Crossed Currents: Navy Women in a Century of Change [NOOK Book]

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This new, revised edition of the path-breaking first history of the female members of the U.S. Navy has been updated to include the recent integration of Navy women into the crews of combaant shops and tactical aviation squadrons, and the contributions of Navy women to the space program. It is a comprehensive chronicle of inspirational service spanning nearly the entire century.
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Crossed Currents: Navy Women in a Century of Change

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Overview

This new, revised edition of the path-breaking first history of the female members of the U.S. Navy has been updated to include the recent integration of Navy women into the crews of combaant shops and tactical aviation squadrons, and the contributions of Navy women to the space program. It is a comprehensive chronicle of inspirational service spanning nearly the entire century.
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Women constitute about 13% of the US Navy's active-duty force and include jet pilots, admirals, commanding officers of ships and aircraft, and astronauts. This history of women in the Navy begins with the Yeoman (F) of WWI and concludes in the present day. Emphasis is on the Navy's struggle to accept change and women's struggles to be accepted by the Navy. The history of Navy nurses is not covered. This edition has been updated to include the recent integration of Navy women into crews of combatant ships and tactical aviation squadrons. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781612347295
  • Publisher: Potomac Books Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

LARRY M. WORTZEL spent much of his thirty-two-year military career in the Asia-Pacific region, including two tours of duty as a military attaché in China. He served as director of the Strategic Studies Institute at the U.S. Army War College and, after retirement, as Asian studies director and vice president at the Heritage Foundation. For over a decade he has been a commissioner on the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. He is the author or editor of ten previously published books about China. He lives in Williamsburg, Virginia.
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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Pt. 1 Yeomen (F) in World War I
1 America's First Enlisted Women 3
Pt. 2 WAVES of World War II
2 Once Again, a Time of Need 27
3 The Navy's First Women Officers 43
4 Recruitment and Training of Enlisted WAVES 63
5 A Maturing Relationship 81
6 Setting a New Course 107
Pt. 3 Women in the Regular Navy
7 A Nucleus Is Launched and Tested 129
8 1953-63: Surviving the Peace 149
9 Upheaval: Vietnam and Its Legacy 173
Pt. 4 Modern Navy Women
10 Sustaining a Volunteer Force 191
11 Professional Advances: A Matter of Equity 213
12 Women at Sea 237
13 Women in Aviation 265
14 The Gulf War and Tailhook 285
15 Women in Combat Forces 313
16 At Century's End 333
Notes 351
References 385
Index 397
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