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Soldier girls, the battles of three women at home and at war, Helen Thorpe

Label
Soldier girls, the battles of three women at home and at war, Helen Thorpe
Language
eng
resource.biographical
collective biography
Index
no index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Soldier girls
Oclc number
899880597
Responsibility statement
Helen Thorpe
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print popular and narrative nonfiction
Sub title
the battles of three women at home and at war
Summary
More women have served in Iraq and Afghanistan than in any other conflict in our nation's history, and today they compose about 15 percent of the armed services. Soldier Girls follows the experiences of three women in the Indiana National Guard -- one a young college student, one a single mother, and one a grandmother -- who chose to enlist for different reasons, never expecting they would go to war. Though quite far apart in age and in their political views, the three women become close friends, and through their daily interaction we see how military service changes their relationships with their families, their lovers, and their children
Table Of Contents
Indiana, 2001-2003. Hooah! -- Don't worry about being a female -- Drill -- Three months of hell -- High altitude -- The Tiki Lounge -- Afghanistan, 2004-2005. Off safety -- Codependent -- Rain -- Translation -- Easter -- Sea World -- Indiana, 2005-2007. Welcome home, Dad -- Out of uniform -- Answered prayers -- Iraq, 2008. Look, fuckers -- Hooker -- Anger management -- Colorado and Indiana, 2009-2013. Huge billy clubs -- Happy bomb day -- Numb
resource.variantTitle
Battles of three women at home and at war
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