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Band of Sisters: American Women at War in Iraq

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Publisher Comments:

As she did so provocatively with military spouses in Army Wives, Tanya Biank gives us the inside story of women in today’s military—their professional and personal challenges from the combat zone to the home front...

Since 9/11, more than 240,000 women have fought in Iraq and Afghanistan—more than 140 have died there, and they currently make up fourteen percent of the total active-duty forces. Despite advances, today’s servicewomen are constantly pressed to prove themselves, to overcome challenges men never face, and to put the military mission ahead of all other aspects of their lives, particularly marriage and motherhood. In this groundbreaking, insider’s look at the women defending our nation, Tanya Biank brings to light the real issues—of femininity, belonging to an old boys’ club, veiled discrimination, dating, marriage problems, separation from children, questions about life goals, career trajectories, and self-worth—that servicewomen are facing by focusing on four individual stories.

Brigadier General Angela Salinas, the Marine Corps’ first Hispanic female general, faces the challenge of commanding an all-male institution. Second Lieutenant Bergan Flanagan finds herself on the frontlines in Afghanistan, serving in the same military police company as her husband. As a marine drill instructor, Sergeant Amy Stokley demands the very best from the recruits at Parris Island. And Major Candice O’Brien deals with deployment to Afghanistan, with two young children and a strained marriage back home.

Undaunted is the story of these courageous trailblazers—their struggles, sacrifices, and triumphs in the name of serving the country they love.

Synopsis:

This award-winning work presents a dozen groundbreaking and often heart-wrenching stories of American women in combat in Iraq, such as the U.S.'s first female pilot to be shot down and survive, a young turret gunner defending convoys, and a nurse struggling to save lives. 70 color photos.

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  • Now available in paperback
  • Winner of the 2007 American Authors Association Golden Quill Award
  • Winner of the 2007 Military Writers Society of America Founder's Award

    In Iraq, the front lines are everywhere - and everywhere in Iraq, no matter what their job descriptions say, women in the U.S. military are fighting--more than 155,000 of them. A critical and commercial success in hardcover, Band of Sisters presents a dozen groundbreaking and often heart-wrenching stories of American women in combat in Iraq, such as the U.S.'s first female pilot to be shot down and survive, the military's first black female pilot in combat, a young turret gunner defending convoys, and a nurse struggling to save lives, including her own.

    Learn more now at Author Kirsten Holmstedt's website.

  • About the Author

    Tanya Biank is an author and a journalist. Her book, Army Wives, is the basis for Lifetime’s hit series, Army Wives, and she serves as a consultant to the show. Tanya is the daughter, sister, and wife of Army colonels, and during her days as a newspaper reporter she traveled around the world with troops. Her coverage of the Fort Bragg Army wife murders in 2002 led to congressional inquiries and changes in Army policy. Her work has appeared in a number of publications, including The New York Times.

    Product Details

    ISBN:
    9780811735667
    Author:
    Holmstedt, Kirsten
    Publisher:
    Stackpole Books
    Foreword by:
    Duckworth, Tammy
    Foreword:
    Duckworth, Tammy
    Author:
    Holmstedt, Kirsten A.
    Author:
    Biank, Tanya
    Author:
    Thompson, Mark
    Subject:
    Military - General
    Subject:
    Military - Iraq War (2003-)
    Subject:
    Military - United States
    Subject:
    Military - Veterans
    Subject:
    Women soldiers -- United States.
    Subject:
    Iraq War, 2003- - Women - United States
    Subject:
    World History-Iraq War (2003-?)
    Edition Description:
    Trade paper
    Publication Date:
    20080831
    Binding:
    TRADE PAPER
    Grade Level:
    from 12
    Language:
    English
    Illustrations:
    Y
    Pages:
    368
    Dimensions:
    9 x 6 in 1 lb
    Age Level:
    from 18

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    Product details 368 pages Stackpole Magazines - English 9780811735667 Reviews:
    "Synopsis" by , This award-winning work presents a dozen groundbreaking and often heart-wrenching stories of American women in combat in Iraq, such as the U.S.'s first female pilot to be shot down and survive, a young turret gunner defending convoys, and a nurse struggling to save lives. 70 color photos.
    "Synopsis" by ,
  • Now available in paperback
  • Winner of the 2007 American Authors Association Golden Quill Award
  • Winner of the 2007 Military Writers Society of America Founder's Award

    In Iraq, the front lines are everywhere - and everywhere in Iraq, no matter what their job descriptions say, women in the U.S. military are fighting--more than 155,000 of them. A critical and commercial success in hardcover, Band of Sisters presents a dozen groundbreaking and often heart-wrenching stories of American women in combat in Iraq, such as the U.S.'s first female pilot to be shot down and survive, the military's first black female pilot in combat, a young turret gunner defending convoys, and a nurse struggling to save lives, including her own.

    Learn more now at Author Kirsten Holmstedt's website.

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