The Girls Come Marching Home by Kirsten Holmstedt
Stories of Women Warriors Returning from the War in Iraq

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Deeply personal and emotional accounts of more than a dozen American soldiers returning home from the war in Iraq; includes women from the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard Inspiring stories of courage while recovering from both physical and psychological wounds along with the frustrations of navigating the military bureaucracy to get help How combat affects someone's entire life, including her family and friends

In her award-winning Band of Sisters: American Women at War in Iraq, Kirsten Holmstedt described how female soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines are fighting on the front lines in Iraq despite the military's ban on women in combat. Now Holmstedt tells the stories of America's fighting women as they come home from Iraq. Some return with grave physical wounds, but all struggle with the psychological toll of battle while readjusting to life at home. As Holmstedt so poignantly shows, these women may have left the war, but the war will never leave them.

Learn more now at author Kirsten Holmstedt's website.

 

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 June 23, 2009 by Stackpole Books. 336 pages
Genres: History, War, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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