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The Resource Touching the dragon : and other techniques for surviving life's wars, by James Hatch and Christian D'Andrea

Touching the dragon : and other techniques for surviving life's wars, by James Hatch and Christian D'Andrea

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Touching the dragon : and other techniques for surviving life's wars
Title
Touching the dragon
Title remainder
and other techniques for surviving life's wars
Statement of responsibility
by James Hatch and Christian D'Andrea
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Language
eng
Summary
"Former Navy SEAL Senior Chief James Hatch tells a fierce, moving tale of being badly wounded on a special ops mission that ended his two-decades-long military career; his searing recovery; and the struggle to live life off the speeding train of war. In Touching the Dragon, James Hatch, Naval Special Warfare Operator, expert commando, tactical master in deadly operations, twenty-four years in service to his country (he enlisted in the Army National Guard at age seventeen), writes of his years of military service, from joining the Navy at eighteen, becoming a SEAL, to his joining the Naval Special Warfare Development group ("If I died in a gunfight, it would be doing something I loved"). He writes of the harrowing secret missions (Iraq, Bosnia, Africa); and of the fateful final mission (Afghanistan), that left him badly shot (a bullet exploding through his femur and out the back of his leg) as Hatch and his SEAL team crew were attempting to rescue a rogue soldier--Pvt. Bowe Bergdahl, who deserted his post, was captured by Al Qaida and Taliban militants, and was set to be smuggled to a part of the world where Americans could never reach him. Hatch writes of the horrific wound to his leg; of having no choice but to end his military career; of coming home to the country he'd spent his life defending; of the ordeal of getting well physically (eighteen surgeries; twelve months of recovery; learning to walk again); of having to find out who he was as a man apart from the chaotic world of special operations missions; of days and months of despair, alcoholism, the pull toward suicide; and of finally, through love of family, friends, soldiers, and his specially trained military dogs, touching the dragon, of going through the fear of feeling unfit for society, of finding a purpose and a way back to life."--
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autobiography
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Hatch, James
Dewey number
362.4092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS371.413
LC item number
.H38 2018
Literary form
non fiction
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D'Andrea, Christian
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  • Hatch, James
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Disabled veterans
  • Amputees
  • Conduct of life
  • Amputees
  • Armed Forces
  • Conduct of life
  • Disabled veterans
  • Veterans
  • United States
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Touching the dragon : and other techniques for surviving life's wars, by James Hatch and Christian D'Andrea
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
on1002293455
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
325 pages
Isbn
9780451494689
Lccn
2017045474
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • (Sirsi) o1002293455
  • (OCoLC)1002293455
Label
Touching the dragon : and other techniques for surviving life's wars, by James Hatch and Christian D'Andrea
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
Control code
on1002293455
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
325 pages
Isbn
9780451494689
Lccn
2017045474
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o1002293455
  • (OCoLC)1002293455

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