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A Few Good Women: America's Military Women from World War I to the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

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The never-before-told story of the U.S. women’s military corps: the women who fought for the right to defend their country by serving in our armed forces with full military rank and benefits—a fight that continues today for American military women who want to serve in combat support positions and in frontline combat units.

Using interviews, correspondence, and diaries, as w
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Hardcover, 496 pages
Published April 6th 2010 by Knopf (first published January 1st 2010)
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San
Jul 07, 2010 San rated it it was amazing
For WW II enthusiasts, this book gives us a good idea of the rest of the story. The authors are to be commended for their extensive research and the many first person interviews. You will learn things you have never heard before no matter how much you have read about WW II.
Shaynipper
As a former USAR member, I did find some of the information interesting. I share many of the authors sentiments about the military as it is today.
Allison
Mar 05, 2014 Allison rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book as a great tool for knowledge of women in the US armed forces. It was easy and interesting to read. There are a couple criticisms I have, however: the later wars are kinda skimped on, there is too little discussion of women in the later wars, and someone obviously lost interest and stopped proofing by the last part of the text. Though I largely agree with what the authors have to say at the end, I feel it was preachy and sloppy. I want to know more about how women are ...more
Ann-Marie
Nov 21, 2013 Ann-Marie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I started reading this book because during the Vietnam war several of my nursing school friends joined the army and because I had the opportunity to work at several VA Hospitals. I also have an interest in how women move forward in professions that normally are male dominated.

I was disappointed in this book because, although it is factually accurate, it is such dull reading that it ought to be listed as a reference book rather than a book one would want to read from cover to cover. The stories
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Jessica
Apr 02, 2012 Jessica rated it did not like it
The problems begin with the lack of a table of contents, symbolic of the overall lack of structure and organization (although the authors are not professional historians, the editor should have addressed this larger coherence issue). The reader is left to meander through the book on their own. While it has potential (mainly the interviews) and the story of military women is one that needs to be told, this book is exceedingly frustrating to use and lacks historical chronology and context.
Tiffany
Apr 22, 2012 Tiffany rated it it was amazing
The amount of history is amazing. To think of what women did only 60+ years ago and the crap we're still having to deal with in 2012, I am so very great full for those first women broke down the barriers so we could have success today!
On the flip side the book isn't organized too well and the chapters should have had the dates or at least have been separated by war period time frames.
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I wanted this to be good. Such a shame that it's not. A disorganized mess.
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