Soldier Girls: The Battles of Three Women at Home and at War

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Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015 - Biography & Autobiography - 613 pages
More women have served in Iraq and Afghanistan than in any other conflict in our nation's history, and today they compose about 15 percent of the armed services. Soldier Girls follows the experiences of three women in the Indiana National Guard -- one a young college student, one a single mother, and one a grandmother -- who chose to enlist for different reasons, never expecting they would go to war. Though quite far apart in age and in their political views, the three women become close friends, and through their daily interaction we see how military service changes their relationships with their families, their lovers, and their children.

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Soldier Girls by Helen Thorpe explores women in the military through three women’s stories. These women signed up for the Indiana National Guard but eventually find themselves serving in combat zones ... Read full review

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The stories of three women are explored in detail in this book, which tackles the weighty subjects of the War on Terror, women serving in the military, and gender roles. The gulf between the ... Read full review

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