Traces the roots of the Gulf wars and the role women played in the military, as correspondents, as medics, and on the homefront.
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Grade 7 Up–The account of the rescue of Private First Class Jessica Lynch in 2003 grabs readers' attention right away. While this might be the most dramatic scene in the book, the background information as to why the United States is in Iraq will give readers a broad picture of the involvement of women in the war. References to other battles such as the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and the World Wars show what duties women are asked to perform now that they weren't then, and how far they still have to go to be treated with equality. Focus is on their contributions as soldiers, nurses, photographers, pilots, and special agents. This book takes the position that the war is justified, especially since Saddam Hussein violated many Security Council resolutions. Black-and-white photographs make the stories more vivid, and quotes from the soldiers add interest.–Kelly Czarnecki, Bloomington Public Library, IL
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Gr. 5-8. Zeinert and Miller reinforce the argument that women do, indeed, belong in the U.S. military by highlighting their contributions in Operations Desert Storm (Kuwait) and Iraqi Freedom. Although the murky black-and-white photos are largely posed shots of soldiers saying good-bye to their children, resting, or returning from service, the narrative paints a picture of consistent courage under fire and, one terse mention of the abuses at Abu Ghraib Prison aside, of professional conduct. The authors extend their purview with a chapter on women journalists in the campaigns, and while thoroughly villainizing Saddam Hussein, they also indicate that the official justifications for the war in Iraq turned out to be weak at best. A utilitarian but cogent assessment of the topic, well supported by notes and sources. John Peters
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