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Love My Rifle More Than You

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Love My Rifle More Than You

Young and Female in the U.S. Army

By Kayla Williams; Michael E. Staub

W. W. Norton & Company, Paperback, 9780393329223, 292pp.

Publication Date: September 17, 2006

With a passion that makes her memoir nearly impossible to put down Buffalo News) Williams shares the powerful gamut of her experiences in Iraq, from caring for a wounded civilian to aiming a rifle at a child. Angry at the bureaucracy and the conflicting messages of today's military, Williams offers us a raw, unadulterated look at war (San Antonio Express News) and at the U.S. Army. And she gives us a woman's story of empowerment and self-discovery.

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