Breathing the Fire

Breathing the Fire

by Kimberly Dozier


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Breathing the Fire by Kimberly Dozier

CBS News correspondent Kimberly Dozier battled back from critical injuries sustained in a Baghdad bombing, a prominent incident that claimed the lives of her two crew members, an Army officer, and his interpreter. In Breathing the Fire, Dozier offers a personal memoir of tenacity as well as dedication and drama. Through her often painful and inspiring account, readers learn what wounded military personnel—along with their families and friends—endure on the long road to recovery. Dozier also recounts her rise to network broadcasting, shares insights into the culture of war-zone reporting, and describes the unique demands on and perils of women covering dangerous events.

Dozier is a fighter. She fought to reach her position as a television reporter for CBS News, placing herself on the streets of Baghdad with a military patrol. And she fought to survive after a parked car erupted with deadly shrapnel, shattering her legs, riddling her skull, and killing several in her group. Her book traces the roots of her inner strength, which continues to propel her against daunting obstacles that most people would perceive as insurmountable. In that respect, this book is an inspiring story for women, demonstrating that their dreams and aspirations are limited only by their own resolve—a story that is perfect for its time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780696238376
Publisher: Meredith Books
Publication date: 05/13/2008
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Kimberly Dozier is an award-winning CBS News correspondent who has worked primarily in Baghdad since August 2003. She has covered Iraq and the Middle East extensively for the CBS Evening News, The Early Show, and CBS Radio News.

Kimberly Dozier is a veteran journalist of print, radio and television news and has been featured in numerous media outlets, including CBS Primetime and Peoplemagazine.

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