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The Resource Soldier girls : the battles of three women at home and at war, Helen Thorpe, (electronic resource)

Soldier girls : the battles of three women at home and at war, Helen Thorpe, (electronic resource)

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Soldier girls : the battles of three women at home and at war
Title
Soldier girls
Title remainder
the battles of three women at home and at war
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Helen Thorpe
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Language
eng
Summary
From an award-winning, "meticulously observant" ( The New Yorker ), and "masterful" ( Booklist ) writer comes a groundbreaking account of three women deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq, and how their military service affected their friendship, their personal lives, and their families. America has been continuously at war since the fall of 2001. This has been a matter of bitter political debate, of course, but what is uncontestable is that a sizeable percentage of American soldiers sent overseas in this era have been women. The experience in the American military is, it's safe to say, quite different from that of men. Surrounded and far outnumbered by men, imbedded in a male culture, looked upon as both alien and desirable, women have experiences of special interest. In Soldier Girls , Helen Thorpe follows the lives of three women over twelve years on their paths to the military, overseas to combat, and back home...and then overseas again for two of them. These women, who are quite different in every way, become friends, and we watch their interaction and also what happens when they are separated. We see their families, their lovers, their spouses, their children. We see them work extremely hard, deal with the attentions of men on base and in war zones, and struggle to stay connected to their families back home. We see some of them drink too much, have illicit affairs, and react to the deaths of fellow soldiers. And we see what happens to one of them when the truck she is driving hits an explosive in the road, blowing it up. She survives, but her life may never be the same again. Deeply reported, beautifully written, and powerfully moving, Soldier Girls is truly groundbreaking
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
B@L
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1963-
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Thorpe, Helen
Dewey number
956.7044/342092520973
Index
no index present
LC call number
UB418.W65
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • United States
  • Indiana
  • Women soldiers
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Afghan War, 2001-
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Women veterans
  • Single mothers
  • Women
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Soldier girls : the battles of three women at home and at war, Helen Thorpe, (electronic resource)
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Contents
Indiana, 2001-2003 -- Hooah! -- Don't worry about being a female -- Drill -- Three months of hell -- High altitude -- The Tiki Lounge -- Afghanistan, 2004-2005 -- Off safety -- Codependent -- Rain -- Translation -- Easter -- Sea World -- Indiana, 2005-2007 -- Welcome home, Dad -- Out of uniform -- Answered prayers -- Iraq. 2008 -- Look, fuckers -- Hooker -- Anger management -- Colorado and Indiana, 2009-2013 -- Huge billy clubs -- Happy bomb day -- Numb
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781451668124
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
5b2c063d-acbf-419b-a3d3-9014f8a5a9b3
Publisher number
EB00561991
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • 1972351
  • (OCoLC)889904135
  • (OCoLC)ocn889904135
  • 1972351
Label
Soldier girls : the battles of three women at home and at war, Helen Thorpe, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Contents
Indiana, 2001-2003 -- Hooah! -- Don't worry about being a female -- Drill -- Three months of hell -- High altitude -- The Tiki Lounge -- Afghanistan, 2004-2005 -- Off safety -- Codependent -- Rain -- Translation -- Easter -- Sea World -- Indiana, 2005-2007 -- Welcome home, Dad -- Out of uniform -- Answered prayers -- Iraq. 2008 -- Look, fuckers -- Hooker -- Anger management -- Colorado and Indiana, 2009-2013 -- Huge billy clubs -- Happy bomb day -- Numb
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781451668124
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
5b2c063d-acbf-419b-a3d3-9014f8a5a9b3
Publisher number
EB00561991
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • 1972351
  • (OCoLC)889904135
  • (OCoLC)ocn889904135
  • 1972351

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