The Girls Come Marching Home

The Girls Come Marching Home

Discusses the stories of American female soldiers returning from tours of duty during the Iraq War, touching upon their physical and psychological wounds as well as the difficulties of returning to civilian life.

Author: Kirsten A. Holmstedt

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811705165

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 325

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Discusses the stories of American female soldiers returning from tours of duty during the Iraq War, touching upon their physical and psychological wounds as well as the difficulties of returning to civilian life.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Soul Survivors

Soul Survivors

In this inspiring new book, Kirsten Holmstedt, trusted chronicler of women soldiers and veterans, tells the ups-and-downs stories of veterans struggling with the aftereffects of military service.

Author: Kirsten Holmstedt

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780811763233

Category: History

Page: 248

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Life is tough for veterans, especially female veterans. They have much to deal with and much to heal from: combat, physical and psychological wounds, sexual harassment and assault, trauma, stress, chains of command, the VA. Now more than ever these veterans are facing their problems head on. In this inspiring new book, Kirsten Holmstedt, trusted chronicler of women soldiers and veterans, tells the ups-and-downs stories of veterans struggling with the aftereffects of military service.
Categories: History

When Johnny and Jane Come Marching Home

When Johnny and Jane Come Marching Home

Glantz, The War Comes Home, 157. S. Anderson, “Bringing It All Back Home,” New York Times Magazine, May 28, 2006, 36–56, 63. K. Holmstedt, The Girls Come Marching Home: Stories of Women Warriors Returning from the War in Iraq ...

Author: Paula J. Caplan

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504057011

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 828

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Why are those devastated by war or other military experiences called mentally ill? The standard treatment of therapy and drugs can actually be harmful, and huge numbers of suffering veterans from earlier eras demonstrate its inadequacy. Most of us are both war-illiterate and military-illiterate. Caplan proposes that we welcome veterans back into our communities and listen to their experiences, one-on-one. Beginning a long overdue national discussion about the realities of war and the military will help us bridge the dangerous chasms between veterans and nonveterans.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Voices of the Iraq War Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life

Voices of the Iraq War  Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life

Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life Brian L. Steed ... her return home. Her experiences in Iraq left her with posttraumatic stress disorder. ... The Girls Come Marching Home: Stories of Women Warriors Returning from the War in Iraq.

Author: Brian L. Steed

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440836756

Category: History

Page: 288

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The Iraq War (2003–2011) was the most significant conflict in the early 21st century. This book examines the ongoing importance of this war for the Middle East and the world today through first-person accounts of the war and primary source documents. • Provides readers with an understanding of the causes of successes and failures in Iraq and how these events contributed to the volatility of the Middle East in the early 21st century • Includes dozens of primary source documents, such as presidential speeches, congressional testimony, and interviews with U.S., Iraqi-American, and British officers who deployed and fought throughout the country of Iraq • Presents a thought-provoking, personal perspective on modern war that will enable students to have an intelligent dialogue on the complex, confusing experiences associated with the conduct of modern war
Categories: History

Warring over Valor

Warring over Valor

Browder, When Janey Comes Marching Home, 7; Nicholas Kristof, “A Woman's Place,” New York Times, April 25, 2003, ... Holmstedt, The Girls Come Marching Home: Stories of Women Warriors Returning from the War in Iraq (Mechanicsburg, ...

Author: Simon Wendt

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813597553

Category: History

Page: 220

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By focusing on how the idea of heroism on the battlefield helped construct, perpetuate, and challenge racial and gender hierarchies in the United States between World War I and the present, Warring over Valor provides fresh perspectives on the history of American military heroism. The book offers two major insights into the history of military heroism. First, it reveals a precarious ambiguity in the efforts of minorities such as African Americans, Asian Americans, Native Americans, women, and gay men to be recognized as heroic soldiers. Paradoxically, America’s heroism discourse allowed them to press their case for full membership in the nation, but doing so simultaneously validated the dichotomous interpretations of race and gender they repudiated. The ambiguous role of marginalized groups in war-related hero-making processes also testifies to this volume’s second general insight: the durability and tenacity of the masculine warrior hero in U.S. society and culture. Warring over Valor bridges a gap in the historiography of heroism and military affairs.
Categories: History

Hiding in Plain Sight

Hiding in Plain Sight

The Girls Come Marching Home: Stories of Women Warriors Returning from War in Iraq (Mechanicsburg: Stackpole, 2009). Pointing out that the 2003 war in Iraq sufficiently blurred the lines between combat and noncombat roles for women, ...

Author: Christian P. Potholm

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538162729

Category: Military history

Page: 248

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Hiding in Plain Sight: Women Warriors Throughout Time and Space takes the many, dimensions of military history, including the various modalities of warfare across cultures and periods, and integrates them with the substantial contributions of social history, women's history, black history, feminist theory, LGBTQ community, and other perspectives.
Categories: Military history

Iraq War The Essential Reference Guide

Iraq War  The Essential Reference Guide

Bacevich, Andrew J. The New American Militarism: How Americans Are Seduced by War. New York: Oxford University ... The Girls Come Marching Home: Stories of Women Warriors Returning from the War in Iraq. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole ...

Author: Brian L. Steed

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440858314

Category: History

Page: 436

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This invaluable resource offers a comprehensive overview of the Iraq War, with more than 100 in-depth articles by leading scholars on an array of topics and themes and more than a dozen key primary source documents. • Explores how the Bush Doctrine was employed to justify the US decision to invade Iraq • Illuminates the key leaders and the military strategy they implemented in conducting the Iraq War • Explains how a series of flawed military and political decisions created a dysfunctional government in Baghdad • Informs readers of the disruptive influence the Iraq War has had on the entire Middle East
Categories: History

Waging Gendered Wars

Waging Gendered Wars

U.S. Military Women in Afghanistan and Iraq Paige Whaley Eager. Negotiating the Public and Private Spheres In The Girls come Marching Home: Stories of Women Warriors Returning from the War in Iraq by Kirsten Holmstedt (2009), ...

Author: Paige Whaley Eager

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317000709

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 234

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Waging Gendered Wars examines, through the analytical lens of feminist international relations theory, how U.S. military women have impacted and been affected by the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Although women were barred from serving formally in ground combat positions within the U.S. armed forces during both wars, U.S. female soldiers are being killed in action. By examining how U.S. military women's agency as soldiers, veterans, and casualties of war affect the planning and execution of war, Whaley Eager assesses the ways in which the global world of international politics and warfare has become localized in the life and death narratives of female service personnel impacted by combat experience, homelessness, military sexual trauma, PTSD, and the deaths of fellow soldiers.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Today We Go Home

Today We Go Home

It's My Country Too: Women's Military Stories from the American Revolution to Afghanistan. Lincoln, NE: Potomac Books, 2017. Holmstedt, Kirsten. The Girls Come Marching Home: Stories of Women Warriors Returning from the War in Iraq.

Author: Kelli Estes

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 9781492664192

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Seattle, Washington Larkin Bennett has always known her place, whether it's surrounded by her loving family in the lush greenery of the Pacific Northwest or conducting a dusty patrol in Afghanistan. But all of that changed the day tragedy struck her unit and took away everything she held dear. Soon after, Larkin discovers an unexpected treasure—the diary of Emily Wilson, a young woman who disguised herself as a man to fight for the Union in the Civil War. As Larkin struggles to heal, she finds herself drawn deeply into Emily's life and the secrets she kept. Indiana, 1861 The only thing more dangerous to Emily Wilson than a rebel soldier is the risk of her own comrades in the Union Army discovering her secret. But in the minds of her fellow soldiers, if it dresses like a man, swears like a man, and shoots like a man, it must be a man. As the war marches on and takes its terrible toll, Emily begins to question everything she thought she was fighting for.
Categories: Fiction

Veterans on Trial

Veterans on Trial

6 See Kirsten A. Holmstedt, Band of Sisters: American Women at War in Iraq (Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2007); Kirsten Holmstedt, The Girls Come Marching Home: Stories of Women Warriors Returning from the War in Iraq ...

Author: Barry R. Schaller

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781597978606

Category: History

Page: 263

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This is an evenly argued history and analysis of PTSD and its effect on families and society. The author also explains how PTSD now operates as a means of defense in the criminal court system and how it will affect the courts in the next decade. He also offers solutions for returning veterans and their families and advice for officials, leaders, legislators and the mental health communities for what they can do to meet their responsibilities to the men and women who serve our nation.
Categories: History