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The Lonely Soldier The Private War of Women Serving in Iraq by Helen Benedict - Paperback
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The Lonely Soldier The Private War of Women Serving in Iraq by Helen Benedict - Paperback

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Military & War
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9780807061497
Book Language
English
Publisher
Beacon Press
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The Lonely Soldier the inspiration for the documentary The Invisible War vividly tells the stories of five women who fought in Iraq between 2003 and 2006 and of the challenges they faced while fighting a war painfully alone. More American women have fought and died in Iraq than in any war since World War Two, yet as soldiers they are still painfully alone. In Iraq, only one in ten troops is ...

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    Category Type
    Military & War
    ISBN
    9780807061497
    Book Language
    English
    Publisher
    Beacon Press
    Category Type
    Military & War
    ISBN
    9780807061497
    Book Language
    English
    Publisher
    Beacon Press
    Item EAN
    2724330881785
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    Author
    Helen Benedict
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    The Lonely Soldier the inspiration for the documentary The Invisible War vividly tells the stories of five women who fought in Iraq between 2003 and 2006 and of the challenges they faced while fighting a war painfully alone. More American women have fought and died in Iraq than in any war since

    The Lonely Soldier the inspiration for the documentary The Invisible War vividly tells the stories of five women who fought in Iraq between 2003 and 2006 and of the challenges they faced while fighting a war painfully alone. More American women have fought and died in Iraq than in any war since World War Two, yet as soldiers they are still painfully alone. In Iraq, only one in ten troops is a woman, and she often serves in a unit with few other women or none at all. This isolation, along with the military s deep seated hostility toward women, causes problems that many female soldiers find as hard to cope with as war itself degradation, sexual persecution by their comrades, and loneliness, instead of the camaraderie that every soldier depends on for comfort and survival. As one female soldier said, I ended up waging my own war against an enemy dressed in the same uniform as mine. In The Lonely Soldier, Benedict tells the stories of five women who fought in Iraq between 2003 and 2006. She follows them from their childhoods to their enlistments, then takes them through their training, to war and home again, all the while setting the war s events in context. We meet Jen, white and from a working class town in the heartland, who still shakes from her wartime traumas, Abbie, who rebelled against a household of liberal Democrats by enlisting in the National Guard, Mickiela, a Mexican American who grew up with a family entangled in L.A. gangs, Terris, an African American mother from D.C. whose childhood was torn by violence, and Eli Painted Crow, who joined the military to follow Native American tradition and to escape a life of Faulknerian hardship. Between these stories, Benedict weaves those of the forty other Iraq War veterans she interviewed, illuminating the complex issues of war and misogyny, class, race, homophobia, and post traumatic stress disorder.

    Product Features:
    • Genre: Military and War
    • Author: Helen Benedict
    • Target Group: Teens and Young Adults
    • Format: Paperback
    • Type: Contemporary
    • Book Language: English
    • Book Origin: United States
    • Publisher: Beacon Press
    • Publication Year: 2010
    • ISBN: 9780807061497
    • Number of Pages: 280
    • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.3 cm
    • Product Weight: 0.34 Kg
 

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