67
  • 5
  • Hornbook for the Handicapped
  • 93
  • 6
  • New Muscles
  • 121
  • 1
  • 7
  • A Hero's Welcome
  • 141
  • 8
  • "Look Back, But Don't Stare"
  • 167
  • 9
  • Standing Up
  • 191
  • 10
  • Toy Soldier
  • Anniversary
  • 209
  • 11
  • The Unconscious Mind
  • 231
  • 12
  • The Prize
  • 247
  • 5
  • 2
  • Ward 57
  • 21
  • 3
  • Cutting Time
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 301 pages, [8] pages of plates
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)944242352

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