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Author Thorpe, Helen, 1965- author.

Title Soldier girls [text (large print)] : the battles of three women at home and at war / Helen Thorpe.

Publication Info. Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2015


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Large Type, Non-Fiction    LT 956.7044 THO    Available
Edition Large print edition.
Description 691 pages ; 23 cm.
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Physical Medium large print (16 point) rda
Series Thorndike Press large print popular and narrative nonfiction
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.
Summary More women have served in Iraq and Afghanistan than in any other conflict in our nation's history, and today they compose about 15 percent of the armed services. Soldier Girls follows the experiences of three women in the Indiana National Guard -- one a young college student, one a single mother, and one a grandmother -- who chose to enlist for different reasons, never expecting they would go to war. Though quite far apart in age and in their political views, the three women become close friends, and through their daily interaction we see how military service changes their relationships with their families, their lovers, and their children.
Subject United States. Army -- Women -- Biography.
Women soldiers -- United States -- Biography.
Afghan War, 2001- -- Women -- United States -- Biography.
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Women -- United States -- Biography.
Indiana. National Guard -- Biography.
Afghan War, 2001- -- Campaigns.
Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Campaigns.
Women veterans -- United States -- Biography.
Single mothers -- United States -- Biography.
Large type books.
Genre/Form Large type books.
ISBN 9781410478658 (large print : hardcover)
1410478653 (large print : hardcover)

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