9780811705165

The Girls Come Marching Home Stories of Women Warriors Returning from the War in Iraq

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  • ISBN13:

    9780811705165

  • ISBN10:

    0811705161

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-06-23
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books

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Summary

In her award-winning Band of Sisters: American Women at War in Iraq, Kirsten Holmstedt described how female soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines are fighting on the front lines in Iraq despite the militarys ban on women in combat. Now Holmstedt tells the stories of Americas fighting women as they come home from Iraq. Some return with grave physical wounds, but all struggle with the psychological toll of battle while readjusting to life at home. As Holmstedt so poignantly shows, these women may have left the war, but the war will never leave them.

Author Biography

Kirsten Holmstedt is a graduate of Drake University’s School of Journalism and the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s master of fine arts program. She has been writer-in-residence at the College of William and Mary and currently teaches writing at a community college. Her previous books are the highly acclaimed Band of Sisters and The Girls Come Marching Home. She has appeared on PBS, the BBC, and C-SPAN, among other TV and radio programs. As an expert on and advocate for female service members, she has testified before Congress and spoken to countless businesses and colleges around the country. She lives in Connecticut.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. v
Light in the Darknessp. 1
Still in the Fightp. 27
Mary Suttonp. 56
Who Ya Gonna Call? The Bomb Squadp. 59
Still I Risep. 81
Ronda Warrickp. 104
Been There, Done Thatp. 107
Out of My Wayp. 123
Jeanna Marranop. 167
A Fresh Startp. 169
Quixote in Ramadip. 191
Lisa Spencerp. 219
The World as She Knows Itp. 223
Thirty-Five Daysp. 237
Ashley Pullenp. 266
Black Rosep. 271
Full Circlep. 293
Irene O'Nealp. 307
Postscriptp. 309
Band of Sisters: Where Are They Now?p. 316
Acknowledgmentsp. 320
Indexp. 322
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In her award-winning Band of Sisters: American Women at War in Iraq, Kirsten Holmstedt described how female soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines are fighting on the front lines in Iraq despite the military's ban on women in combat. Now Holmstedt tells the stories of America's fighting women as they come home from Iraq. Some return with grave physical wounds, but all struggle with the psychological toll of battle while readjusting to life at home. As Holmstedt so poignantly shows, these women may have left the war, but the war will never leave them.

Excerpted from The Girls Come Marching Home: The Saga of American Women Returning from the War in Iraq by Kirsten A. Holmstedt
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