The Lonely Soldier

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  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2010-04-01
  • Publisher: Beacon Press

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The Lonely Solider vividly tells the stories of several military women who served in Iraq-and of the challenges they faced from warfare, discrimination, and their own consciences. A heartbreaking picture of the sacrifices women soldiers are making for this country, The Lonely Solider has already spurred reform in the military's handling of sexual assault and the rights of women soldiers. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Helen Benedict, a novelist and journalism professor at Columbia University, has written frequently on women, race, and justice. She lives in New York.

Table of Contents

The Lonely Soldierp. 1
From Girl to Soldier: Life before the Militaryp. 13
They Break You Down, Then Build You Back Upp. 37
They Told Us We Were Going to Be Peacekeepersp. 57
The Assault Was Just One Bad Person, but It Was a Turning Point for Mep. 65
These Morons Are Going to Get Us Killedp. 73
This War Is Full of Crazy Peoplep. 79
It's Pretty Much Just You and Your Riflep. 93
You're Just Lying There Waiting to See Who's Going to Diep. 123
You Become Hollow, Like a Robotp. 149
I Wasn't Carrying the Knife For the Enemy, I Was Carrying It for the Guys on My Own Sidep. 163
Mommy, Love You. Hope You Don't Get Killed in Iraqp. 177
Coming Homep. 197
Fixing the Futurep. 223
Appendix Ap. 233
Appendix Bp. 235
Acknowledgmentsp. 237
Notesp. 239
Indexp. 256
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