The Force Behind The Armed Forces by Ellie R. A. Peck
Few books offer the chance to see inside someone's mind in such a stark, honest way as does this culmination of stories, anecdotes, and quotes from 86 women who are affiliated with the United States Navy in some way. The pride they have is evident as readers discover their pains of separation, joys of homecoming, and fears of the unknown. They write to vent, to inform, to encourage, to organize their own minds. They write as if no one is reading. There's a certain comfort in baring your soul to faceless names who you'll never meet. You will find no cookie-cutter embellishing in their stories. This book brings tears and laughter with its refreshingly raw, personal look into what these people go through in their day-to-day lives. Being a military dependent is a whole different life from being a civilianit's time the world found out why.