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>> here's a look at some authors recently featured on the tvs after words, our weekly author interview program. washington times national security council elders provided his thoughts on how the united states can outpace global competitors in the information age. former chief of the new york police department's internal affairs bureau , charles campisi describes his work investigating corruption in the police force. and rhode island senator sheldon whitehouse offered his thoughts on how legislative decisions are influenced by private businesses and special interest groups. in the coming weeks on afterwards, ohio governorjohn kasich will reflect on his 2016 presidential campaign . new york times correspondent elaine cooper will explore the life of ellen johnson hurley, a librarian women's
movement and the first democratically elected female present president in african history.and that's nbc host chris hayes who will look at racial inequality in the united states and this weekend, colorado representative can block talks about corruption in washington and his plans for reform. >> i don't think it's wrong to expect members of the house to raise money for the party to try to win the majority. it's the same thing as the democrats and that is part of the reality of politics. my favorite part of politics but it is part of politics. what i find offensive is the linkage between raising money and assignments to committee. raising money and the chairmanship, raising money and being in leadership. there has to be a merit-based system in place to decide who gets on what committee. if you've been a doctor for 30 years and you show up to congress, you have an expertise and that expertise
is made it on the energy and commerce committee or another committee. it is not whether you can pay more money than adoctor . that shouldn't bethe determining factor on whether you make this committee or not . >> after words airs on book tv every saturday at 10 pm and sunday at 9 pm eastern. you can watch all previous after words programs on our website, booktv.org. >> i had them taking me to fort hood texas and i said i got out of my high school, an 18-year-old kid and they're looking up to me, there my brothers and i have to take care of the now and it's not fair if i go to fort hood so i canceled my orders to go overseas. what an idiot. i went overseas, okay. everything's going my way. a lot of fire fight, and i get anything i want really, i'm going to get my first sergeant competency and i got the rank real quick. you want to get promoted? sure, i guess.
can you believe it, you go. but anyway, i'm glad you got that, some of you didn't. i wasn't really, but i was overseas. we got a phone call in 2000, make sure i'm not in front of the screen. we got a phone call in 2012 and they said we have duties, can you check it out? we got our gear out, nothing underneath the mind and the alarm doesn't have anything on the ground. i sit on the ground, when it hit the ground, underneath it was a high explosive device. my minesweeper went down once but not twice and it ripped off my right arm, my left leg was down to the bone being hung on by a couple pieces of muscle. my left arm wasblown off the rest but my thumb and index fingers , my thumb, index and middle finger will were still there, ring and pinky finger work bound up. i rolled over and looked at the aftermath, i radioed my
lc with what i have left of my hand and i said i mom. >> the mac came with me and started to work on me. he said don't worry about it. >> okay. he said i'm doing my job. i said get away from me, i had two guys who got work hurt with me. i knew they were hurt and i said you're not going to solve this problem and i've been overseas long enough where i've seen guys go for a lot less. i didn't want to die, you never want to die but the staff that had been brought out, it would have been over quick. but he starts putting the tourniquet on me. my right arm, left leg tourniquet. the minute came up, they check on the two guys and they were fine. they strapped to it and stuff like that and they had to work on me a bit. bouvier helicopter, came to the hospital and when i got there i didn't know that they were reading. >> they said you've been at war a while and they're so good at injuries that 99 percent of people who make
their leave their alive and it's a testament to medical technology and the advancement in traumatic injury. we make it through the hospital and i'm trying to get back up and i'm mad that i'm laying on this bed and i'm saying get off me, i'm fine. the doctor looked at my hand and one guys chest full is down. he looks there, and he says i don't know how you're still waiting. at that point i can stop being afraid by showing fear. and i was on the battlefield, all i kept saying was saved saving private ryan. the neck was yelling for his mom and i didn't want to show any fear. my last memories were not going to be me crying out, my last memory was me yelling at the mac. >> the. he says shut up and do your job. i kept reaching for him and i say if i die is notyour fault . they're getting ready to knock me out. >> my girl is six months old, they knock me out, they pull my pants off, my left leg came off with it.
>> all right. 14 hours of surgery, nine doctors and seven nurses work on me. they work on my lungs, over 30 blood transfusions, people working with universal blood to donate from them, basically to me. we had two months of testing for all these hiv because they didn't have time to go through the process procedures to keep me alive but i'm good, i'm all good. right, so they work on me and everything gets me going. that was april 10. on april 12 they told me my brother-in-law was in afghanistan as well. the blue book is what you write and if you die. who's going to bring your body home, what music is played at your funeral. it is pretty morbid, who gets the money? josh finds over to kandahar and gets me and on april 12 they took me into surgery, cut my left arm off.i was getting quadruple advocated. two days later i fly to germany and they wake me up for the birth time out of my station and the first thing
out of my mouth is my brother-in-law is in the room, he says you're a medicare, they're okay. >> and i said you're not paralyzed. >> that i stopped and said josh, don't lie to me. and i paralyze? he said no, you're not paralyzed. i said no. the more i was angry that upset. they got me, i was questioning does god hate me, is a karma, what is going on? i pay my taxes, i take care of my family, i serve my country. >> watch this and other programs online booktv.org. >>. >> book tv case hundreds of other programs through the country all year long. there's a look at some of the events we will be covering this week. on monday we will be in cambridge massachusetts at the first research where noam chomsky and democracy now host amy goodwin will discuss with us chomsky's latest book
requiem for the american dream. we will also be in raleigh north carolina at quail books for edward allison's discussion on the history of business drawn in america. on thursday we are at politics and prose bookstore in washington dc where historian lynn olson will talk about how london became a safe haven for the governments of six occupied countries during world war ii. we will also be a green light bookstore in new york city where alisa peterson share experiences teaching incarcerated youth at rikers island. >> on friday we are back in washington dc where venture capitalists scott hartley will talk about the cultural divide in the tech industry and on saturday, we will be at hedberg public library in janesville wisconsin for a talk by pulitzer prize winning reporter amy goldstein. her book gainesville looks at the devastation caused by the closing of a gm