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Posted April 7, 2008
Scott Baron and James E Wise, Jr. have put together a wonderful book profiling some of the women who have served our country. This 2006 Naval Institute Press book is well worth the read. They interviewed and covered women who served during World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Gulf War, Afghanistan and Iraq from all branches of the military. Statistics were provided such as during the Gulf War more than forty thousand women were deployed, fifteen killed and two became POWs. Some of the women in this book received medals, were wounded, deceased and yet the authors collected information from family, friends and military records about them. One woman spoke about the subject of women in combat. They are indeed in combat and on the same roads as the men are. Another woman told about what it was like as a female to be boarding ships and looking for equipment, people, etc in a field where it is usually only men on the open seas. A portion of this book covered the women who served during WW II especially those who were POWs during that war. Since few people know that so many women were prisoners of the Japanese and Germans I was glad to see these women covered as well. As a person who appreciates reading and learning more about our brave women who have served our country I truly liked this book. The authors did a wonderful job getting these women to open up and talk about their experiences. Everyone should read this book!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.