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Johnson, Shoshana 1973-

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Works: 6 works in 21 publications in 1 language and 1,207 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author
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I'm still standing : from captive U.S. soldier to free citizen-- my journey home by Shoshana Johnson( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Shoshana Johnson, the first black female soldier in America's history to be taken as a prisoner of war, presents the much-anticipated story of her capture and imprisonment in Iraq and what happened after her rescue. In March 2003, Operation Iraqi Freedom was barely in its infancy when a U.S. Army supply convoy was attacked in Iraq. Several soldiers were killed and six were taken prisoner. Their captors released a grainy video revealing the faces of the first POWs of the war in Iraq. One of the female soldiers was Shoshana Johnson, the first black female prisoner of war in America's military history. The other was Jessica Lynch who caught the media's attention. Now, after years of coming to terms with her capture and its aftermath, Shoshana recounts her full story with candor, exposing her emotions and frustrations and addressing her fears. For the first time, she'll also explain the strange decision made by higher-ups that led to their weapons jamming during the fight so they couldn't defend themselves; the true reason why their convoy made a "wrong turn" which led to their capture; and what, exactly, happened to her and her fellow soldiers during the 22 days of their captivity, which none of them have told because of a military gag order. Her perspective of the ambush is revealing and her insight into life as a female POW inspirational. Shoshana is a living testimony to the power of prayer and the strength that comes through a trusting faith
I'm still standing : from prisoner of war to celebrating life by Shoshana Johnson( Book )
1 edition published in 1955 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
I'm still standing : from captive U.S. soldier to free citizen-- my journey home by Shoshana Johnson( Book )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
SHOSHANA HOLDS NOTHING BACK in this harrowing account of an ordinary woman caught in extraordinary circumstances. She reveals decisions made by chain of command that may have led to her twenty-two-day imprisonment, describes the pain of post-traumatic stress disorder, and shares the surprising story of how a specialist in a maintenance company ended up on the front lines of war. Told with exceptional bravery and candor, I'm Still Standing is at once a provocative look at the politics of war and the unforgettable story of a single mom and soldier who became an American hero. In March 2003, Operation Iraqi Freedom made world headlines when a U.S. army convoy was attacked en route to Baghdad. Shoshana Johnson became the first black female prisoner of war in United States history
 
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Shoshana Johnson Recipient of the Purple Heart medal
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English (21)
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