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Heroism Begins with Her: Inspiring Stories of Bold, Brave, and Gutsy Women in the U.S. Military

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For fans of Rad American Women A–Z, Rebel Girls, and Women Who Dared comes an inspiring collection of more than 80 profiles about the brave women in the US military who fought hard for their country and even harder for what they believed in.

From the Revolutionary War to present day, women have proudly served in the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Gu
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ebook, 240 pages
Published August 6th 2019 by HarperCollins
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JoLee

Featured in "History Books for Young Readers" on Intellectual Recreation.

In nearly 70 short biographies, Winifred Conkling features the women of the United States' past and present who have served in the military. In doing so, she also traces the progress made by women who sought to gain more acceptance, greater recognition, and an official status for their service.

In the early years, many of the women who served were camp followers, nurses, spies; although, a surprising number of women also
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Darla
Jul 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
4+ stars for this well-researched treatment of women in the military. It could almost be considered an encyclopedia on the subject. Women have made a great many contributions to our military and it is inspiring to read all of their stories. In modern times we have thousands of women doing such a wide range of roles and I am not certain if the book did a thorough job in representing that with the stories they chose.

Thank you to HarperCollins and Edelweiss for a digital ARC in exchange for an hon
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Namrata
Sounds so important and interesting! I really can't wait to get my hands on this wonderful book! :D
Jennifer Alvarez
Aug 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Just a fabulous book! Female heroes are featured from the Revolutionary War to the present. These women faced complex challenges of gender, expectations, and disbelief, in some cases, but went on to forge paths in the military where none existed for them. When you get into their individual stories, you learn their motivations. These are women who saw needs and filled them, women who faced danger to help others, and women who knew their strengths and persevered until they won their place. My daug ...more
Marcia
Jun 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
I won this book on Goodreads. This is an interesting book that spans American history from the Revolutionary War to present day. It give a summary of facts about each war, and then gives the biographies of some of the women who are representative of each conflict. The table of contents presents the information chronologically. Also, extra information such as ranks in the different branches of service, a time line, and bibliography are given at the end. The compilation of all of this information ...more
Csimplot Simplot
Excellent book!
Joyce Mcdowell
I really like this book
Shauna Yusko
Aug 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
The egalley layout was odd so I hope that’s not what the print copy looks like.




Note to self:
Photographs vs illustrations.
Claire
Dec 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Interesting, educational, well-written, and inspiring. I enjoyed reading every one of these fascinating stories.

*Thank you to HarperCollins for providing an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.*
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WINIFRED CONKLING studied journalism at Northwestern University and spent the next 25 years writing non-fiction for adult readers, including for Consumer Reports magazine and more than 30 books. As part of her transition to writing for young people, she is working toward her Master of Fine Arts in Writing for Children and Young Adults from the Vermont College of Fine Arts.

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