From School Library Journal
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LEE WOODRUFF, author "In an Instant," the memoir of
ABC News Anchor Bob Woodruff's injury in Iraq
BREATHING THE FIRE is a harrowing tale of courage, survival, determination, fellowship and the high price of covering a war. Kim Dozier is a master storyteller and one tough journalist. Her family is lucky to have her back - and America is lucky to have her on the front lines of reporting.
Kimberly Dozier's story, from her injury in Iraq on Memorial Day 2006 to her long recovery, is an important reminder of the tremendous sacrifices that our men and women overseas have made and are still making. By writing about her experiences on the battlefield and in recovery alongside our wounded warriors, she provides an inspiring voice for thoseboth in and out of uniformwho face the same challenges of injury, recovery, and loss. It is a compelling read.
GEORGE W. CASEY, Jr., U.S. Army, U.S. Army,
former commander of multinational forces in Iraq
Kimberly Dozier has mastered the great art of storytelling in her brilliant book about how she survived an I.E.D. attack in Iraq. She writes of her ordeal without self-pity, dissecting and reliving the trials of Job: broken bones, burns, infections, unbearable pain and occasional medical advice that made things worse. What she did to survive is remarkable; her account of it is raw and riveting. You can't put it down.
LESLEY STAHL, 60 Minutes
The bomb blast that Kimberly Dozier survived in 2006 took her out of Iraq but she never stopped being a war correspondent. Here is a rare, personal viewwith all the attention to detail a great reporter brings to bearinto an experience shared by thousands of wounded Iraq veterans.
DAN RATHER, HD Net