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Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream
Sara Goldrick-Rab

Ashley's War

Ashley's War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield - Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

I listened to the audio book and it is fantastic.  While some of the names have been changed to protect the women's identities Ashley White's and Jason Stumpf's names have not.

 

The book details the first women who are chosen, after the volunteered to serve their country, to work with the Special Forces, either the Rangers or the Green Beret's.

 

Ashley was selected for the Rangers, the guys and girls, who go in kicking doors down at night to root out insurgents.  

 

The book is interesting from the perspective of the challenges women face serving American to their fullest desires and ability due to outdated rules.  It is also interesting that there are men in high positions that are not shy about bucking the Army/military rules. 

 

If you have read any other books about the Wars in Afghanistan or Iraq you will enjoy this book.  

 

It is cathartic and left me choked up and crying.