Breathing the Fire

  • by Kimberly Dozier
  • Narrated by Kimberly Dozier
  • 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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, listeners 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.

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What the Critics Say

"A harrowing tale of courage, survival, determination, fellowship, and the high price of covering a war." (Tom Brokaw)
"Here is a rare, personal view - with all the attention to detail a great reporter brings to bear - into an experience shared by thousands of wounded Iraq veterans." (Dan Rather)

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I don't care what others have said...

In 1986 I was shot in my hand by some idiot with a 12 gauge shotgun. It was loaded with number 7 bird shot. My left wrist and hand were chewed to pieces. Thus began a 4 year Odyssey to recover. I now know I had some form of PTSD, admittedly a mild form, (I'd never compare myself to those who've survided and IED) but PTSD none the less. Listening to her book brought back many bad memories of this experience. I must give her a lot of credit for having the courage to first remember what happened and for writing it down for the world to see. Kimberly is a very courageous person indeed. Thanks for writing this book it's really helped this old jarhead to understand what I went though.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-13-2008
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio