Band of Sisters by Kirsten Holmstedt
American Women at War in Iraq

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* Winner of the 2007 American Authors Association Golden Quill Award

* Winner of the 2007 Military Writers Society of America Founders Award

In Iraq, the front lines are everywhere . . . and everywhere in Iraq, no matter what their job descriptions say, women in the U.S. military are fighting--more than 155,000 of them. A critical and commercial success in hardcover, Band of Sisters presents a dozen groundbreaking and often heart-wrenching stories of American women in combat in Iraq, such as the U.S.s first female pilot to be shot down and survive, the militarys first black female pilot in combat, a young turret gunner defending convoys, and a nurse struggling to save lives, including her own.


About Kirsten Holmstedt

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A sought-after speaker on women in the military and a respected advocate for their cause, Kirsten Holmstedt has testified before Congress and appeared on PBS's NewsHour, BBC's The World, and C-SPAN, as well as local TV and radio programs across the country. Her book, Band of Sisters (978-0-8117-3566-7), received the American Authors Association's Golden Quill Award and the Military Writers Society of America's Founder's Award. Holmstedt lives in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Published September 5, 2008 by Stackpole Books. 388 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Education & Reference, War, Gay & Lesbian. Non-fiction

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