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The Resource Unbecoming : a memoir, Anuradha Kristina Bhagwati

Unbecoming : a memoir, Anuradha Kristina Bhagwati

Label
Unbecoming : a memoir
Title
Unbecoming
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Anuradha Kristina 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"--
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
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
index present
LC call number
VE25.B47
LC item number
A3 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bhagwati, Anuradha Kristina
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Women marines
  • East Indian American women
  • Bisexual women
  • Women political activists
  • Women and the military
  • Armed Forces
  • Armed Forces
  • Armed Forces
  • Bisexual women
  • East Indian American women
  • Women and the military
  • Women marines
  • Women political activists
  • United States
Label
Unbecoming : a memoir, Anuradha Kristina Bhagwati
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Control code
on1057731193
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781501162541
Lccn
2018034263
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1057731193
Label
Unbecoming : a memoir, Anuradha Kristina Bhagwati
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Control code
on1057731193
Edition
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781501162541
Lccn
2018034263
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1057731193

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