Breathing the Fire: Fighting to Survive, and Get Back to the Fight

Breathing the Fire: Fighting to Survive, and Get Back to the Fight

by Kimberly Dozier


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CBS Foreign Correspondent Kimberly Dozier shares her compelling story from being injured in Iraq to her recovery...shedding light on the ordeal faced by countless combat veterans and civilians.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781565236158
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/01/2011
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Covering events for the Middle East as a foreign correspondent for CBS News, Kimberly Dozier earned a reputation for being on top of the news, from disputed territories of Israel to the war in Afghanistan and the hunt for Osama bin Laden. She reported on the war in Iraq from 2003 until she was injured by a car bomb in 2006. She recently returned to Iraq as an Intelligence/Counterterrorism correspondent for the Associated Press.

Previously she was London Bureau Chief for CBS Radio News, has received four Gracie Awards and a Peabody Award, including one for her body of work in Iraq, has done reporting for the Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, and been featured on CBS Primetime and in Glamour magazine.

Table of Contents

Introduction Chapter 1: just before Chapter 2: waking to horror Chapter 3: one bomb refracted Chapter 4: combat support hospital-green zone Chapter 5: word spreads Chapter 6: landstuhl Chapter 7: hard landing Chapter 8: fighting doziers Chapter 9: we can rebuild her Chapter 10: body battles Chapter 11: ambushed Chapter 12: handling it Chapter 13: advice, welcome and otherwise Chapter 14: another setback Chapter 15: zero to a hundred feet- in two weeks Chapter 16: baby steps Chapter 17: finding sanctuary Chapter 18: getting to work again Chapter 19: coming to terms postscript

What People are Saying About This

Lesley Stahl

Kimberly Dozier has mastered the great art of storytelling in her brilliant book about how she survived an I.E.D. attack in Iraq. She writes of her ordeal without self-pity, dissecting and reliving the trials of Job: broken bones, burns, infections, unbearable pain and occasional medical advice that made things worse. What she did to survive is remarkable; her account of it is raw and riveting. You can''t put it down. (Lesley Stahl of 60 Minutes)

Tom Brokaw

A master storyteller and one tough journalist. America is lucky to have her on the front lines of reporting.

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