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One woman's army : the Commanding General of Abu Ghraib tells her story

Author: Janis L Karpinski; Steven Strasser
Publisher: New York : Miramax, 2005.
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The inside story of the first female general ever to command troops in a combat zone, and of how the scandal of Abu Ghraib destroyed her career. It traces the rise of a groundbreaking woman from the Republican suburbs of New Jersey to a commanding position in a man's army. She earned her insignia as a master parachutist, received the Bronze Star in the first Gulf War, and as the leader chosen for a special mission  Read more...
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Karpinski, Janis L.
One woman's army.
New York : Miramax, 2005
(OCoLC)607658761
Named Person: Janis L Karpinski; Janis L Karpinski
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janis L Karpinski; Steven Strasser
ISBN: 1401352472 9781401352479
OCLC Number: 62073808
Description: vii, 242 pages, [8] pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The photos --
Saddam's torture palace --
Adventures with George --
This woman's Army --
Playing with little guns --
It's okay, I can suffer --
Fort Bragg : headquarters of machismo --
Janis of Arabia --
The weekend warrior --
Gulf War I --
Our very own chocolate chips --
Get me an airplane, I'm going to Iraq --
The road to Baghdad --
These are prisoners, Janis --
The incarceration cowboys --
Actionable intelligence --
Taking the gloves off.
Responsibility: Janis Karpinski with Steven Strasser.

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The inside story of the first female general ever to command troops in a combat zone, and of how the scandal of Abu Ghraib destroyed her career. It traces the rise of a groundbreaking woman from the Republican suburbs of New Jersey to a commanding position in a man's army. She earned her insignia as a master parachutist, received the Bronze Star in the first Gulf War, and as the leader chosen for a special mission to train Arab women as a fighting force in the Middle East. In Iraq, she and her 3,400 soldiers faced the challenge of rebuilding a civilian prison system. She describes how Saddam refused to believe she could be in charge of his incarceration. In the end, she accepts her share of responsibility for the abuses of Abu Ghraib, but raises the question of why she was the most prominent target of the investigations.--From publisher description.

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