10
Thursday
Sep
2015
Canadian War Museum1 Vimy Place
7:00pm

Book Launch:
Unflinching:
The Making of
a Canadian Sniper
with Jody Mitic

Presented with the Canadian War Museum • Hosted by Kevin Newman
"I’ve read it all, start to finish, in one enthralled session. Unflinching is raw, personal, unforgiving, unrelenting and draws one into Jody’s life, with a vividness and a colour that’s visceral.
— General Rick Hillier, former Chief of Defence Staff for the Canadian Forces
Jody Mitic

Due to the huge demand for tickets, this event has been moved to the War Museum's LeBreton Gallery. Please contact their box office to reserve a ticketTel: 1-800-555-5621

 

Join us in celebrating the launch of Jody Mitic's raw, candid, and engrossing memoir of his journey into the Canadian military, through sniper training, and firefights in Afghanistan, culminating on the fateful night when he stepped on a landmine and lost both of his legs below the knees.

In this gritty, no-holds-barred memoir, Jody reveals he was born to be a soldier. An aimless teen in search of belonging, he found brotherhood and discipline in army life.

On the warfront, Jody experienced first-hand the valour and the chaos, the battle scars and the pain of war—including the tragic losses of fellow soldiers wounded or killed in action. And one day in 2007, when he was on a mission in a small Afghan village, he stepped on a landmine and the course of his life was forever changed. After losing both of his legs below the knees, Jody was forced to confront the loss of the only identity he had ever known—that of a soldier.

Determined to be of service to his family and to his country, he refused to let injury defeat him. Within three years after the explosion, he was not only walking again, he was running. By 2013, he was a star on the blockbuster reality TV show Amazing Race. And in 2014, Jody reinvented himself yet again, winning a seat as a city councillor for Ottawa.

Unflinching is a powerful chronicle of the honour and sacrifice of an ordinary Canadian fighting for his country, and an authentic portrait of military life.

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