Side-by-side : a photographic history of American women in war / Vickie Lewis ; produced with the cooperation of the Military Women's Press of the Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation
Chapter 1. Stoking the fires of freedom -- The Americsn revolution -- The War of 1812 -- Chapter 2. Shoring up a house divided -- The Civil War -- Chapter 3. Acceptance in the rank -- The Spanish-American War -- The Philippine Insurrection -- Chapter 4. A women's war is won -- World War I -- Chapter 5. A great resolve -- World War II -- Chapter 6. In Harm's Way -- The Korean War -- Chapter 7. A War on Two Fronts -- The Vietnam War -- Chapter 8. At Arms, at last -- Operation just cause: Panama -- Operation urgent fury: Grenada -- Chapter 9. Soldiers bond -- The Gulf War
From the legendary Molly Pitcher, who loaded cannons during the American Revolution, to Major Rhonda Cornum, an army flight surgeon held prisoner of war during Operation Desert Storm, millions of American women have served on the battlefield, side-by-side with men. Women have fired muskets and shot down Scud missiles, and they've performed countless vital tasks in all branches of the armed forces. With more than 150 images, this book highlights the strength and courage of women in military service through poignant photographs and personal narratives, offering a new perspective of American history. Author Vickie Lewis draws on hundreds of personal interviews and historical journal entries for her text, and has been given unprecedented access to the photo archive of the Women In Military Service For America Memorial Foundation, as well as other public and private collections.--From publisher description.