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by Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee,Evelyn Monahan


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Monahan and Neidel-Greenlee, former military women, debunk that image with this history of American women on. .

Monahan and Neidel-Greenlee, former military women, debunk that image with this history of American women on the front line in battle and in the struggle for full equality in the military. During WWI, the military began reluctantly accepting women, mostly assigning them to clerical work. Half of the book was about the roles that women played in World War 2 but then we got into more recent conficts I have to admit that I found the book to be less interesting to me. I began to think that the authors Evelyn Monaham and Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee were expressing more political views and not trying to educate the he reader of the roles women in recent conflicts.

The never-before-told story of the . Personal Name: Neidel-Greenlee, Rosemary, 1941-. Rubrics: Women and war United States History.

A few good women : America's military women from World War I to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan Evelyn M. Monahan and Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee. The never-before-told story of the . women's military corps: the women who fought for the right to defend their country by serving in our armed forces with full military rank and benefits a fight fight that continues today for American military women who want to serve in combat support positions and in frontline combat units.

Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee served in the . Navy Nurse Corps on active duty from 1962 until 1965 and on reserve duty between 1989 and 1991. She has a master’s degree in nursing from Emory University and worked at the . Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Atlanta from 1981 to 2002.

Certainly more than a "few" good women have answered the call. Authors Monahan and Neidel-Greenlee did, both in the 1960s – in the Women's Army Corps and . Navy Nurse Corps, respectively. Later, both stayed connected to the military as civilians working at the Veterans Administration. There, the two embarked on a mission to trace and collect the myriad women's voices all too silent in American military history.

Monahan and Neidel-Greenlee, former military women, debunk that image with this history of American women on.

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A Few Good Women: America's Military Women from World War I to the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan: Evelyn Monahan, Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee

A Few Good Women: America's Military Women from World War I to the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan: Evelyn Monahan, Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee.

Evelyn M. Monahan and Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee spent fifteen years combing through archives, journals . Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee served in the .

Women today make up more than fifteen percent of the . armed forces and serve alongside men in almost every capacity.

Retired psychologist Monahan served in the Women's Army Corps in the 1960s. Neidel-Greenlee served in the . Navy Nurse Corps on active duty in the 1960s and reserve duty in 1989-91. Together they have some story to tell. With a ten-city tour. A few good women : America's military women from World War I to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Evelyn M.

The never-before-told story of the U.S. women’s military corps: the women who fought for the right to defend their country by serving in our armed forces with full military rank and benefits—a fight that continues today for American military women who want to serve in combat support positions and in frontline combat units.Using interviews, correspondence, and diaries, as well as archival material, Evelyn M. Monahan and Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee tell the remarkable story of America’s “few good women” who today make up more than 15 percent of the U.S. armed forces and who serve alongside men in almost every capacity. Here are the stories of the battles these women fought to march beside their brothers; their tales of courage and fortitude; of the indignities they’ve endured; the injustices they’ve overcome; of the blood they’ve shed; the comrades they’ve lost; and the challenges they still face in the twenty-first century.U.S. military women have lived, and continue to live, the history that has helped to make and keep America what it is. Now their stories have been brought together in a riveting firsthand narrative, as inspiring as it is illuminating.

Comments: (7)

Nilarius
I started reading this book and discovered my sister, Amy Duerksen, was written about in here. However, the authors did a poor job of researching what happened and seemed more interested in using my sister as a way to make a point rather than make sure their information was accurate. It was very dishonoring to her memory to have her story twisted and badly researched. The authors even make assumptions about how we, the family believe my sister died without even having interviewed any of us.
Kajishakar
I found this book an excellent combination of historical and biographical fact. I am studying women in the military and purchased this book as a part of my background work. It provides an optimal combination of chronological facts about women in the military with individual stories and accounts that means I do not have to go to another source for the biographical information. And, though I am an adult and do not need 'pictures' to get me through the book, reading stories of women who were heroes and actually getting to see them - to view their expressions as they did their so often unrewarded 'duty' helps me remember that they are not so fictionalized persona, but real people, many of whom made sacrifices and some who gave their lives, often without anywhere near adequate recognition. I would recommend it as a single source for information on women and the military.
Dont_Wory
As someone who enjoyes history, I was very interested in reading "A Few Good Women." Half of the book was about the roles that women played in World War 2 but then we got into more recent conficts I have to admit that I found the book to be less interesting to me. I began to think that the authors Evelyn Monaham and Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee were expressing more political views and not trying to educate the he reader of the roles women in recent conflicts. Overall, "A Few Good Women" is a pretty decent read, but there are better books out there about the roles of women in times of war.
FRAY
I wished there had been a list of the chapters on the table of contents. Also I felt the book was more of a history of American wars that they just added women in to the story, instead of focusing on women in the miltary.
Ranenast
I have been reading this book every moment I get. I love Military History. I am currently active and it explains so much about how our great military has had it's growing pains & how far we have come with some of those issues. If you love the women in your life it will make you think twice. Any proud American will love this book about it's women in history!
Frey
There is so little written about the significant roles women played in the armed services since WWII. This book highlights exceptional women like WASPs--the women who flew and many others. For WWII or women's history buffs, this is an excellent resource
Malalrajas
Great seller. Book in excellent condition, like new. Book arrived sooner then expected and well package. Great read if you are into history of women in military service. Covers all branches of the military. I would highly recommend book and seller. Thanks.
I purchased the book to be used as a reference document in my collection on the military.I have not read the book but will enjoy sharing it with those interested in the journey of women. The book arrived in excellent condition and will be cherished in my growing collection of information.
A Few Good Women: America's Military Women from World War I to the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan download epub
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Author: Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee,Evelyn Monahan
ISBN: 1400044340
Category: History
Subcategory: Military
Language: English
Publisher: Knopf; First Edition edition (April 6, 2010)
Pages: 496 pages