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The Resource Blindsided by the Taliban : a journalist's story of war, trauma, love, and loss, Carmen Gentile

Blindsided by the Taliban : a journalist's story of war, trauma, love, and loss, Carmen Gentile

Label
Blindsided by the Taliban : a journalist's story of war, trauma, love, and loss
Title
Blindsided by the Taliban
Title remainder
a journalist's story of war, trauma, love, and loss
Statement of responsibility
Carmen Gentile
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On September 9, 2010, while embedded with an Army unit and talking with locals in a small village in eastern Afghanistan, journalist Carmen Gentile was struck in the face by a rocket-propelled grenade. Inexplicably, the grenade did not explode and Gentile survived, albeit with the right side of his face shattered and blinded in one eye. Making matters worse, his engagement was on the ropes and his fiancée absent from his bedside. Blindsided by the Taliban chronicles the author's numerous missteps and shortcomings while coming to terms with injury and a lost love. Inventive and unprecedented surgeries would ultimately save Gentile's face and eyesight, but the depression and trauma that followed his physical and emotional injuries proved a much harder recovery. Ultimately, Gentile would find that returning to the front lines and continuing the work he loved was the only way to become whole again
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gentile, Carmen
Dewey number
070.44995
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS371.4135
LC item number
.G46 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gentile, Carmen
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Journalists
  • Journalists
  • Head
Target audience
adult
Label
Blindsided by the Taliban : a journalist's story of war, trauma, love, and loss, Carmen Gentile
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Thanks, Claude Pepper
  • 188
  • Chapter 33
  • Whoring on the Fourth
  • 191
  • Chapter 34
  • Dirt Cookies
  • 195
  • Chapter 35
  • Embrace the Suck
  • 203
  • 17
  • Chapter 36
  • "Bodyguards" Reminder
  • 208
  • Chapter 37
  • Fortunate People Problems
  • 211
  • Chapter 38
  • Nine Months Later...
  • 216
  • Chapter 4
  • A "Hurt Locker" Situation
  • 21
  • Chapter 5
  • Mean Mugging
  • 26
  • Chapter 6
  • Eye Patch-Porno Fantasy
  • Part 1
  • 34
  • Chapter 7
  • Happy Anniversary, Assholes
  • 40
  • Chapter 8
  • This Is My Safety
  • 45
  • Chapter 9
  • Worse Than I Thought
  • 48
  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 10
  • Bedridden
  • 51
  • Chapter 11
  • Lady Luck Is a Sneaky Bitch
  • 58
  • Chapter 12
  • Are We Crazy?
  • 68
  • Chapter 13
  • Freelancing in Afghanistan
  • Head Cracked Open, Chest Kicked In
  • 71
  • Chapter 14
  • A Geyser of Gold
  • 73
  • Chapter 15
  • Prostrate in NYC
  • 78
  • Chapter 16
  • Zack Morris Is My Lord and Savior
  • 3
  • 85
  • Chapter 17
  • An "Accidental" Profession of Love
  • 98
  • Chapter 18
  • A Cyclops and Cranberry Sauce
  • 101
  • Part 2
  • Chapter 19
  • Ring of Truth
  • Chapter 2
  • 107
  • Chapter 20
  • Is the Timing Right?
  • 113
  • Chapter 21
  • Cannonball Run
  • 115
  • Chapter 22
  • Graham Greene Can Suck My Dick!
  • 128
  • Pirtle King Clusterfuck
  • Chapter 23
  • Final Touches on a Flawed Masterpiece
  • 131
  • Chapter 24
  • Instant Replay
  • 138
  • Chapter 25
  • Whacking the Beard
  • 142
  • Chapter 26
  • 10
  • Afghanistan or the Abyss
  • 145
  • Part 3
  • Chapter 27
  • I Take It Back!
  • 151
  • Chapter 28
  • Fear Sweat and Celine Dion
  • 159
  • Chapter 29
  • Chapter 3
  • Whack-A-Mole Warfare
  • 169
  • Chapter 30
  • Trailhead to a Dead End
  • 175
  • Chapter 31
  • Luckiest Fuck
  • 182
  • Chapter 32
  • Bruins Win and Mortars Rain
Control code
ocn988170826
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 223 pages, 16 unnumberd pages of plates
Isbn
9781510729681
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
070.44995 G289 ; XX-N ; [A17BP168, #7, 4@24.99, wjm/RT ]
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 988170826
  • (OCoLC)988170826
Label
Blindsided by the Taliban : a journalist's story of war, trauma, love, and loss, Carmen Gentile
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Thanks, Claude Pepper
  • 188
  • Chapter 33
  • Whoring on the Fourth
  • 191
  • Chapter 34
  • Dirt Cookies
  • 195
  • Chapter 35
  • Embrace the Suck
  • 203
  • 17
  • Chapter 36
  • "Bodyguards" Reminder
  • 208
  • Chapter 37
  • Fortunate People Problems
  • 211
  • Chapter 38
  • Nine Months Later...
  • 216
  • Chapter 4
  • A "Hurt Locker" Situation
  • 21
  • Chapter 5
  • Mean Mugging
  • 26
  • Chapter 6
  • Eye Patch-Porno Fantasy
  • Part 1
  • 34
  • Chapter 7
  • Happy Anniversary, Assholes
  • 40
  • Chapter 8
  • This Is My Safety
  • 45
  • Chapter 9
  • Worse Than I Thought
  • 48
  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 10
  • Bedridden
  • 51
  • Chapter 11
  • Lady Luck Is a Sneaky Bitch
  • 58
  • Chapter 12
  • Are We Crazy?
  • 68
  • Chapter 13
  • Freelancing in Afghanistan
  • Head Cracked Open, Chest Kicked In
  • 71
  • Chapter 14
  • A Geyser of Gold
  • 73
  • Chapter 15
  • Prostrate in NYC
  • 78
  • Chapter 16
  • Zack Morris Is My Lord and Savior
  • 3
  • 85
  • Chapter 17
  • An "Accidental" Profession of Love
  • 98
  • Chapter 18
  • A Cyclops and Cranberry Sauce
  • 101
  • Part 2
  • Chapter 19
  • Ring of Truth
  • Chapter 2
  • 107
  • Chapter 20
  • Is the Timing Right?
  • 113
  • Chapter 21
  • Cannonball Run
  • 115
  • Chapter 22
  • Graham Greene Can Suck My Dick!
  • 128
  • Pirtle King Clusterfuck
  • Chapter 23
  • Final Touches on a Flawed Masterpiece
  • 131
  • Chapter 24
  • Instant Replay
  • 138
  • Chapter 25
  • Whacking the Beard
  • 142
  • Chapter 26
  • 10
  • Afghanistan or the Abyss
  • 145
  • Part 3
  • Chapter 27
  • I Take It Back!
  • 151
  • Chapter 28
  • Fear Sweat and Celine Dion
  • 159
  • Chapter 29
  • Chapter 3
  • Whack-A-Mole Warfare
  • 169
  • Chapter 30
  • Trailhead to a Dead End
  • 175
  • Chapter 31
  • Luckiest Fuck
  • 182
  • Chapter 32
  • Bruins Win and Mortars Rain
Control code
ocn988170826
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 223 pages, 16 unnumberd pages of plates
Isbn
9781510729681
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
070.44995 G289 ; XX-N ; [A17BP168, #7, 4@24.99, wjm/RT ]
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 988170826
  • (OCoLC)988170826

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