Band of Sisters: American Women at War in Iraq
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 70 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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - suedonym - LibraryThing
There is probably a good book in the topic here, but this effort suffers from its amateurish, though earnest, writing. The women's stories, while probably compelling in real life, come off flat here ... Read full review
New & Important StoryUser Review - readoften - Borders
No one ever raises their child, man or woman, to go to war. Ms Holmstedt has presented stories of America's young women functioning in combat roles alongside their male comrades. The picture of war is ... Read full review