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The Resource A woman's war : the professional and personal journey of the Navy's first African American female intelligence officer, Gail Harris ; with Pam McLaughlin

A woman's war : the professional and personal journey of the Navy's first African American female intelligence officer, Gail Harris ; with Pam McLaughlin

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A woman's war : the professional and personal journey of the Navy's first African American female intelligence officer
Title
A woman's war
Title remainder
the professional and personal journey of the Navy's first African American female intelligence officer
Statement of responsibility
Gail Harris ; with Pam McLaughlin
Title variation
womans war
Title variation remainder
the professional and personal journey of the Navys first African American female intelligence officer
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Harris, a Gulf War veteran, went from the ghettoes of Newark to a 28-year career in the Navy as an intelligence officer. At her retirement in 2001, she was the highest ranking African American female in the Navy. In this hybrid of memoir and self-help, she shares the techniques she used to battle racial and gender prejudice in her career and to deal with personal issues such as being overweight and single, and shows readers how they can use the same techniques to overcome their own personal and professional obstacles. She writes of the role of religious faith and family support in her life, and gives insight into the challenges and rewards of the military lifestyle. Her humorous stories of dating and relationships in the military are a highlight of the book. There is no subject index. Annotation ♭2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Harris, a Gulf War veteran, went from the ghettoes of Newark to a 28-year career in the Navy as an intelligence officer. At her retirement in 2001, she was the highest ranking African American female in the Navy. In this hybrid of memoir and self-help, she shares the techniques she used to battle racial and gender prejudice in her career and to deal with personal issues such as being overweight and single, and shows readers how they can use the same techniques to overcome their own personal and professional obstacles. She writes of the role of religious faith and family support in her life, and gives insight into the challenges and rewards of the military lifestyle. Her humorous stories of dating and relationships in the military are a highlight of the book. There is no subject index. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
356700
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 359.0092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
Scarecrow professional intelligence education series
Series volume
10
Target audience
adult
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the professional and personal journey of the Navy's first African American female intelligence officer
Label
A woman's war : the professional and personal journey of the Navy's first African American female intelligence officer, Gail Harris ; with Pam McLaughlin
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Editor's foreword / Jan Goldman -- Introduction: We're all battling someone or something -- In the beginning-- a dream -- First assignment : a magnificent obsession -- Persistence : the key to success -- Faith -- So I'm fat-- at least my uniform fits : my personal battle of the bulge -- You're going to lose a few battles-- focus on winning the war -- Living in foreign lands : stuff they don't tell you in the travel books -- What if you're the problem? -- The importance of mentors -- Is being single the worst thing that can happen to you? -- Bloom where you're planted, or, How I became an Iraqi expert -- The forgotten Iraq War, 1991-2003 -- Rivers in the desert -- Cyber warfare : a new form of terror -- Conclusion: Reflections of a retired Black woman
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 270 pages
Isbn
9780810867932
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009032126
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)430344628
  • ocn430344628
  • OCoLC
Label
A woman's war : the professional and personal journey of the Navy's first African American female intelligence officer, Gail Harris ; with Pam McLaughlin
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Editor's foreword / Jan Goldman -- Introduction: We're all battling someone or something -- In the beginning-- a dream -- First assignment : a magnificent obsession -- Persistence : the key to success -- Faith -- So I'm fat-- at least my uniform fits : my personal battle of the bulge -- You're going to lose a few battles-- focus on winning the war -- Living in foreign lands : stuff they don't tell you in the travel books -- What if you're the problem? -- The importance of mentors -- Is being single the worst thing that can happen to you? -- Bloom where you're planted, or, How I became an Iraqi expert -- The forgotten Iraq War, 1991-2003 -- Rivers in the desert -- Cyber warfare : a new form of terror -- Conclusion: Reflections of a retired Black woman
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiv, 270 pages
Isbn
9780810867932
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009032126
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)430344628
  • ocn430344628
  • OCoLC

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