The Resource Crossings : a doctor-soldier's story, Jon Kerstetter

Crossings : a doctor-soldier's story, Jon Kerstetter

Label
Crossings : a doctor-soldier's story
Title
Crossings
Title remainder
a doctor-soldier's story
Statement of responsibility
Jon Kerstetter
Title variation
Doctor-soldier's story
Title variation remainder
a doctor-soldiers story
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Every juncture in Jon Kerstetter's life has been marked by a crossing from one world into another: from civilian to doctor to soldier; between healing and waging war; and between compassion and hatred of the enemy. When an injury led to a stroke that ended his careers as a doctor and a soldier, he faced the most difficult crossing of all, a recovery that proved as shattering as war itself. Crossings is a memoir of an improbable, powerfully drawn life, one that began in poverty on the Oneida Reservation in Wisconsin but grew by force of will to encompass a remarkable medical practice. Trained as an emergency physician, Kerstetter's thirst for intensity led him to volunteer in war-torn Rwanda, Kosovo, and Bosnia, and to join the Army National Guard. His three tours in the Iraq War marked the height of the American struggle there. The story of his work in theater, which involved everything from saving soldiers' lives to organizing the joint U.S.-Iraqi forensics team tasked with identifying the bodies of Saddam Hussein's sons, is a bracing, unprecedented evocation of a doctor's life at war. But war was only the start of Kerstetter's struggle. The stroke he suffered upon returning from Iraq led to serious cognitive and physical disabilities. His years-long recovery, impeded by near-unbearable pain and complicated by PTSD, meant overcoming the perceived limits of his body and mind and reimagining his own capacity for renewal and change. It led him not only to writing as a vocation but to a deeper understanding of how healing means accepting a new identity, and how that acceptance must be fought for with as much tenacity as any battlefield victory."--Jacket flap
Summary
A Native American doctor shares a poignant memoir on his experiences as a medic and officer in Kosovo, Bosnia and the Iraq War before suffering an injury and stroke on his third tour, which forced him to return home and make a difficult transition to becoming a doctor-patient at home
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10576543
Cataloging source
DLC
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Kerstetter, Jon
Dewey number
  • 956.7044/37
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Kerstetter, Jon
  • United States
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Physicians
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Brain damage
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Disabled veterans
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Medical
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Military
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
Target audience
adult
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a doctor-soldier's story
Label
Crossings : a doctor-soldier's story, Jon Kerstetter
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn957503642
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 342 pages
Isbn
9781101904374
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017024442
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)957503642
Label
Crossings : a doctor-soldier's story, Jon Kerstetter
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn957503642
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 342 pages
Isbn
9781101904374
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017024442
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)957503642

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