Band of Sisters: American Women at War in Iraq

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Stackpole Books, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 327 pages
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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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User Review  - knownever - LibraryThing

It took me a long time to finish this, as fluffily-written as it is, because it will make you feel like a lazy asshole. There's no reason to read this if you're not considering going into the military or doing research. Read full review

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User 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

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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.

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