Love My Rifle More Than You

Young and Female in the U.S. Army

By Kayla Williams; Michael E. Staub
(W. W. Norton & Company, Hardcover, 9780393060980, 290pp.)

Publication Date: August 2005

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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In her passionate memoir, Williams shares the powerful gamut of her experiences in Iraq, from caring for a wounded civilian to aiming a rifle at a child. The former U.S. Army sergeant gives readers a woman's story of empowerment and self-discovery amidst the chaos of war.

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For more than seven years, Americans learned about the war from news reports. But between headlines, many also turned to books to understand the strategy and the lessons of the conflict. As "Operation New Dawn" begins, Thomas Ricks picks the best and the worst books about the Iraq war. More at

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