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Love My Rifle More Than You: Young and Female in the U.S. Army

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Kayla Williams is one of the 15 percent of the U.S. Army that is female, and she is a great storyteller. With a voice that is "funny, frank and full of gritty details" (), she tells of enlisting under Clinton; of learning Arabic; of the sense of duty that fractured her relationships; of being surrounded by bravery and bigotry, sexism and fear; of seeing 9/11 on Al-Jazeera; and of knowing she would be going to war. With a passion that makes her memoir "nearly impossible to put down" () Williams shares the powerful gamut of her experiences in Iraq, from caring for a wounded civilian to aiming a rifle at a child. Angry at the bureaucracy and the conflicting messages of today's military, Williams offers us "a raw, unadulterated look at war" () and at the U.S. Army. And she gives us a woman's story of empowerment and self-discovery.

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"Brave, honest, and necessary."--Nancy Pearl, NPR Seattle

About the Author

Kayla Williams was formerly a sergeant in a military intelligence company of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). She lives in Greenbelt, Maryland.

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ISBN:
9780393329223
Author:
Williams, Kayla
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
With:
Staub, Michael E.
Author:
Staub, Michael E.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Military - Iraq War
Subject:
Military - Iraq War (2003-)
Subject:
United States - Women
Subject:
Williams, Kayla
Subject:
Biography-Military
Publication Date:
20060931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8 x 6 in

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