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Undaunted

The Real Story Of America's Servicewomen In Today's Military

By Tanya Biank

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

Since 9/11, more than 240,000 women soldiers 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.

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9780451239228


Format: Book
Author: Biank, Tanya
Title: Undaunted : the real story of America's servicewomen in today's military / Tanya Biank.
Publisher Date: New York, N.Y. : New American Library, 2013.
Subject: Women in combat -- United States United States -- Armed Forces -- Women -- Biography. United States -- Armed Forces -- Military life
Isbn: 9780451239228 0451239229
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Format: Book
Author: Biank, Tanya
Title: Undaunted : the real story of America's servicewomen in today's military / Tanya Biank.
Publisher, Date: New York, N.Y. : New American Library, 2013.
Description: xi, 350 p. ; 24cm
Subjects: Women in combat -- United States
Subjects: United States -- Armed Forces -- Women -- Biography.
Subjects: United States -- Armed Forces -- Military life
Notes: Includes index.
Contents: Introduction -- A few good women -- Ooorah on the high seas -- The general -- The cadet -- Doyenne of the depot -- Toy soldiers -- The burn -- Typhoon season -- Double time -- Return to Parris Island -- Brotherhood revisited -- The lieutenant -- Paradise lost -- Nicky the new hat -- Exhaustion -- The fight -- A Christmas farewell -- In the trenches -- Winds of war -- Jedi knight -- Into the desert of death -- Looking back, moving forward -- Three days -- Decision point -- The Purple Heart -- Stars -- The Afghan trimester -- The long road home -- Diva in boots -- The iron major -- Epilogue.
LCCN: 2012031014
ISBN: 9780451239228
ISBN: 0451239229
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Call Number: 355.00925 Bia