Fighting blind : a Green Beret's story of extraordinary courage
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New York : St. Martin's Press, [2016].
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Book
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First edition.
ISBN
9781250076540 (hardcover), 1250076544 (hardcover)
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291 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Adult (4th Floor) - Adult Nonfiction
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Published
New York : St. Martin's Press, [2016].
Edition
First edition.
Language
English
ISBN
9781250076540 (hardcover), 1250076544 (hardcover)

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Includes bibliographical references.
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"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.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Castro, I., & DeFelice, J. (2016). Fighting blind: a Green Beret's story of extraordinary courage (First edition.). St. Martin's Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Castro, Iván, 1967- and Jim DeFelice. 2016. Fighting Blind: A Green Beret's Story of Extraordinary Courage. St. Martin's Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Castro, Iván, 1967- and Jim DeFelice. Fighting Blind: A Green Beret's Story of Extraordinary Courage St. Martin's Press, 2016.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Castro, Iván, and Jim DeFelice. Fighting Blind: A Green Beret's Story of Extraordinary Courage First edition., St. Martin's Press, 2016.

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