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As she did so provocatively with military spouses in Army Wives, Tanya Biank gives us the inside story of women in today's military-their professional and personal challenges from the combat zone to the home front. Since 9/11, more than 240,000 women have fought in Iraq and Afghanistan-more than 140 have died there, and they currently make up 14 percent of the total active-duty forces. Despite advances, today's servicewomen are constantly pressed to prove themselves, to overcome challenges men never face, and to put the military mission ahead of all other aspects of their lives, particularly marriage and motherhood. In this groundbreaking insider's look at the women defending our nation, Tanya Biank brings to light the real issues-femininity, belonging to an old boys' club, veiled discrimination, dating, marriage problems, separation from children, questions about life goals, career trajectories, and self-worth-that servicewomen are facing by focusing on four individual stories. Brigadier General Angela Salinas, the Marine Corps' first Hispanic female general, faces the challenge of commanding an all-male institution. Second Lieutenant Bergan Flannigan finds herself on the front lines in Afghanistan, serving in the same military police company as her husband. As a marine drill instructor, Sergeant Amy Stokley demands the very best from the recruits at Parris Island. And Major Candice O'Brien deals with deployment to Afghanistan, with two young children and a strained marriage back home. Undaunted is the story of these courageous trailblazers-their struggles, sacrifices, and triumphs in the name of serving the country they love. "Undaunted contains fascinating multiple portraits of the real-life experiences of women in the military, from young enlisted women to a seasoned and celebrated general. Tanya Biank explores these lives with inside knowledge, compassion, and wit. This important book reads like a novel, and as I read, I couldn't wait to see how these brave women's lives would unfold."-Amy Dickinson, New York Times bestselling authorShow more
Army Wives goes beyond the sound bites and photo ops of military life to bring listeners into the hearts and homes of today's military wives. Biank tells the story of four typical army wives who, in a flash, find themselves in extraordinary circumstances that ultimately force them to redefine who they are as women and wives. This is a true story about what happens when real life collides with army convention. Army Wives is a groundbreaking narrative that takes the listener beyond the army's gates, taking a close look at the other woman - the army itself - and how its traditions, rules, and wartime realities deeply impact marriage and home life. "A timely look at the impact of combat and military life on the families the soldiers leave behind." - The Washington Post "Tanya Biank's experience as a reporter has produced a candid and detailed study of her subjects and a riveting story, certain to engage army wives of all generations." - Joanne Patton, the wife of Major General George S. Patton and the daughter-in-law of General George S. Patton, Jr. "Tanya Biank has written a stunningly detailed, eye-opening account of what it is really like to be an army wife. Army Wives demonstrates that while it is tough to be a soldier, it can be even tougher to be the wife of a soldier. Army Wives should be required reading for every military spouse and all those who are considering marrying into the military." - Ron Martz, military affairs correspondent, Atlanta Journal-Constitution and coauthor of Heavy Metal: A Tank Company's Battle to Baghdad "Army Wives captivates readers with an up-close and personal look into the 'real' everyday lives and challenges of army spouses." - Victoria M. Parham, host of Military Spouse Talk RadioShow more