Title: Band of Sisters: American Women at War in Iraq
Author: Kirsten Holmstedt
Genre: Non-Fiction, Biography
Reviewer: Bill McDonald
ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): 0811735664
In Iraq, the front lines are everywhere . . . and everywhere in Iraq, no matter what their job descriptions say, women in the U.S. military are fighting--more than 155,000 of them. A critical and commercial success in hardcover, Band of Sisters presents a dozen groundbreaking and often heart-wrenching stories of American women in combat in Iraq, such as the U.S.s first female pilot to be shot down and survive, the militarys first black female pilot in combat, a young turret gunner defending convoys, and a nurse struggling to save lives, including her own.