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The Resource Fighting blind : a Green Beret's story of extraordinary courage, Ivan Castro and Jim DeFelice

Fighting blind : a Green Beret's story of extraordinary courage, Ivan Castro and Jim DeFelice

Label
Fighting blind : a Green Beret's story of extraordinary courage
Title
Fighting blind
Title remainder
a Green Beret's story of extraordinary courage
Statement of responsibility
Ivan Castro and Jim DeFelice
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Fighting was a practiced routine for Lieutenant Ivan Castro. But when a mortar round struck the rooftop of his sniper's post in Iraq, he found himself in a battle more difficult than even he could have imagined. The direct hit killed two other soldiers and nearly claimed Castro's life as well. Mangled by shrapnel and badly burned, Castro was medevac'd to Germany more dead than alive. His lungs were collapsed. He couldn't hear. One eye had been blown out, the nerve to the other severed. In the weeks and months that followed, Castro would find that physical darkness was nothing compared to the emotional darkness of loss and despair. Desperate for a reason to live, he eventually fought his way back to health through exercise and a single-minded goal: running a marathon. Once he set his course, there was no stopping him. Stubborn to a point that at times bordered on insanity, he managed not only to recover but to return to active duty. Since 2007, he has run over two dozen marathons, including the Boston Marathon in 2013, where he was one of the runners diverted when the bombs exploded. Today, Castro he helps prepare soldiers for combat, working exactly as if he were "sighted." This frankly told account of his struggle through adversity, the highs and lows and the always bumpy road in between, is a story of hope and perseverance against the odds: an Unbroken for the present generation,"--Baker & Taylor
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Castro, Iván
Dewey number
  • 362.4/1092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS79.766.C38
LC item number
A3 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
DeFelice, Jim
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Castro, Iván
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • United States
  • Soldiers
  • Male long-distance runners
  • Blind athletes
  • Blind
Label
Fighting blind : a Green Beret's story of extraordinary courage, Ivan Castro and Jim DeFelice
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Early days -- War & the ugly -- Not worth living -- Blind man running -- Living is the only revenge -- Gone dark
Control code
sky280414273
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
291 pages
Isbn
9781250076540
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016014596
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
mv 11/16
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Fighting blind : a Green Beret's story of extraordinary courage, Ivan Castro and Jim DeFelice
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Early days -- War & the ugly -- Not worth living -- Blind man running -- Living is the only revenge -- Gone dark
Control code
sky280414273
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
291 pages
Isbn
9781250076540
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016014596
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
mv 11/16
Other physical details
illustrations

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