Count on Us: American Women in the Military
The author of Yankee Doodle Gal offers another comprehensive historical account of women in history with Count on Us: American Women in the Military by Amy Nathan. Beginning with America's drive for independence during the Revolutionary War, the author relates the exploits and legends of America's first female fighters, including Deborah Samson, Native American Tyonajanegen and Margaret Corbin. She tracks the progress and challenges of uniformed women right up to their efforts in the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. Interviews, photographs and personal accounts of several brave, female soldiers add further depth to the text.