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Hesitation kills : a female Marine officer's combat experience in Iraq

Author: Jane Blair
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, [2011]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This riveting memoir is the first book written by a female Marine about the war in Iraq and one of the only books written by a woman who has experienced combat firsthand. Deploying to Iraq in 2003, Jane Blair's aerial reconnaissance unit was assigned to travel ahead of and alongside combat units throughout the initial phase of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Throughout her deployment, Jane kept a journal of her and her  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, American
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Blair, Jane, 1972-
Hesitation kills.
Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2011
(DLC) 2010047435
(OCoLC)670484531
Named Person: Jane Blair
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Blair
ISBN: 9781442208780 1442208783
OCLC Number: 720335165
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 297 pages)
Contents: A home and a country --
The call --
Matilda --
The war plan --
Countdown --
Dread silence reposes --
Uncertainty and human factors --
Red ink --
Time on target --
On the shore, dimly seen --
A dangerous position --
A fiery crash --
Garden of Eden --
Killbox --
National Geographic --
A turning point --
Their blood had washed out --
Star-spangled banner --
Ashura --
Occupation --
When free men shall stand --
Mortars in the garden --
Strategic corporal --
No better friend, no worse enemy --
Ribbons --
The twilight's last gleaming --
Home of the brave.
Responsibility: Jane Blair.

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This riveting memoir is the first book written by a female Marine about the war in Iraq, and one of the only books written by a woman who has experienced combat first hand. Throughout her deployment,  Read more...

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