Band of Sisters: American Women at War in Iraq

Front Cover
Stackpole Books, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 327 pages
18 Reviews
In Iraq, the front line is everywhere...and everywhere in Iraq, women in the U.S. military fight. More than 155,000 of them have served in Iraq since 2003--four times the number of women sent to Desert Storm in 1991--and more than 430 have been wounded and over 60 killed, almost twice the number of U.S. military women killed in action in Korea, Vietnam, and Desert Storm combined. Band of Sisters presents twelve amazing and often heart-wrenching stories of American women in the frontlines including America's first female pilot to be shot down and survive, the U.S. military's first black female combat pilot, a 21-year-old turret gunner defending a convoy, two military policewomen in a firefight, a nurse struggling to save lives, including her own and more.
  

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
1
4 stars
5
3 stars
5
2 stars
5
1 star
2

Review: Band of Sisters: American Women at War in Iraq

User Review  - Mary Ellmann - Goodreads

Very good read if you are interested in what our troops go through and face during war. You don't hear a lot of these stories in the news and this book shows the fears and difficulties these troop ... Read full review

Review: Band of Sisters: American Women at War in Iraq

User Review  - Susan - Goodreads

While there are varying thoughts on women in combat, this book tells the true story of several American women at war in Iraq. Their stories will cement your thought process and enlighten those who may not have given thought to women in combat. Read full review

Contents

II
xi
III
1
IV
27
V
53
VI
81
VII
115
VIII
139
IX
155
XI
217
XII
253
XIII
283
XIV
309
XV
315
XVI
321
XVII
323
Copyright

X
185

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2007)

Kirsten Holmstedt is a graduate of Drake University_s School of Journalism and the University of North Carolina Wilmington_s master_s of fine arts program in creative non-fiction writing. Ms. Holmstedt has spent the past twenty years writing for newspapers, business, academia, and magazines. She has won awards for her writing at the regional and national levels. She currently resides in Jacksonville, North Carolina.

Bibliographic information