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9780525659105

Honor Bound An American Story of Dreams and Service

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  • ISBN13:

    9780525659105

  • ISBN10:

    0525659102

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2021-08-03
  • Publisher: Knopf
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Summary

The inspiring story of the first female Marine to fly a combat mission in an F/A-18; and the transformative events that led to her bold decision to take on the most powerful man in the US Senate.

Amy McGrath grew up in Edgewood, Kentucky, a childhood shaped by love of country, baseball (the Cincinnati Reds), and, from the age of twelve, a fascination with fighter jets. Her devastation at learning that a federal law prohibited women from flying in combat fueled her determination to do just that--and then, to help change the laws to improve the lives of all Americans.

McGrath writes of becoming a midshipman in high school at the US Naval Academy, making it through boot camp in the Marines, graduating from Annapolis, Maryland, becoming a Second Lieutenant, and raising her right hand to swear to defend the US Constitution, honor bound.

She vividly recounts her experiences flying in the Marines, and her combat deployments to Iran and Kuwait, her work as an Air Combat Tactics instructor--and what it was like to finally fly that fighter jet: high speed, intense, and physically demanding.

Here is McGrath, training to do the most intense tactical flying there is (think the Navy's TOPGUN ); meeting the man who would become her husband . . . Being promoted to major and then Lt. Colonel . . . marrying, having three children, a career and life in Washington and then moving her family back to Kentucky to begin a whole new chapter in politics . . . her roller coaster congressional campaign (she lost by three percentage points); and making the tough decision to run again, in an even bigger, higher-stakes national campaign, against the five-term leader of the US Senate, Mitch McConnell.

A moving, inspiring American story of courage, determination, and large dreams.

Author Biography

AMY MCGRATH was born in Cincinnati and raised in Edgewood, Kentucky. She earned degrees from John Hopkins and Georgetown University. She has been awarded two Meritorious Service Medals, eight Strike Flight Air Medals, Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, two Afghan and one Iraq Campaign medals.

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