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Reconstructing a Lost Amputee World

If you enjoyed the article in our current issue about amputee naval officers in the 19th-century British Navy, here’s good news: The book on which the article is based is now available. It’s called Lame Captains and Left-Handed Admirals: Amputee Officers in Nelson’s Navy, and you can get it direct from the publisher or from...


Colton Carlson Hates Shortcuts

Barely two years after losing both legs to an IED in Afghanistan, Colton Carlson made headlines by reaching the top of Aconcagua (the highest peak in South America) with a team of wounded warriors. As the only bilateral amputee in the group, Carlson impressed his fellow climbers with an effort variously described as “Herculean,” “superhuman,”...