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Title:
Women in combat : the battle for equality
Author:
Worth, Richard.
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Publication Information:
Springfield, NJ : Enslow Publishers, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
112 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Discusses women's changing role in the military and examines the issues related to whether or not women should be allowed to serve in combat.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 8.7 3.0 31513.
ISBN:
9780766011038
Format :
Book

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-- These over-100-page titles present the facts and analyze some of the most controversial topics in today's news.
-- Offers excellent and up-to-date information for reports or debates.
-- Helps teenagers to begin developing critical thinking skills.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 7^-12. For students and educators exploring American military history, and women's rights in general, this Issues in Focus title is sure to generate much discussion and thought. Incorporating statistics, personal stories, and quotes from soldiers and administrators involved in the First and Second World Wars and the Vietnam and Gulf Wars, Worth examines the changing role of women in the military, their struggle for equal opportunities, and why women are still barred from combat. He also discusses recent government legislation, sexual relationships and harassment in the military, and perceptions of physical and intellectual capability in women versus men. Reader-friendly prose makes the arguments easy to follow, and Worth provides historical context and comparison with several other countries for contrast. The book offers a compelling case for both advocates and opponents of women in the military, encouraging readers to gather facts and ultimately think for themselves. Glossary; further reading list; Web sites. Photos not available for review in galley. --Shelle Rosenfeld