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The Resource One woman's army : the Commanding General of Abu Ghraib tells her story, Janis Karpinski with Steven Strasser

One woman's army : the Commanding General of Abu Ghraib tells her story, Janis Karpinski with Steven Strasser

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One woman's army : the Commanding General of Abu Ghraib tells her story
Title
One woman's army
Title remainder
the Commanding General of Abu Ghraib tells her story
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Janis Karpinski with Steven Strasser
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
GO3
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Karpinski, Janis L
Dewey number
956.704437
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
U53 .K37
LC item number
A3 2005
Literary form
non fiction
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Strasser, Steven
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  • Karpinski, Janis L
  • Abu Ghraib Prison
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Prisoners of war
Label
One woman's army : the Commanding General of Abu Ghraib tells her story, Janis Karpinski with Steven Strasser
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocm62073808
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 242 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781401352479
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other control number
9781401352479 (hardcover)
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(Sirsi) i1401352472
Label
One woman's army : the Commanding General of Abu Ghraib tells her story, Janis Karpinski with Steven Strasser
Publication
Control code
ocm62073808
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 242 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781401352479
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other control number
9781401352479 (hardcover)
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(Sirsi) i1401352472

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