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25 August 2010

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Hey, CR! Is the Powell's partnership up and running?

Hi Venta!
It should be--today is the first day I tried to use their links, and you can tell from the way the picture is crammed in that I haven't quite figured it out yet.

Now, you--don't go trying to save the American economy by yourself. Even if I do link to Powells you know I would always suggest you get a book from the library first and see if it's something you want to buy. Okay? Although I did think of you when I read this. Man, it's a harsh read, though. Be careful with it.

How do you think this book stands next to other books about war written by women (e.g., Band of Sisters or Love My Rifle More than You)?

Although she had different experiences than Nadelson and Trained to Kill, it sounds like she is exploring the bizarre need to go to war and to be a warrior. I'm "looking forward" to reading this book regardless of where I get it!!

Is the Powell's partnership retroactive? Free shipping is important to me.

This looks like an interesting read. I'm not a huge fan of trauma memoirs, but this sounds like it's far more than that. Also, that quote? Horrifying.

Venta,
I have not read "Band of Sisters," but it was much better than "Love My Rifle More Than You" (which I didn't care for, very much). But it's a slightly different book--Lori Amy wasn't in the military, but her father was and her ex-husband, and she looks at the culture and war and violence from the home and wife standpoint, which I found fascinating, and don't think is covered often enough.

From what I understand of the Powell's thing, if you follow my link initially or even later, you have 90 days to purchase and I'll still get a little kickback, so you would have some time (which is nice--the Powell's program is very slick, I must admit). Free shipping is always very important to me too so I fully support your desire to achieve that.

Rachael,
It is horrifying, but not in a glorifying way (if that makes any sense). A lot of her quotes are horrifying. At another point in the book, she states, when examining the connections between violence in war and the military and violence in the home, something like "violence always begets violence." And that's it, really. Say whatever you will about wars, that's the statement I'm going to think of.

Looking forward to knock at the door. Looking forward to the telephone. Looking forward to computer now. Looking forward to in dreamland. Wish to eye hair straight. Wish to heart to panic. Wish you on television. Wish you. Wish you on the newspaper. Wish you healthy body good fortune long. Hope hope ah! Hope. Installed in my heart.

Good point, very insightful

Dr. Amy is a professor of mine and she is just as intelligent and insightful in person as she is in her writing. She's an outstanding professor and I pointed this article out to her. Thanks for this.
Personally I found the book to be so intriguing I finished it in a matter of days then passed it around to my friends.
I was lucky to have her as a professor this semester. And I'm taking her again next semester.
She is a very strong female who speaks her mind. We need more like her out there.
Here is her site if you want to know more about her:
http://personal.georgiasouthern.edu/~lamy/

Speech is the image of actions.

This looks like an interesting read. I'm not a huge fan of trauma memoirs, but this sounds like it's far more than that. Also, that quote? Horrifying.

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