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War and American women [electronic resource] : heroism, deeds, and controversy / William B. Breuer.

By: Breuer, William B, 1922-2010.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1997Description: 1 online resource (viii, 255 p., [16] p. of plates) : ill.ISBN: 0313003599 (electronic bk.); 9780313003592 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Women and the military -- United States | Women in war | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Military Science | HISTORY -- Military -- OtherGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: War and American women.DDC classification: 355/.0082 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
1. A Nightmare in Vietnam; 2. Female Trailblazers; 3. "You Have a Debt to Democracy"; 4. Secret Missions; 5. A Conspiracy to Murder Hitler; 6. Lady Spies and a Blonde Guerrilla; 7. A Hair-Raising Escape; 8. Two Spymistresses in Manila; 9. Cracking a Man's World; 10. An Ordeal in Southeast Asia; 11. Lady Generals and Lady Birds; 12. A Painful Homecoming; 13. Clash over the Service Academies; 14. First Crisis for the Coed Army; 15. "Your Mission Is to Win Our Wars"; 16. A New View in the Pentagon; 17. "General, You Are a Male Chauvinist!"; 18. A Plan to Register Women.
Summary: American women have had a sterling tradition of courage, sacrifice, and dedication in support roles in the armed services in times of war, and as spies, guerrilla leaders, and frontline correspondents. Most of their heroics and deeds have largely gone unreported, even though many have been killed in the line of duty, died of diseases or accidents, or suffered as prisoners of war.^L ^L Focusing on human drama, this riveting book tells vividly of women's achievements in uniform going back to World War I. It also relates in compelling style the heated controversy over sending women into combat, a.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [231]-245) and index.

1. A Nightmare in Vietnam; 2. Female Trailblazers; 3. "You Have a Debt to Democracy"; 4. Secret Missions; 5. A Conspiracy to Murder Hitler; 6. Lady Spies and a Blonde Guerrilla; 7. A Hair-Raising Escape; 8. Two Spymistresses in Manila; 9. Cracking a Man's World; 10. An Ordeal in Southeast Asia; 11. Lady Generals and Lady Birds; 12. A Painful Homecoming; 13. Clash over the Service Academies; 14. First Crisis for the Coed Army; 15. "Your Mission Is to Win Our Wars"; 16. A New View in the Pentagon; 17. "General, You Are a Male Chauvinist!"; 18. A Plan to Register Women.

American women have had a sterling tradition of courage, sacrifice, and dedication in support roles in the armed services in times of war, and as spies, guerrilla leaders, and frontline correspondents. Most of their heroics and deeds have largely gone unreported, even though many have been killed in the line of duty, died of diseases or accidents, or suffered as prisoners of war.^L ^L Focusing on human drama, this riveting book tells vividly of women's achievements in uniform going back to World War I. It also relates in compelling style the heated controversy over sending women into combat, a.

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