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Band of Sisters: American Women at War in Iraq

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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 60 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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"Band of Sisters: American Women at War in Iraq by Kirsten Holmstedt, gives us 12 gripping stories of courage and hardships endured by women who are blazing a trail in arenas once considered the sovereign domain of men." San Antonio Express-News

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"Invaluable as well as readable." Booklist

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This overdue account of the combat actions of the women who wore our country's uniform in recent wars reads as swiftly as a thriller, but the thrills here come from the real sacrifices and valor of America's fighting women.--Ralph Peters, author of "Never Quit the Fight."

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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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Mic the Marine - who happens to be a woman, August 13, 2007 (view all comments by Mic the Marine - who happens to be a woman)
I know that most people do not understand why I am so excited about all this. I know that there is no difference with what males are doing over there ... BUT the thing that touches my heart the most is the fact that these ladies are doing their jobs, doing them well and making a name for the female gender. Most people think/believe that women should not be in combat due to the fact that "we can't hang" well ... guess what WE CAN! And Kirsten has brought this to the public's eye.

I can be honest and tell you that I have cried a couple times while reading the book. I can feel their pains. I know that I have never been in combat but I can tell you this ... being a Marine all I wanted to do was to do my job and do it well. ALL of the ladies in the book ... did just that .. and then some!

Kirsten - THANK YOU!!! Thank you for being daring with your Masters and writing this book about women in the military! I wish you the best with all of it!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780811702676
Subtitle:
American Women at War in Iraq
Author:
Holmstedt, Kirsten
Foreword:
Duckworth, Major L. Tammy
Foreword:
Duckworth, L. Tammy
Author:
Holmstedt, Kirsten A.
Publisher:
Stackpole Books
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Women soldiers
Subject:
Military - Iraq War (2003-)
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
Military - Veterans
Subject:
Women soldiers -- United States.
Subject:
Iraq War, 2003- - Women - United States
Copyright:
Publication Date:
July 2007
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
327
Dimensions:
9.20x6.36x1.13 in. 1.61 lbs.

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Product details 327 pages Stackpole Books - English 9780811702676 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Band of Sisters: American Women at War in Iraq by Kirsten Holmstedt, gives us 12 gripping stories of courage and hardships endured by women who are blazing a trail in arenas once considered the sovereign domain of men."
"Review" by , "Invaluable as well as readable."
"Synopsis" by , This overdue account of the combat actions of the women who wore our country's uniform in recent wars reads as swiftly as a thriller, but the thrills here come from the real sacrifices and valor of America's fighting women.--Ralph Peters, author of "Never Quit the Fight."
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