A Few Good Women: America's Military Women from World War I to the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Apr 6, 2010 - History - 496 pages
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 In this riveting narrative history, women veterans from the world wars, Vietnam, the Gulf War, Afghanistan, and Iraq tell their extraordinary stories.

Evelyn M. Monahan and Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee spent fifteen years combing through archives, journals, histories, and news reports, and gathering thousands of eyewitness accounts, letters, and interviews for this unprecedented chronicle of America’s “few good women.” Women today make up more than fifteen percent of the U.S. armed forces and serve alongside men in almost every capacity. Here are the stories of the battles these women fought to march beside their brothers, their tales of courage and fortitude, of indignities endured, of injustices overcome, of the blood they’ve shed and the comrades they’ve lost, and the challenges they still face in the twenty-first century.




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A side of history that we never saw in school... but should have. Organization is not the book's strong point such that sometimes adjoining paragraphs sound repetitive vs. reinforcing. The authors ... Read full review

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I wanted this to be good. Such a shame that it's not. A disorganized mess. Read full review

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Evelyn M. Monahan, a retired psychologist, served in the Women’s Army Corps from 1961 until 1967. She subsequently earned her M.Ed. and Ph.D. at Georgia State University and her M.Div. in theology and ethics at Emory University. She worked at the Department of Veterans Affairs from 1980 to 1996.

Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee served in the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps on active duty from 1962 until 1965 and on reserve duty between 1989 and 1991. She has a master’s degree in nursing from Emory University and worked at the U.S. Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Atlanta from 1981 to 2002.


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