FOB Doc

FOB Doc

A Doctor on the Front Lines in Afghanistan : A War Diary

eBook - 2009
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Baker & Taylor
Describes the journey of Alexander Mackenzie, who in 1793, was the first European to cross the continent north of Mexico.

Perseus Publishing
Military doctors serving in Afghanistan usually spend their entire tour in the relatively safe confines of the main base.FOB Doc is the story of one Canadian doctor who spent nearly his entire tour in combat. Captain Ray Wiss was stationed at Forward Operating Bases FOBs in Khandahar province, the birthplace of the Taliban and the most intense zone combat in Afghanistan. He shares the 'terror and boredom' of the front-line soldier's life in this candid personal diary. One day, he might be participating in combat operations, treating severe and bloody injuries and coping with the deaths of fellow soldiers, both Afghans and NATO allies; another day, he might be writing about the challenges of going to the latrine in sub-zero weather.FOB Doc is heartbreaking and hilarious, often on the same page.


Publisher: Vancouver : Douglas & McIntyre, c2009
ISBN: 9781926812373
1926812379
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xv, 194 p., [14]) : col. ill., maps, col. ports

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kb456
Feb 10, 2016

Engaging and well-written.

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deerhaven
Sep 14, 2012

Fantastic book. Not difficult to read, explains all terms - uses a bit of military and a bit of medical terminology. But explains why Dr. Weiss supported us being in Afghanistan, and why the west should care. Told very caringly about the Afghan people and about soldiers who serve overseas, but also with bits of humour. Dr. Weiss cares enough that profits go to Veterans associaton, not to the author.

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lkoschzeck
Nov 26, 2010

An excellent read, down to earth and honest!

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