UA BookStores Hosts Book Launch for Dr. Peter Rhee

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UA BookStores Hosts Book Launch for Dr. Peter Rhee

UA BookStores
May 12, 2014

Join us at UA BookStores, Student Union Memorial Center on May 27 at 5:30 p.m. as we celebrate the release of Dr. Peter Rhee's memoir, TRAUMA RED: The Making of a Surgeon in War and in America's Cities (Scribner; June 3, 2014). This event is free and open to the public.

On Saturday, January 8, 2011, Dr. Peter Rhee was called into work – on his first day off in weeks – to Tucson's University Medical Center Trauma Center, where 10 gunshot victims were being rushed after a man opened fire on a crowd of people at a local supermarket. One of the victims was Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. It was a day the nation would never forget, but for Dr. Rhee, it was also just another day on the job, saving lives. 

In his gripping memoir, Dr. Rhee recalls that "challenging, exhausting, exhilarating, frustrating, heartbreaking, satisfying, bloody, bloody, bloody day at the office," and the path that led him there. From his youth in South Korea and Uganda – where he once watched his surgeon father remove a spear from a man's belly – to frontline surgery in Iraq and Afghanistan, to trauma centers on the urban battlefields of Los Angeles and Washington, DC, Dr. Rhee's life story is so much more than you already know!

Visit uabookstores.arizona.edu/events for more details. 

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