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This expert piece of journalism by a brave man about brave men follows three soldiers and a reporter through eighteen months on Ward 57 Walter Reed's amputee wing The Washington Post Time magazine's Michael Weisskopf was riding through Baghdad in the back of a US Army Humvee when he heard a metallic thunk Looking down he spotted a small object inches from his feet an. This is a true story about a journalist who lost his hand while covering the war and was subseuently rehabbed at Walter Reed the first civilian to have done this The book follows his journey as well as a few other soldiers who were at Walter Reed at the same time all of them new amputees I admit I got totally geeked out over the OT parts I guess saying I enjoyed this book would be a stretch since it isn t an enjoyable subject but I found the story lines especially as the journalist coped with his new identity as an amputee very engaging and enlightening At times the writing was a bit melodramatic but hey he is a journalist so for the most part it was

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Blood Brothers Among the Soldiers of Ward 57

Ing that would follow his release Blood Brothers is the story of this difficult passageĀ—a story that begins with healthy men heading off to war and continues through the months in Ward 57 as they prepare for a different life than the one they left A chronicle of devastation and recovery this is a deeply affecting portrait of the private aftermath of combat casualtie. I borrowed this from the library to be part of my Vintage 57 reading challenge and was pleasantly surprised to find it interesting and very readable The author is a journalist who went to report on the American presence in Ira and while travelling with a group of soldiers lost his right hand to a grenadeThe book details his progress in Ward 57 the specialist ward for amputees and that of some of the soldiers he got to know very well He also muses on the role of a journalist in war and on heroism

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D reached down to take it in his hand Then everything went black Weisskopf lost his hand and was sent to Ward 57 at Walter Reed Medical Center the wing reserved for amputees There he met soldiers Pete Damon Luis Rodriguez and Bobby Isaacs alongside whom he navigated the bewildering process of recovery and began reconciling life before that day in Baghdad with everyth. When Time magazine reporter Michael Weisskopf went to Ira to do a cover story on the US soldier as Time s Person of the Year for 2003 he came back with the story of a lifetime Problem is it wasn t the cover story It was a story that came from losing his right hand to a grenadereturnreturnAs the first reporter wounded in a war ever afforded the privilege of being treated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center Weisskopf was in a uniue position to view and truly understand the care and treatment provided battlefield amputees From that position he brings us Blood Brothers the story of soldiers treated on Ward 57 of the hospital the amputee wardreturnreturnWe


10 thoughts on “Blood Brothers Among the Soldiers of Ward 57

  1. says:

    I couldn't put this book down Weisskopf a journalist for Time Magazine has fast paced sound bite style that kept my attention for the

  2. says:

    This is a true story about a journalist who lost his hand while covering the war and was subseuently rehabbed at Walter Reed the first civilian to have done this The book follows his journey as well as a few other soldiers who were at Walter Reed at the same time all of them new amputees I admit I got totally geeked out over the O

  3. says:

    Amputees wandered in all day to pull up a chair at the crossroads of industry and medicine They came for repairs They came for fittings and batteries They came to watch technicians stoop over worn wooden benches file plaste

  4. says:

    These soliders are true American heroswe need support all amputees of this endless war on terror

  5. says:

    When Time magazine reporter Michael Weisskopf went to Ira to do a cover story on the US soldier as Time's Person of the Year for 2003 he came back with the story of a lifetime Problem is it wasn't the cover story It was a story that came from losing his right hand to a grenadereturnreturnAs the first reporter wounded in a war ever afforded the privilege of being treated at Walter Reed Army Medical Center Weiss

  6. says:

    45 starsThis was an interesting memoirbiography about four men who lost limbs due to the war in Ira Author Weisskopf was a journalist temporarily in Ira when he received the injury that caused the loss of his right hand The other three men in the book were soldiers who around the same time but caught in different battles lost arms or legs All

  7. says:

    Must read book for every civilan to have a brief glimpse at what our wounded soliders endure for our freedoms I worked on Ward 57 fo

  8. says:

    I borrowed this from the library to be part of my 'Vintage 57' reading challenge and was pleasantly surprised to find it interesting and very readable The author is a journalist who went to report on the American presence in Ira and while travelling with a group of soldiers lost his right hand to a grenadeThe book details his progress in Ward 57 the specialist ward for amputees and that of some of the soldie

  9. says:

    An inside look at the aftermath psychologically emotionally spiritually and physically of soldiers who sacrificed life and limb in the war Interesting point of view from a US reporter who was imbedded in the war and injured while riding with soldiers He tells his story as well as others from injury through the r

  10. says:

    This book is an in depth look into the lives of those soldiers and journalists who have been wounded at war Weissk