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Author Bhagwati, Anuradha Kristina, 1975- author.

Title Unbecoming : a memoir of disobedience / Anuradha Bhagwati.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Atria Books, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Chevy Chase Library Non-Fiction    92 Bhagwati,A BHA    Available
Edition First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Description xii, 321 pages ; 24 cm
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Summary "After a lifetime of buckling to the demands of her strict Indian parents, Anuradha Bhagwati abandons grad school in the Ivy League to join the Marines--the fiercest, most violent, most masculine branch of the military--determined to prove herself there in ways she couldn't before. Yet once training begins, Anuradha's G.I. Jane fantasy is punctured. As a bisexual woman of color in the military, she faces underestimation at every stage, confronting misogyny, racism, sexual violence, and astonishing injustice perpetrated by those in power. Pushing herself beyond her limits, she also wrestles with what drove her to pursue such punishment in the first place. Once her service concludes in 2004, Anuradha courageously takes to task the very leaders and traditions that cast such a dark cloud over her time in the Marines. Her efforts result in historic change, including the lifting of the ban on women's pursuit of combat roles in the military."--Dust jacket flap.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Home fires -- Are you a girl with a star-spangled heart? -- Becoming a Marine -- Womanizing the Corps -- Heart of darkness -- A few good men -- Joining the grunts -- One last oorah -- Invitation to a beheading -- Unraveling -- Rising up -- The civilian invasion -- Shock and awe -- Bleeding hearts -- Handling the truth -- Our last best hope -- Red, (white) and blue.
Subject Bhagwati, Anuradha Kristina, 1975-
United States. Marine Corps -- Officers -- Biography.
United States. Marine Corps -- Women -- Biography.
United States. Marine Corps -- Minorities -- Biography.
Women marines -- Biography.
East Indian American women -- Biography.
Bisexual women -- United States -- Biography.
Women political activists -- United States -- Biography.
Women and the military -- United States.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
ISBN 9781501162541 hardcover alkaline paper
1501162543 hardcover alkaline paper

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