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The Resource Unbecoming : a memoir, Anuradha Bhagwati

Unbecoming : a memoir, Anuradha Bhagwati

Label
Unbecoming : a memoir
Title
Unbecoming
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Anuradha Bhagwati
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A raw, unflinching, and inspirational memoir by a former United States Marine Captain describing her journey from dutiful daughter of immigrants to wide-eyed recruit to radical activist dedicated to effecting historic policy reform in the military. After a lifetime of buckling to the demands of her strict Indian parents, Anuradha Bhagwati abandons her grad school career at Harvard University to join the Marines. It's the fiercest, most violent, most masculine branch of the military: the perfect place for her to prove that she's the ultimate Cool Girl, someone who can brawl with the boys in every sense of the word. Or at least that's what she thinks. From the moment training begins, Anuradha's G.I. Jane fantasy is punctured. As a bisexual woman of color in the military, she faces adversity and underestimation at every stage, confronting misogyny, racism, abuse, and astonishing injustice perpetrated by those in power. Pushing herself beyond her limits to prove her ability, she is forced to wrestle with what exactly drove her to pursue such punishment and violence in the first place. Once her service concludes in 2004, instead of retreating and putting it all behind her, she decides to do the exact opposite: take to task the leaders and outmoded conventions that she found so objectionable and even dangerous. Full of strength, courage, and heroic resilience, Unbecoming is about one woman who learned to believe in herself in spite of everything; it is the kind of story that will light a fire beneath you, and that will inspire our next generation of fierce female heroes to always persist"--provided by publisher
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10763210
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bhagwati, Anuradha Kristina
Dewey number
  • 359.9/6092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bhagwati, Anuradha Kristina
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Women marines
  • East Indian American women
  • Bisexual women
  • Women political activists
  • Women and the military
Label
Unbecoming : a memoir, Anuradha Bhagwati
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Home fires -- Are you a girl with a star-spangled heart? -- Becoming a Marine -- Womanizing the Corps -- Heart of darkness -- A few good men -- Joining the grunts -- One last oorah -- Invitation to a beheading -- Unraveling -- Rising up -- The civilian invasion -- Shock and awe -- Bleeding hearts -- Handling the truth -- Our last best hope -- Red (white) and blue
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 321 pages
Isbn
9781501162541
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2018034263
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1089948826
  • on1089948826
  • OCoLC
Label
Unbecoming : a memoir, Anuradha Bhagwati
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Home fires -- Are you a girl with a star-spangled heart? -- Becoming a Marine -- Womanizing the Corps -- Heart of darkness -- A few good men -- Joining the grunts -- One last oorah -- Invitation to a beheading -- Unraveling -- Rising up -- The civilian invasion -- Shock and awe -- Bleeding hearts -- Handling the truth -- Our last best hope -- Red (white) and blue
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 321 pages
Isbn
9781501162541
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2018034263
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1089948826
  • on1089948826
  • OCoLC

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