It's My Country Too
Women's Military Stories From the American Revolution to AfghanistanBook - 2017
This inspiring anthology it the first to convey the noteworthy experiences and contributions of women in the American military in their own words-from the Revolutionary War to the present wars in the Middle East. Serving with the Union Army during the Civil War as a nurse, scout, spy, and soldier, Harriet Tubman tells what it was like to be the first American woman to lead a raid against an enemy, freeing some 750 slaves. Busting gender stereotypes, Inga Fredriksen Ferris's describes how it felt to be a woman marine during World War II. Heidi Squier Kraft recounts her experiences as a lieutenant commander in the navy, deployed to Iraq as a psychologist to provide mental health care in a combat zone. In excerpts from their diaries, letters, oral histories, military depositions and testimonies, as well as from published and unpublished memoirs-generations of women reveal why and how they chose to serve their country, often breaking with social norms and at great personal peril.
Publisher: [Lincoln] : Potomac Books, an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press, 
Branch Call Number: 355.00925 It6 2017
Characteristics: xxi, 330 pages, 22 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Women's military stories from the American Revolution to Afghanistan