Fight Like a Girl: The Truth Behind How Female Marines Are Trained

Fight Like a Girl: The Truth Behind How Female Marines Are Trained

One woman's professional battle against systemic gender bias in the Marines and the lessons it holds for all of us. The Marine Corps continues to be the only service where men and women train separately in boot camp or basic training. This segregation negatively affects interaction with male marines later on, and, lower expectations of female recruits are actively maintaine One woman's professional battle against systemic gender bias in the Marines and the lessons it holds for all of us. ...

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Title:Fight Like a Girl: The Truth Behind How Female Marines Are Trained
Author:Kate Germano
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:B073P9MK5S
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

Fight Like a Girl: The Truth Behind How Female Marines Are Trained Reviews

  • Molly
    Sep 20, 2018

    First and Foremost from one woman to another THANK YOU for having the courage to write this book. Secondly, it's not often that gender bias is given a front row seat in the front lines of the Marine Corps and it takes a woman of remarkable intellect to do so in a way that brings to l...

    I finished this book in two days; I couldn?t put it down. As I read page after page I couldn?t believe the things she wrote were actually happening. What a disappointment that an esteemed branch of our country?s military worked so hard to limit the potential and the opportunities...

    Germano was treated unfairly by the institution to which she committed her life in service of our country. Had she stuck to the facts, it could have been a great book. I wonder what made her think that writing about her her trials as if the book were one long snarky blog post would...

    I expected this book to be a memoir, but instead got a powerful and exhaustive look into how the Marine Corps trains its men and women. Although it seems there was a lot of complaining, I took a lot of lessons out of this book, especially as a female serving in the armed forces. ...

    I truly felt Germano's anger throughout this book. No one should be fired for simply doing there job, especially as spectacularly as she has. Probably in the middle of the book, I almost thought I couldn't read anymore. The complaining was starting to drain on me. But I continued readi...

    Important book, great story and a damning critique of USMC culture re: gender integration and training. The book?s style, though, was not my favorite. It was repetitive at many points and the author?s choice to write in short episodic moments and directly addressing the reader in a...

    I was so frustrated as I read this book--the sheer amount of BS she had to deal with made me have to put it down a few times. I am grateful she was not alone throughout-I appreciated her husband's chapters and of course the cat. I will be recommending this one to women and men. The...

    Bloody shocking and yet somehow not surprising. Germano's story is one worth reading, even if you aren't enamoured with the Marines, or even American. ...

    Excellent book. Shows how gender bias is real and still enforced. At our military levels and everywhere. LtCol Germano did everything right to prove that women were just as worthy to be in the marines as men are. Increasing their physical and intellectual skills across the board, but t...

    Kate Germano was a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marines when she was assigned to Paris Island training unit. She found the Marines trained women and men separately and the men's training was much better than the women's. She decided to improve the women's performances and wa...

    Insightful, honest, and a must-read. ...

    1) This book is poorly-written and poorly-edited. It sounds like it was taken from a bunch of audio interviews and just transcribed with zero editing. This is roughshod work from authors who claim to be professionals. 2) LtCol Germano has valid arguments about gender discrimination i...

    Yes, the book was somewhat disorganized and repetitive. I'm giving it five stars anyway. It was hard to read for another reason, too. It was hard to face the cold hard truth that even now, over thirty years since my own U.S. Navy basic training, there is still a completely hostile a...

    I enjoyed the book, and the author gave a good rundown on her views that led to her relief of command. Germano led the female training battalion at Parris Island, she details the toxic culture she entered, from the brigade commander down to the individual drill instructors. While I sen...

    As a retired Marine Corps officer, I found myself torn between feeling outraged at the lack of leadership and duplicity shown by Lt Col Germano's superiors, and doubt that so many Marines, male and female, officer and enlisted, would all oppose her leadership style. She comes across as...

    The writing style and actual prose leaves a lot to be desired. However, the events, characters, and systems described fascinated me. I remember feeling so angry at some points based on reactions or actions described. I don?t agree with the idea of a military, but since we have on...

    This is a very interesting story, and, more power to this woman, Kate Germano who battled the USMC in trying to get the Fourth Battallion up to speed. Shame on her superior officers who wanted her to improve the female corps, but did nothing to empower her to do so, in fact, created mo...

  • Kimberly
    Jun 06, 2018

    First and Foremost from one woman to another THANK YOU for having the courage to write this book. Secondly, it's not often that gender bias is given a front row seat in the front lines of the Marine Corps and it takes a woman of remarkable intellect to do so in a way that brings to l...

    I finished this book in two days; I couldn?t put it down. As I read page after page I couldn?t believe the things she wrote were actually happening. What a disappointment that an esteemed branch of our country?s military worked so hard to limit the potential and the opportunities...

    Germano was treated unfairly by the institution to which she committed her life in service of our country. Had she stuck to the facts, it could have been a great book. I wonder what made her think that writing about her her trials as if the book were one long snarky blog post would...

    I expected this book to be a memoir, but instead got a powerful and exhaustive look into how the Marine Corps trains its men and women. Although it seems there was a lot of complaining, I took a lot of lessons out of this book, especially as a female serving in the armed forces. ...

    I truly felt Germano's anger throughout this book. No one should be fired for simply doing there job, especially as spectacularly as she has. Probably in the middle of the book, I almost thought I couldn't read anymore. The complaining was starting to drain on me. But I continued readi...

    Important book, great story and a damning critique of USMC culture re: gender integration and training. The book?s style, though, was not my favorite. It was repetitive at many points and the author?s choice to write in short episodic moments and directly addressing the reader in a...

    I was so frustrated as I read this book--the sheer amount of BS she had to deal with made me have to put it down a few times. I am grateful she was not alone throughout-I appreciated her husband's chapters and of course the cat. I will be recommending this one to women and men. The...

    Bloody shocking and yet somehow not surprising. Germano's story is one worth reading, even if you aren't enamoured with the Marines, or even American. ...

    Excellent book. Shows how gender bias is real and still enforced. At our military levels and everywhere. LtCol Germano did everything right to prove that women were just as worthy to be in the marines as men are. Increasing their physical and intellectual skills across the board, but t...

  • Ann
    Feb 16, 2018

    First and Foremost from one woman to another THANK YOU for having the courage to write this book. Secondly, it's not often that gender bias is given a front row seat in the front lines of the Marine Corps and it takes a woman of remarkable intellect to do so in a way that brings to l...

    I finished this book in two days; I couldn?t put it down. As I read page after page I couldn?t believe the things she wrote were actually happening. What a disappointment that an esteemed branch of our country?s military worked so hard to limit the potential and the opportunities...

    Germano was treated unfairly by the institution to which she committed her life in service of our country. Had she stuck to the facts, it could have been a great book. I wonder what made her think that writing about her her trials as if the book were one long snarky blog post would...

    I expected this book to be a memoir, but instead got a powerful and exhaustive look into how the Marine Corps trains its men and women. Although it seems there was a lot of complaining, I took a lot of lessons out of this book, especially as a female serving in the armed forces. ...

    I truly felt Germano's anger throughout this book. No one should be fired for simply doing there job, especially as spectacularly as she has. Probably in the middle of the book, I almost thought I couldn't read anymore. The complaining was starting to drain on me. But I continued readi...

    Important book, great story and a damning critique of USMC culture re: gender integration and training. The book?s style, though, was not my favorite. It was repetitive at many points and the author?s choice to write in short episodic moments and directly addressing the reader in a...

    I was so frustrated as I read this book--the sheer amount of BS she had to deal with made me have to put it down a few times. I am grateful she was not alone throughout-I appreciated her husband's chapters and of course the cat. I will be recommending this one to women and men. The...

    Bloody shocking and yet somehow not surprising. Germano's story is one worth reading, even if you aren't enamoured with the Marines, or even American. ...

    Excellent book. Shows how gender bias is real and still enforced. At our military levels and everywhere. LtCol Germano did everything right to prove that women were just as worthy to be in the marines as men are. Increasing their physical and intellectual skills across the board, but t...

    Kate Germano was a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marines when she was assigned to Paris Island training unit. She found the Marines trained women and men separately and the men's training was much better than the women's. She decided to improve the women's performances and wa...

  • Emylie
    Jun 17, 2018

    First and Foremost from one woman to another THANK YOU for having the courage to write this book. Secondly, it's not often that gender bias is given a front row seat in the front lines of the Marine Corps and it takes a woman of remarkable intellect to do so in a way that brings to l...

    I finished this book in two days; I couldn?t put it down. As I read page after page I couldn?t believe the things she wrote were actually happening. What a disappointment that an esteemed branch of our country?s military worked so hard to limit the potential and the opportunities...

    Germano was treated unfairly by the institution to which she committed her life in service of our country. Had she stuck to the facts, it could have been a great book. I wonder what made her think that writing about her her trials as if the book were one long snarky blog post would...

    I expected this book to be a memoir, but instead got a powerful and exhaustive look into how the Marine Corps trains its men and women. Although it seems there was a lot of complaining, I took a lot of lessons out of this book, especially as a female serving in the armed forces. ...

    I truly felt Germano's anger throughout this book. No one should be fired for simply doing there job, especially as spectacularly as she has. Probably in the middle of the book, I almost thought I couldn't read anymore. The complaining was starting to drain on me. But I continued readi...

    Important book, great story and a damning critique of USMC culture re: gender integration and training. The book?s style, though, was not my favorite. It was repetitive at many points and the author?s choice to write in short episodic moments and directly addressing the reader in a...

    I was so frustrated as I read this book--the sheer amount of BS she had to deal with made me have to put it down a few times. I am grateful she was not alone throughout-I appreciated her husband's chapters and of course the cat. I will be recommending this one to women and men. The...

  • Sriya
    Sep 21, 2018

    First and Foremost from one woman to another THANK YOU for having the courage to write this book. Secondly, it's not often that gender bias is given a front row seat in the front lines of the Marine Corps and it takes a woman of remarkable intellect to do so in a way that brings to l...

    I finished this book in two days; I couldn?t put it down. As I read page after page I couldn?t believe the things she wrote were actually happening. What a disappointment that an esteemed branch of our country?s military worked so hard to limit the potential and the opportunities...

    Germano was treated unfairly by the institution to which she committed her life in service of our country. Had she stuck to the facts, it could have been a great book. I wonder what made her think that writing about her her trials as if the book were one long snarky blog post would...

    I expected this book to be a memoir, but instead got a powerful and exhaustive look into how the Marine Corps trains its men and women. Although it seems there was a lot of complaining, I took a lot of lessons out of this book, especially as a female serving in the armed forces. ...

    I truly felt Germano's anger throughout this book. No one should be fired for simply doing there job, especially as spectacularly as she has. Probably in the middle of the book, I almost thought I couldn't read anymore. The complaining was starting to drain on me. But I continued readi...

    Important book, great story and a damning critique of USMC culture re: gender integration and training. The book?s style, though, was not my favorite. It was repetitive at many points and the author?s choice to write in short episodic moments and directly addressing the reader in a...

    I was so frustrated as I read this book--the sheer amount of BS she had to deal with made me have to put it down a few times. I am grateful she was not alone throughout-I appreciated her husband's chapters and of course the cat. I will be recommending this one to women and men. The...

    Bloody shocking and yet somehow not surprising. Germano's story is one worth reading, even if you aren't enamoured with the Marines, or even American. ...

    Excellent book. Shows how gender bias is real and still enforced. At our military levels and everywhere. LtCol Germano did everything right to prove that women were just as worthy to be in the marines as men are. Increasing their physical and intellectual skills across the board, but t...

    Kate Germano was a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marines when she was assigned to Paris Island training unit. She found the Marines trained women and men separately and the men's training was much better than the women's. She decided to improve the women's performances and wa...

    Insightful, honest, and a must-read. ...

    1) This book is poorly-written and poorly-edited. It sounds like it was taken from a bunch of audio interviews and just transcribed with zero editing. This is roughshod work from authors who claim to be professionals. 2) LtCol Germano has valid arguments about gender discrimination i...

    Yes, the book was somewhat disorganized and repetitive. I'm giving it five stars anyway. It was hard to read for another reason, too. It was hard to face the cold hard truth that even now, over thirty years since my own U.S. Navy basic training, there is still a completely hostile a...

    I enjoyed the book, and the author gave a good rundown on her views that led to her relief of command. Germano led the female training battalion at Parris Island, she details the toxic culture she entered, from the brigade commander down to the individual drill instructors. While I sen...

    As a retired Marine Corps officer, I found myself torn between feeling outraged at the lack of leadership and duplicity shown by Lt Col Germano's superiors, and doubt that so many Marines, male and female, officer and enlisted, would all oppose her leadership style. She comes across as...

    The writing style and actual prose leaves a lot to be desired. However, the events, characters, and systems described fascinated me. I remember feeling so angry at some points based on reactions or actions described. I don?t agree with the idea of a military, but since we have on...

  • Rick
    Aug 30, 2018

    First and Foremost from one woman to another THANK YOU for having the courage to write this book. Secondly, it's not often that gender bias is given a front row seat in the front lines of the Marine Corps and it takes a woman of remarkable intellect to do so in a way that brings to l...

    I finished this book in two days; I couldn?t put it down. As I read page after page I couldn?t believe the things she wrote were actually happening. What a disappointment that an esteemed branch of our country?s military worked so hard to limit the potential and the opportunities...

    Germano was treated unfairly by the institution to which she committed her life in service of our country. Had she stuck to the facts, it could have been a great book. I wonder what made her think that writing about her her trials as if the book were one long snarky blog post would...

    I expected this book to be a memoir, but instead got a powerful and exhaustive look into how the Marine Corps trains its men and women. Although it seems there was a lot of complaining, I took a lot of lessons out of this book, especially as a female serving in the armed forces. ...

    I truly felt Germano's anger throughout this book. No one should be fired for simply doing there job, especially as spectacularly as she has. Probably in the middle of the book, I almost thought I couldn't read anymore. The complaining was starting to drain on me. But I continued readi...

    Important book, great story and a damning critique of USMC culture re: gender integration and training. The book?s style, though, was not my favorite. It was repetitive at many points and the author?s choice to write in short episodic moments and directly addressing the reader in a...

    I was so frustrated as I read this book--the sheer amount of BS she had to deal with made me have to put it down a few times. I am grateful she was not alone throughout-I appreciated her husband's chapters and of course the cat. I will be recommending this one to women and men. The...

    Bloody shocking and yet somehow not surprising. Germano's story is one worth reading, even if you aren't enamoured with the Marines, or even American. ...

    Excellent book. Shows how gender bias is real and still enforced. At our military levels and everywhere. LtCol Germano did everything right to prove that women were just as worthy to be in the marines as men are. Increasing their physical and intellectual skills across the board, but t...

    Kate Germano was a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marines when she was assigned to Paris Island training unit. She found the Marines trained women and men separately and the men's training was much better than the women's. She decided to improve the women's performances and wa...

    Insightful, honest, and a must-read. ...

    1) This book is poorly-written and poorly-edited. It sounds like it was taken from a bunch of audio interviews and just transcribed with zero editing. This is roughshod work from authors who claim to be professionals. 2) LtCol Germano has valid arguments about gender discrimination i...

    Yes, the book was somewhat disorganized and repetitive. I'm giving it five stars anyway. It was hard to read for another reason, too. It was hard to face the cold hard truth that even now, over thirty years since my own U.S. Navy basic training, there is still a completely hostile a...

    I enjoyed the book, and the author gave a good rundown on her views that led to her relief of command. Germano led the female training battalion at Parris Island, she details the toxic culture she entered, from the brigade commander down to the individual drill instructors. While I sen...

    As a retired Marine Corps officer, I found myself torn between feeling outraged at the lack of leadership and duplicity shown by Lt Col Germano's superiors, and doubt that so many Marines, male and female, officer and enlisted, would all oppose her leadership style. She comes across as...

  • Nicole
    Jun 09, 2018

    First and Foremost from one woman to another THANK YOU for having the courage to write this book. Secondly, it's not often that gender bias is given a front row seat in the front lines of the Marine Corps and it takes a woman of remarkable intellect to do so in a way that brings to l...

    I finished this book in two days; I couldn?t put it down. As I read page after page I couldn?t believe the things she wrote were actually happening. What a disappointment that an esteemed branch of our country?s military worked so hard to limit the potential and the opportunities...

    Germano was treated unfairly by the institution to which she committed her life in service of our country. Had she stuck to the facts, it could have been a great book. I wonder what made her think that writing about her her trials as if the book were one long snarky blog post would...

    I expected this book to be a memoir, but instead got a powerful and exhaustive look into how the Marine Corps trains its men and women. Although it seems there was a lot of complaining, I took a lot of lessons out of this book, especially as a female serving in the armed forces. ...

    I truly felt Germano's anger throughout this book. No one should be fired for simply doing there job, especially as spectacularly as she has. Probably in the middle of the book, I almost thought I couldn't read anymore. The complaining was starting to drain on me. But I continued readi...

    Important book, great story and a damning critique of USMC culture re: gender integration and training. The book?s style, though, was not my favorite. It was repetitive at many points and the author?s choice to write in short episodic moments and directly addressing the reader in a...

    I was so frustrated as I read this book--the sheer amount of BS she had to deal with made me have to put it down a few times. I am grateful she was not alone throughout-I appreciated her husband's chapters and of course the cat. I will be recommending this one to women and men. The...

    Bloody shocking and yet somehow not surprising. Germano's story is one worth reading, even if you aren't enamoured with the Marines, or even American. ...

    Excellent book. Shows how gender bias is real and still enforced. At our military levels and everywhere. LtCol Germano did everything right to prove that women were just as worthy to be in the marines as men are. Increasing their physical and intellectual skills across the board, but t...

    Kate Germano was a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marines when she was assigned to Paris Island training unit. She found the Marines trained women and men separately and the men's training was much better than the women's. She decided to improve the women's performances and wa...

    Insightful, honest, and a must-read. ...

    1) This book is poorly-written and poorly-edited. It sounds like it was taken from a bunch of audio interviews and just transcribed with zero editing. This is roughshod work from authors who claim to be professionals. 2) LtCol Germano has valid arguments about gender discrimination i...

    Yes, the book was somewhat disorganized and repetitive. I'm giving it five stars anyway. It was hard to read for another reason, too. It was hard to face the cold hard truth that even now, over thirty years since my own U.S. Navy basic training, there is still a completely hostile a...

    I enjoyed the book, and the author gave a good rundown on her views that led to her relief of command. Germano led the female training battalion at Parris Island, she details the toxic culture she entered, from the brigade commander down to the individual drill instructors. While I sen...

    As a retired Marine Corps officer, I found myself torn between feeling outraged at the lack of leadership and duplicity shown by Lt Col Germano's superiors, and doubt that so many Marines, male and female, officer and enlisted, would all oppose her leadership style. She comes across as...

    The writing style and actual prose leaves a lot to be desired. However, the events, characters, and systems described fascinated me. I remember feeling so angry at some points based on reactions or actions described. I don?t agree with the idea of a military, but since we have on...

    This is a very interesting story, and, more power to this woman, Kate Germano who battled the USMC in trying to get the Fourth Battallion up to speed. Shame on her superior officers who wanted her to improve the female corps, but did nothing to empower her to do so, in fact, created mo...

    I felt that I had a better understanding of the events that made the news regarding LtCol Germano - from her perspective. At the same time, the organization and flow of the book made me want to give up reading it on a few occasions. I wish Goodreads had 1/2 ratings - If that was the c...

    Loved the argument and couldn't agree more with Germano. However, the writing was super repetitive and I feel as if sometimes chapters were repeated. I wish it was just a bit more concise, but I think it is an important book for people to read. ...

    Great information but I wasn't a fan of the writing style and it was a bit too repetitive at times ...

    This book had a lot of great points but when it repeated them in depth multiple times over it started getting pretty old. ...

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  • Daniel
    Sep 04, 2018

    First and Foremost from one woman to another THANK YOU for having the courage to write this book. Secondly, it's not often that gender bias is given a front row seat in the front lines of the Marine Corps and it takes a woman of remarkable intellect to do so in a way that brings to l...

    I finished this book in two days; I couldn?t put it down. As I read page after page I couldn?t believe the things she wrote were actually happening. What a disappointment that an esteemed branch of our country?s military worked so hard to limit the potential and the opportunities...

    Germano was treated unfairly by the institution to which she committed her life in service of our country. Had she stuck to the facts, it could have been a great book. I wonder what made her think that writing about her her trials as if the book were one long snarky blog post would...

    I expected this book to be a memoir, but instead got a powerful and exhaustive look into how the Marine Corps trains its men and women. Although it seems there was a lot of complaining, I took a lot of lessons out of this book, especially as a female serving in the armed forces. ...

    I truly felt Germano's anger throughout this book. No one should be fired for simply doing there job, especially as spectacularly as she has. Probably in the middle of the book, I almost thought I couldn't read anymore. The complaining was starting to drain on me. But I continued readi...

    Important book, great story and a damning critique of USMC culture re: gender integration and training. The book?s style, though, was not my favorite. It was repetitive at many points and the author?s choice to write in short episodic moments and directly addressing the reader in a...

    I was so frustrated as I read this book--the sheer amount of BS she had to deal with made me have to put it down a few times. I am grateful she was not alone throughout-I appreciated her husband's chapters and of course the cat. I will be recommending this one to women and men. The...

    Bloody shocking and yet somehow not surprising. Germano's story is one worth reading, even if you aren't enamoured with the Marines, or even American. ...

    Excellent book. Shows how gender bias is real and still enforced. At our military levels and everywhere. LtCol Germano did everything right to prove that women were just as worthy to be in the marines as men are. Increasing their physical and intellectual skills across the board, but t...

    Kate Germano was a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marines when she was assigned to Paris Island training unit. She found the Marines trained women and men separately and the men's training was much better than the women's. She decided to improve the women's performances and wa...

    Insightful, honest, and a must-read. ...

    1) This book is poorly-written and poorly-edited. It sounds like it was taken from a bunch of audio interviews and just transcribed with zero editing. This is roughshod work from authors who claim to be professionals. 2) LtCol Germano has valid arguments about gender discrimination i...

    Yes, the book was somewhat disorganized and repetitive. I'm giving it five stars anyway. It was hard to read for another reason, too. It was hard to face the cold hard truth that even now, over thirty years since my own U.S. Navy basic training, there is still a completely hostile a...

    I enjoyed the book, and the author gave a good rundown on her views that led to her relief of command. Germano led the female training battalion at Parris Island, she details the toxic culture she entered, from the brigade commander down to the individual drill instructors. While I sen...

  • Amanda
    Jul 30, 2018

    First and Foremost from one woman to another THANK YOU for having the courage to write this book. Secondly, it's not often that gender bias is given a front row seat in the front lines of the Marine Corps and it takes a woman of remarkable intellect to do so in a way that brings to l...

    I finished this book in two days; I couldn?t put it down. As I read page after page I couldn?t believe the things she wrote were actually happening. What a disappointment that an esteemed branch of our country?s military worked so hard to limit the potential and the opportunities...

    Germano was treated unfairly by the institution to which she committed her life in service of our country. Had she stuck to the facts, it could have been a great book. I wonder what made her think that writing about her her trials as if the book were one long snarky blog post would...

    I expected this book to be a memoir, but instead got a powerful and exhaustive look into how the Marine Corps trains its men and women. Although it seems there was a lot of complaining, I took a lot of lessons out of this book, especially as a female serving in the armed forces. ...

    I truly felt Germano's anger throughout this book. No one should be fired for simply doing there job, especially as spectacularly as she has. Probably in the middle of the book, I almost thought I couldn't read anymore. The complaining was starting to drain on me. But I continued readi...

    Important book, great story and a damning critique of USMC culture re: gender integration and training. The book?s style, though, was not my favorite. It was repetitive at many points and the author?s choice to write in short episodic moments and directly addressing the reader in a...

    I was so frustrated as I read this book--the sheer amount of BS she had to deal with made me have to put it down a few times. I am grateful she was not alone throughout-I appreciated her husband's chapters and of course the cat. I will be recommending this one to women and men. The...

    Bloody shocking and yet somehow not surprising. Germano's story is one worth reading, even if you aren't enamoured with the Marines, or even American. ...

    Excellent book. Shows how gender bias is real and still enforced. At our military levels and everywhere. LtCol Germano did everything right to prove that women were just as worthy to be in the marines as men are. Increasing their physical and intellectual skills across the board, but t...

    Kate Germano was a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marines when she was assigned to Paris Island training unit. She found the Marines trained women and men separately and the men's training was much better than the women's. She decided to improve the women's performances and wa...

    Insightful, honest, and a must-read. ...

    1) This book is poorly-written and poorly-edited. It sounds like it was taken from a bunch of audio interviews and just transcribed with zero editing. This is roughshod work from authors who claim to be professionals. 2) LtCol Germano has valid arguments about gender discrimination i...

    Yes, the book was somewhat disorganized and repetitive. I'm giving it five stars anyway. It was hard to read for another reason, too. It was hard to face the cold hard truth that even now, over thirty years since my own U.S. Navy basic training, there is still a completely hostile a...

    I enjoyed the book, and the author gave a good rundown on her views that led to her relief of command. Germano led the female training battalion at Parris Island, she details the toxic culture she entered, from the brigade commander down to the individual drill instructors. While I sen...

    As a retired Marine Corps officer, I found myself torn between feeling outraged at the lack of leadership and duplicity shown by Lt Col Germano's superiors, and doubt that so many Marines, male and female, officer and enlisted, would all oppose her leadership style. She comes across as...

    The writing style and actual prose leaves a lot to be desired. However, the events, characters, and systems described fascinated me. I remember feeling so angry at some points based on reactions or actions described. I don?t agree with the idea of a military, but since we have on...

    This is a very interesting story, and, more power to this woman, Kate Germano who battled the USMC in trying to get the Fourth Battallion up to speed. Shame on her superior officers who wanted her to improve the female corps, but did nothing to empower her to do so, in fact, created mo...

    I felt that I had a better understanding of the events that made the news regarding LtCol Germano - from her perspective. At the same time, the organization and flow of the book made me want to give up reading it on a few occasions. I wish Goodreads had 1/2 ratings - If that was the c...

    Loved the argument and couldn't agree more with Germano. However, the writing was super repetitive and I feel as if sometimes chapters were repeated. I wish it was just a bit more concise, but I think it is an important book for people to read. ...

    Great information but I wasn't a fan of the writing style and it was a bit too repetitive at times ...

  • C. S.
    Jul 08, 2018

    First and Foremost from one woman to another THANK YOU for having the courage to write this book. Secondly, it's not often that gender bias is given a front row seat in the front lines of the Marine Corps and it takes a woman of remarkable intellect to do so in a way that brings to l...

    I finished this book in two days; I couldn?t put it down. As I read page after page I couldn?t believe the things she wrote were actually happening. What a disappointment that an esteemed branch of our country?s military worked so hard to limit the potential and the opportunities...

    Germano was treated unfairly by the institution to which she committed her life in service of our country. Had she stuck to the facts, it could have been a great book. I wonder what made her think that writing about her her trials as if the book were one long snarky blog post would...

    I expected this book to be a memoir, but instead got a powerful and exhaustive look into how the Marine Corps trains its men and women. Although it seems there was a lot of complaining, I took a lot of lessons out of this book, especially as a female serving in the armed forces. ...

    I truly felt Germano's anger throughout this book. No one should be fired for simply doing there job, especially as spectacularly as she has. Probably in the middle of the book, I almost thought I couldn't read anymore. The complaining was starting to drain on me. But I continued readi...

    Important book, great story and a damning critique of USMC culture re: gender integration and training. The book?s style, though, was not my favorite. It was repetitive at many points and the author?s choice to write in short episodic moments and directly addressing the reader in a...

    I was so frustrated as I read this book--the sheer amount of BS she had to deal with made me have to put it down a few times. I am grateful she was not alone throughout-I appreciated her husband's chapters and of course the cat. I will be recommending this one to women and men. The...

    Bloody shocking and yet somehow not surprising. Germano's story is one worth reading, even if you aren't enamoured with the Marines, or even American. ...

    Excellent book. Shows how gender bias is real and still enforced. At our military levels and everywhere. LtCol Germano did everything right to prove that women were just as worthy to be in the marines as men are. Increasing their physical and intellectual skills across the board, but t...

    Kate Germano was a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marines when she was assigned to Paris Island training unit. She found the Marines trained women and men separately and the men's training was much better than the women's. She decided to improve the women's performances and wa...

    Insightful, honest, and a must-read. ...

    1) This book is poorly-written and poorly-edited. It sounds like it was taken from a bunch of audio interviews and just transcribed with zero editing. This is roughshod work from authors who claim to be professionals. 2) LtCol Germano has valid arguments about gender discrimination i...

    Yes, the book was somewhat disorganized and repetitive. I'm giving it five stars anyway. It was hard to read for another reason, too. It was hard to face the cold hard truth that even now, over thirty years since my own U.S. Navy basic training, there is still a completely hostile a...

  • notabattlechick
    Jun 24, 2018

    First and Foremost from one woman to another THANK YOU for having the courage to write this book. Secondly, it's not often that gender bias is given a front row seat in the front lines of the Marine Corps and it takes a woman of remarkable intellect to do so in a way that brings to l...

    I finished this book in two days; I couldn?t put it down. As I read page after page I couldn?t believe the things she wrote were actually happening. What a disappointment that an esteemed branch of our country?s military worked so hard to limit the potential and the opportunities...

    Germano was treated unfairly by the institution to which she committed her life in service of our country. Had she stuck to the facts, it could have been a great book. I wonder what made her think that writing about her her trials as if the book were one long snarky blog post would...

    I expected this book to be a memoir, but instead got a powerful and exhaustive look into how the Marine Corps trains its men and women. Although it seems there was a lot of complaining, I took a lot of lessons out of this book, especially as a female serving in the armed forces. ...

    I truly felt Germano's anger throughout this book. No one should be fired for simply doing there job, especially as spectacularly as she has. Probably in the middle of the book, I almost thought I couldn't read anymore. The complaining was starting to drain on me. But I continued readi...

    Important book, great story and a damning critique of USMC culture re: gender integration and training. The book?s style, though, was not my favorite. It was repetitive at many points and the author?s choice to write in short episodic moments and directly addressing the reader in a...

  • Lili
    Jun 18, 2018

    First and Foremost from one woman to another THANK YOU for having the courage to write this book. Secondly, it's not often that gender bias is given a front row seat in the front lines of the Marine Corps and it takes a woman of remarkable intellect to do so in a way that brings to l...

    I finished this book in two days; I couldn?t put it down. As I read page after page I couldn?t believe the things she wrote were actually happening. What a disappointment that an esteemed branch of our country?s military worked so hard to limit the potential and the opportunities...

    Germano was treated unfairly by the institution to which she committed her life in service of our country. Had she stuck to the facts, it could have been a great book. I wonder what made her think that writing about her her trials as if the book were one long snarky blog post would...

    I expected this book to be a memoir, but instead got a powerful and exhaustive look into how the Marine Corps trains its men and women. Although it seems there was a lot of complaining, I took a lot of lessons out of this book, especially as a female serving in the armed forces. ...

    I truly felt Germano's anger throughout this book. No one should be fired for simply doing there job, especially as spectacularly as she has. Probably in the middle of the book, I almost thought I couldn't read anymore. The complaining was starting to drain on me. But I continued readi...

    Important book, great story and a damning critique of USMC culture re: gender integration and training. The book?s style, though, was not my favorite. It was repetitive at many points and the author?s choice to write in short episodic moments and directly addressing the reader in a...

    I was so frustrated as I read this book--the sheer amount of BS she had to deal with made me have to put it down a few times. I am grateful she was not alone throughout-I appreciated her husband's chapters and of course the cat. I will be recommending this one to women and men. The...

    Bloody shocking and yet somehow not surprising. Germano's story is one worth reading, even if you aren't enamoured with the Marines, or even American. ...

  • Roxanne
    Aug 04, 2018

    First and Foremost from one woman to another THANK YOU for having the courage to write this book. Secondly, it's not often that gender bias is given a front row seat in the front lines of the Marine Corps and it takes a woman of remarkable intellect to do so in a way that brings to l...

    I finished this book in two days; I couldn?t put it down. As I read page after page I couldn?t believe the things she wrote were actually happening. What a disappointment that an esteemed branch of our country?s military worked so hard to limit the potential and the opportunities...

    Germano was treated unfairly by the institution to which she committed her life in service of our country. Had she stuck to the facts, it could have been a great book. I wonder what made her think that writing about her her trials as if the book were one long snarky blog post would...

    I expected this book to be a memoir, but instead got a powerful and exhaustive look into how the Marine Corps trains its men and women. Although it seems there was a lot of complaining, I took a lot of lessons out of this book, especially as a female serving in the armed forces. ...

    I truly felt Germano's anger throughout this book. No one should be fired for simply doing there job, especially as spectacularly as she has. Probably in the middle of the book, I almost thought I couldn't read anymore. The complaining was starting to drain on me. But I continued readi...

    Important book, great story and a damning critique of USMC culture re: gender integration and training. The book?s style, though, was not my favorite. It was repetitive at many points and the author?s choice to write in short episodic moments and directly addressing the reader in a...

    I was so frustrated as I read this book--the sheer amount of BS she had to deal with made me have to put it down a few times. I am grateful she was not alone throughout-I appreciated her husband's chapters and of course the cat. I will be recommending this one to women and men. The...

    Bloody shocking and yet somehow not surprising. Germano's story is one worth reading, even if you aren't enamoured with the Marines, or even American. ...

    Excellent book. Shows how gender bias is real and still enforced. At our military levels and everywhere. LtCol Germano did everything right to prove that women were just as worthy to be in the marines as men are. Increasing their physical and intellectual skills across the board, but t...

    Kate Germano was a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marines when she was assigned to Paris Island training unit. She found the Marines trained women and men separately and the men's training was much better than the women's. She decided to improve the women's performances and wa...

    Insightful, honest, and a must-read. ...

    1) This book is poorly-written and poorly-edited. It sounds like it was taken from a bunch of audio interviews and just transcribed with zero editing. This is roughshod work from authors who claim to be professionals. 2) LtCol Germano has valid arguments about gender discrimination i...

    Yes, the book was somewhat disorganized and repetitive. I'm giving it five stars anyway. It was hard to read for another reason, too. It was hard to face the cold hard truth that even now, over thirty years since my own U.S. Navy basic training, there is still a completely hostile a...

    I enjoyed the book, and the author gave a good rundown on her views that led to her relief of command. Germano led the female training battalion at Parris Island, she details the toxic culture she entered, from the brigade commander down to the individual drill instructors. While I sen...

    As a retired Marine Corps officer, I found myself torn between feeling outraged at the lack of leadership and duplicity shown by Lt Col Germano's superiors, and doubt that so many Marines, male and female, officer and enlisted, would all oppose her leadership style. She comes across as...

    The writing style and actual prose leaves a lot to be desired. However, the events, characters, and systems described fascinated me. I remember feeling so angry at some points based on reactions or actions described. I don?t agree with the idea of a military, but since we have on...

    This is a very interesting story, and, more power to this woman, Kate Germano who battled the USMC in trying to get the Fourth Battallion up to speed. Shame on her superior officers who wanted her to improve the female corps, but did nothing to empower her to do so, in fact, created mo...

    I felt that I had a better understanding of the events that made the news regarding LtCol Germano - from her perspective. At the same time, the organization and flow of the book made me want to give up reading it on a few occasions. I wish Goodreads had 1/2 ratings - If that was the c...

    Loved the argument and couldn't agree more with Germano. However, the writing was super repetitive and I feel as if sometimes chapters were repeated. I wish it was just a bit more concise, but I think it is an important book for people to read. ...

    Great information but I wasn't a fan of the writing style and it was a bit too repetitive at times ...

    This book had a lot of great points but when it repeated them in depth multiple times over it started getting pretty old. ...

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  • Jack Pando
    Jul 25, 2018

    First and Foremost from one woman to another THANK YOU for having the courage to write this book. Secondly, it's not often that gender bias is given a front row seat in the front lines of the Marine Corps and it takes a woman of remarkable intellect to do so in a way that brings to l...

    I finished this book in two days; I couldn?t put it down. As I read page after page I couldn?t believe the things she wrote were actually happening. What a disappointment that an esteemed branch of our country?s military worked so hard to limit the potential and the opportunities...

    Germano was treated unfairly by the institution to which she committed her life in service of our country. Had she stuck to the facts, it could have been a great book. I wonder what made her think that writing about her her trials as if the book were one long snarky blog post would...

    I expected this book to be a memoir, but instead got a powerful and exhaustive look into how the Marine Corps trains its men and women. Although it seems there was a lot of complaining, I took a lot of lessons out of this book, especially as a female serving in the armed forces. ...

    I truly felt Germano's anger throughout this book. No one should be fired for simply doing there job, especially as spectacularly as she has. Probably in the middle of the book, I almost thought I couldn't read anymore. The complaining was starting to drain on me. But I continued readi...

    Important book, great story and a damning critique of USMC culture re: gender integration and training. The book?s style, though, was not my favorite. It was repetitive at many points and the author?s choice to write in short episodic moments and directly addressing the reader in a...

    I was so frustrated as I read this book--the sheer amount of BS she had to deal with made me have to put it down a few times. I am grateful she was not alone throughout-I appreciated her husband's chapters and of course the cat. I will be recommending this one to women and men. The...

    Bloody shocking and yet somehow not surprising. Germano's story is one worth reading, even if you aren't enamoured with the Marines, or even American. ...

    Excellent book. Shows how gender bias is real and still enforced. At our military levels and everywhere. LtCol Germano did everything right to prove that women were just as worthy to be in the marines as men are. Increasing their physical and intellectual skills across the board, but t...

    Kate Germano was a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marines when she was assigned to Paris Island training unit. She found the Marines trained women and men separately and the men's training was much better than the women's. She decided to improve the women's performances and wa...

    Insightful, honest, and a must-read. ...

    1) This book is poorly-written and poorly-edited. It sounds like it was taken from a bunch of audio interviews and just transcribed with zero editing. This is roughshod work from authors who claim to be professionals. 2) LtCol Germano has valid arguments about gender discrimination i...

    Yes, the book was somewhat disorganized and repetitive. I'm giving it five stars anyway. It was hard to read for another reason, too. It was hard to face the cold hard truth that even now, over thirty years since my own U.S. Navy basic training, there is still a completely hostile a...

    I enjoyed the book, and the author gave a good rundown on her views that led to her relief of command. Germano led the female training battalion at Parris Island, she details the toxic culture she entered, from the brigade commander down to the individual drill instructors. While I sen...

    As a retired Marine Corps officer, I found myself torn between feeling outraged at the lack of leadership and duplicity shown by Lt Col Germano's superiors, and doubt that so many Marines, male and female, officer and enlisted, would all oppose her leadership style. She comes across as...

    The writing style and actual prose leaves a lot to be desired. However, the events, characters, and systems described fascinated me. I remember feeling so angry at some points based on reactions or actions described. I don?t agree with the idea of a military, but since we have on...

    This is a very interesting story, and, more power to this woman, Kate Germano who battled the USMC in trying to get the Fourth Battallion up to speed. Shame on her superior officers who wanted her to improve the female corps, but did nothing to empower her to do so, in fact, created mo...

    I felt that I had a better understanding of the events that made the news regarding LtCol Germano - from her perspective. At the same time, the organization and flow of the book made me want to give up reading it on a few occasions. I wish Goodreads had 1/2 ratings - If that was the c...

    Loved the argument and couldn't agree more with Germano. However, the writing was super repetitive and I feel as if sometimes chapters were repeated. I wish it was just a bit more concise, but I think it is an important book for people to read. ...

  • Ruth Harmala
    Jun 11, 2018

    First and Foremost from one woman to another THANK YOU for having the courage to write this book. Secondly, it's not often that gender bias is given a front row seat in the front lines of the Marine Corps and it takes a woman of remarkable intellect to do so in a way that brings to l...

    I finished this book in two days; I couldn?t put it down. As I read page after page I couldn?t believe the things she wrote were actually happening. What a disappointment that an esteemed branch of our country?s military worked so hard to limit the potential and the opportunities...

  • Donna McCaul Thibodeau
    Apr 16, 2018

    First and Foremost from one woman to another THANK YOU for having the courage to write this book. Secondly, it's not often that gender bias is given a front row seat in the front lines of the Marine Corps and it takes a woman of remarkable intellect to do so in a way that brings to l...

    I finished this book in two days; I couldn?t put it down. As I read page after page I couldn?t believe the things she wrote were actually happening. What a disappointment that an esteemed branch of our country?s military worked so hard to limit the potential and the opportunities...

    Germano was treated unfairly by the institution to which she committed her life in service of our country. Had she stuck to the facts, it could have been a great book. I wonder what made her think that writing about her her trials as if the book were one long snarky blog post would...

    I expected this book to be a memoir, but instead got a powerful and exhaustive look into how the Marine Corps trains its men and women. Although it seems there was a lot of complaining, I took a lot of lessons out of this book, especially as a female serving in the armed forces. ...

    I truly felt Germano's anger throughout this book. No one should be fired for simply doing there job, especially as spectacularly as she has. Probably in the middle of the book, I almost thought I couldn't read anymore. The complaining was starting to drain on me. But I continued readi...

    Important book, great story and a damning critique of USMC culture re: gender integration and training. The book?s style, though, was not my favorite. It was repetitive at many points and the author?s choice to write in short episodic moments and directly addressing the reader in a...

    I was so frustrated as I read this book--the sheer amount of BS she had to deal with made me have to put it down a few times. I am grateful she was not alone throughout-I appreciated her husband's chapters and of course the cat. I will be recommending this one to women and men. The...

    Bloody shocking and yet somehow not surprising. Germano's story is one worth reading, even if you aren't enamoured with the Marines, or even American. ...

    Excellent book. Shows how gender bias is real and still enforced. At our military levels and everywhere. LtCol Germano did everything right to prove that women were just as worthy to be in the marines as men are. Increasing their physical and intellectual skills across the board, but t...

    Kate Germano was a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marines when she was assigned to Paris Island training unit. She found the Marines trained women and men separately and the men's training was much better than the women's. She decided to improve the women's performances and wa...

    Insightful, honest, and a must-read. ...

    1) This book is poorly-written and poorly-edited. It sounds like it was taken from a bunch of audio interviews and just transcribed with zero editing. This is roughshod work from authors who claim to be professionals. 2) LtCol Germano has valid arguments about gender discrimination i...

    Yes, the book was somewhat disorganized and repetitive. I'm giving it five stars anyway. It was hard to read for another reason, too. It was hard to face the cold hard truth that even now, over thirty years since my own U.S. Navy basic training, there is still a completely hostile a...

    I enjoyed the book, and the author gave a good rundown on her views that led to her relief of command. Germano led the female training battalion at Parris Island, she details the toxic culture she entered, from the brigade commander down to the individual drill instructors. While I sen...

    As a retired Marine Corps officer, I found myself torn between feeling outraged at the lack of leadership and duplicity shown by Lt Col Germano's superiors, and doubt that so many Marines, male and female, officer and enlisted, would all oppose her leadership style. She comes across as...

    The writing style and actual prose leaves a lot to be desired. However, the events, characters, and systems described fascinated me. I remember feeling so angry at some points based on reactions or actions described. I don?t agree with the idea of a military, but since we have on...

    This is a very interesting story, and, more power to this woman, Kate Germano who battled the USMC in trying to get the Fourth Battallion up to speed. Shame on her superior officers who wanted her to improve the female corps, but did nothing to empower her to do so, in fact, created mo...

    I felt that I had a better understanding of the events that made the news regarding LtCol Germano - from her perspective. At the same time, the organization and flow of the book made me want to give up reading it on a few occasions. I wish Goodreads had 1/2 ratings - If that was the c...

    Loved the argument and couldn't agree more with Germano. However, the writing was super repetitive and I feel as if sometimes chapters were repeated. I wish it was just a bit more concise, but I think it is an important book for people to read. ...

    Great information but I wasn't a fan of the writing style and it was a bit too repetitive at times ...

    This book had a lot of great points but when it repeated them in depth multiple times over it started getting pretty old. ...

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  • Devon
    May 13, 2018

    First and Foremost from one woman to another THANK YOU for having the courage to write this book. Secondly, it's not often that gender bias is given a front row seat in the front lines of the Marine Corps and it takes a woman of remarkable intellect to do so in a way that brings to l...

    I finished this book in two days; I couldn?t put it down. As I read page after page I couldn?t believe the things she wrote were actually happening. What a disappointment that an esteemed branch of our country?s military worked so hard to limit the potential and the opportunities...

    Germano was treated unfairly by the institution to which she committed her life in service of our country. Had she stuck to the facts, it could have been a great book. I wonder what made her think that writing about her her trials as if the book were one long snarky blog post would...

    I expected this book to be a memoir, but instead got a powerful and exhaustive look into how the Marine Corps trains its men and women. Although it seems there was a lot of complaining, I took a lot of lessons out of this book, especially as a female serving in the armed forces. ...

    I truly felt Germano's anger throughout this book. No one should be fired for simply doing there job, especially as spectacularly as she has. Probably in the middle of the book, I almost thought I couldn't read anymore. The complaining was starting to drain on me. But I continued readi...

    Important book, great story and a damning critique of USMC culture re: gender integration and training. The book?s style, though, was not my favorite. It was repetitive at many points and the author?s choice to write in short episodic moments and directly addressing the reader in a...

    I was so frustrated as I read this book--the sheer amount of BS she had to deal with made me have to put it down a few times. I am grateful she was not alone throughout-I appreciated her husband's chapters and of course the cat. I will be recommending this one to women and men. The...

    Bloody shocking and yet somehow not surprising. Germano's story is one worth reading, even if you aren't enamoured with the Marines, or even American. ...

    Excellent book. Shows how gender bias is real and still enforced. At our military levels and everywhere. LtCol Germano did everything right to prove that women were just as worthy to be in the marines as men are. Increasing their physical and intellectual skills across the board, but t...

    Kate Germano was a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marines when she was assigned to Paris Island training unit. She found the Marines trained women and men separately and the men's training was much better than the women's. She decided to improve the women's performances and wa...

    Insightful, honest, and a must-read. ...

    1) This book is poorly-written and poorly-edited. It sounds like it was taken from a bunch of audio interviews and just transcribed with zero editing. This is roughshod work from authors who claim to be professionals. 2) LtCol Germano has valid arguments about gender discrimination i...

    Yes, the book was somewhat disorganized and repetitive. I'm giving it five stars anyway. It was hard to read for another reason, too. It was hard to face the cold hard truth that even now, over thirty years since my own U.S. Navy basic training, there is still a completely hostile a...

    I enjoyed the book, and the author gave a good rundown on her views that led to her relief of command. Germano led the female training battalion at Parris Island, she details the toxic culture she entered, from the brigade commander down to the individual drill instructors. While I sen...

    As a retired Marine Corps officer, I found myself torn between feeling outraged at the lack of leadership and duplicity shown by Lt Col Germano's superiors, and doubt that so many Marines, male and female, officer and enlisted, would all oppose her leadership style. She comes across as...

    The writing style and actual prose leaves a lot to be desired. However, the events, characters, and systems described fascinated me. I remember feeling so angry at some points based on reactions or actions described. I don?t agree with the idea of a military, but since we have on...

    This is a very interesting story, and, more power to this woman, Kate Germano who battled the USMC in trying to get the Fourth Battallion up to speed. Shame on her superior officers who wanted her to improve the female corps, but did nothing to empower her to do so, in fact, created mo...

    I felt that I had a better understanding of the events that made the news regarding LtCol Germano - from her perspective. At the same time, the organization and flow of the book made me want to give up reading it on a few occasions. I wish Goodreads had 1/2 ratings - If that was the c...

    Loved the argument and couldn't agree more with Germano. However, the writing was super repetitive and I feel as if sometimes chapters were repeated. I wish it was just a bit more concise, but I think it is an important book for people to read. ...

    Great information but I wasn't a fan of the writing style and it was a bit too repetitive at times ...

    This book had a lot of great points but when it repeated them in depth multiple times over it started getting pretty old. ...

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  • Donna Hines
    Aug 05, 2018

    First and Foremost from one woman to another THANK YOU for having the courage to write this book. Secondly, it's not often that gender bias is given a front row seat in the front lines of the Marine Corps and it takes a woman of remarkable intellect to do so in a way that brings to l...

  • Rob Barry
    May 30, 2018

    First and Foremost from one woman to another THANK YOU for having the courage to write this book. Secondly, it's not often that gender bias is given a front row seat in the front lines of the Marine Corps and it takes a woman of remarkable intellect to do so in a way that brings to l...

    I finished this book in two days; I couldn?t put it down. As I read page after page I couldn?t believe the things she wrote were actually happening. What a disappointment that an esteemed branch of our country?s military worked so hard to limit the potential and the opportunities...

    Germano was treated unfairly by the institution to which she committed her life in service of our country. Had she stuck to the facts, it could have been a great book. I wonder what made her think that writing about her her trials as if the book were one long snarky blog post would...

    I expected this book to be a memoir, but instead got a powerful and exhaustive look into how the Marine Corps trains its men and women. Although it seems there was a lot of complaining, I took a lot of lessons out of this book, especially as a female serving in the armed forces. ...

    I truly felt Germano's anger throughout this book. No one should be fired for simply doing there job, especially as spectacularly as she has. Probably in the middle of the book, I almost thought I couldn't read anymore. The complaining was starting to drain on me. But I continued readi...

    Important book, great story and a damning critique of USMC culture re: gender integration and training. The book?s style, though, was not my favorite. It was repetitive at many points and the author?s choice to write in short episodic moments and directly addressing the reader in a...

    I was so frustrated as I read this book--the sheer amount of BS she had to deal with made me have to put it down a few times. I am grateful she was not alone throughout-I appreciated her husband's chapters and of course the cat. I will be recommending this one to women and men. The...

    Bloody shocking and yet somehow not surprising. Germano's story is one worth reading, even if you aren't enamoured with the Marines, or even American. ...

    Excellent book. Shows how gender bias is real and still enforced. At our military levels and everywhere. LtCol Germano did everything right to prove that women were just as worthy to be in the marines as men are. Increasing their physical and intellectual skills across the board, but t...

    Kate Germano was a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marines when she was assigned to Paris Island training unit. She found the Marines trained women and men separately and the men's training was much better than the women's. She decided to improve the women's performances and wa...

    Insightful, honest, and a must-read. ...

    1) This book is poorly-written and poorly-edited. It sounds like it was taken from a bunch of audio interviews and just transcribed with zero editing. This is roughshod work from authors who claim to be professionals. 2) LtCol Germano has valid arguments about gender discrimination i...

    Yes, the book was somewhat disorganized and repetitive. I'm giving it five stars anyway. It was hard to read for another reason, too. It was hard to face the cold hard truth that even now, over thirty years since my own U.S. Navy basic training, there is still a completely hostile a...

    I enjoyed the book, and the author gave a good rundown on her views that led to her relief of command. Germano led the female training battalion at Parris Island, she details the toxic culture she entered, from the brigade commander down to the individual drill instructors. While I sen...

    As a retired Marine Corps officer, I found myself torn between feeling outraged at the lack of leadership and duplicity shown by Lt Col Germano's superiors, and doubt that so many Marines, male and female, officer and enlisted, would all oppose her leadership style. She comes across as...

    The writing style and actual prose leaves a lot to be desired. However, the events, characters, and systems described fascinated me. I remember feeling so angry at some points based on reactions or actions described. I don?t agree with the idea of a military, but since we have on...

    This is a very interesting story, and, more power to this woman, Kate Germano who battled the USMC in trying to get the Fourth Battallion up to speed. Shame on her superior officers who wanted her to improve the female corps, but did nothing to empower her to do so, in fact, created mo...

    I felt that I had a better understanding of the events that made the news regarding LtCol Germano - from her perspective. At the same time, the organization and flow of the book made me want to give up reading it on a few occasions. I wish Goodreads had 1/2 ratings - If that was the c...

  • Hoolia
    Sep 09, 2018

    First and Foremost from one woman to another THANK YOU for having the courage to write this book. Secondly, it's not often that gender bias is given a front row seat in the front lines of the Marine Corps and it takes a woman of remarkable intellect to do so in a way that brings to l...

    I finished this book in two days; I couldn?t put it down. As I read page after page I couldn?t believe the things she wrote were actually happening. What a disappointment that an esteemed branch of our country?s military worked so hard to limit the potential and the opportunities...

    Germano was treated unfairly by the institution to which she committed her life in service of our country. Had she stuck to the facts, it could have been a great book. I wonder what made her think that writing about her her trials as if the book were one long snarky blog post would...

    I expected this book to be a memoir, but instead got a powerful and exhaustive look into how the Marine Corps trains its men and women. Although it seems there was a lot of complaining, I took a lot of lessons out of this book, especially as a female serving in the armed forces. ...

    I truly felt Germano's anger throughout this book. No one should be fired for simply doing there job, especially as spectacularly as she has. Probably in the middle of the book, I almost thought I couldn't read anymore. The complaining was starting to drain on me. But I continued readi...

    Important book, great story and a damning critique of USMC culture re: gender integration and training. The book?s style, though, was not my favorite. It was repetitive at many points and the author?s choice to write in short episodic moments and directly addressing the reader in a...

    I was so frustrated as I read this book--the sheer amount of BS she had to deal with made me have to put it down a few times. I am grateful she was not alone throughout-I appreciated her husband's chapters and of course the cat. I will be recommending this one to women and men. The...

    Bloody shocking and yet somehow not surprising. Germano's story is one worth reading, even if you aren't enamoured with the Marines, or even American. ...

    Excellent book. Shows how gender bias is real and still enforced. At our military levels and everywhere. LtCol Germano did everything right to prove that women were just as worthy to be in the marines as men are. Increasing their physical and intellectual skills across the board, but t...

    Kate Germano was a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marines when she was assigned to Paris Island training unit. She found the Marines trained women and men separately and the men's training was much better than the women's. She decided to improve the women's performances and wa...

    Insightful, honest, and a must-read. ...

    1) This book is poorly-written and poorly-edited. It sounds like it was taken from a bunch of audio interviews and just transcribed with zero editing. This is roughshod work from authors who claim to be professionals. 2) LtCol Germano has valid arguments about gender discrimination i...

  • Beth
    Jun 28, 2018

    First and Foremost from one woman to another THANK YOU for having the courage to write this book. Secondly, it's not often that gender bias is given a front row seat in the front lines of the Marine Corps and it takes a woman of remarkable intellect to do so in a way that brings to l...

    I finished this book in two days; I couldn?t put it down. As I read page after page I couldn?t believe the things she wrote were actually happening. What a disappointment that an esteemed branch of our country?s military worked so hard to limit the potential and the opportunities...

    Germano was treated unfairly by the institution to which she committed her life in service of our country. Had she stuck to the facts, it could have been a great book. I wonder what made her think that writing about her her trials as if the book were one long snarky blog post would...

  • Aubrey Lonsberry
    Jun 29, 2018

    First and Foremost from one woman to another THANK YOU for having the courage to write this book. Secondly, it's not often that gender bias is given a front row seat in the front lines of the Marine Corps and it takes a woman of remarkable intellect to do so in a way that brings to l...

    I finished this book in two days; I couldn?t put it down. As I read page after page I couldn?t believe the things she wrote were actually happening. What a disappointment that an esteemed branch of our country?s military worked so hard to limit the potential and the opportunities...

    Germano was treated unfairly by the institution to which she committed her life in service of our country. Had she stuck to the facts, it could have been a great book. I wonder what made her think that writing about her her trials as if the book were one long snarky blog post would...

    I expected this book to be a memoir, but instead got a powerful and exhaustive look into how the Marine Corps trains its men and women. Although it seems there was a lot of complaining, I took a lot of lessons out of this book, especially as a female serving in the armed forces. ...

  • Nicole Buettner
    Jun 02, 2018

    First and Foremost from one woman to another THANK YOU for having the courage to write this book. Secondly, it's not often that gender bias is given a front row seat in the front lines of the Marine Corps and it takes a woman of remarkable intellect to do so in a way that brings to l...

    I finished this book in two days; I couldn?t put it down. As I read page after page I couldn?t believe the things she wrote were actually happening. What a disappointment that an esteemed branch of our country?s military worked so hard to limit the potential and the opportunities...

    Germano was treated unfairly by the institution to which she committed her life in service of our country. Had she stuck to the facts, it could have been a great book. I wonder what made her think that writing about her her trials as if the book were one long snarky blog post would...

    I expected this book to be a memoir, but instead got a powerful and exhaustive look into how the Marine Corps trains its men and women. Although it seems there was a lot of complaining, I took a lot of lessons out of this book, especially as a female serving in the armed forces. ...

    I truly felt Germano's anger throughout this book. No one should be fired for simply doing there job, especially as spectacularly as she has. Probably in the middle of the book, I almost thought I couldn't read anymore. The complaining was starting to drain on me. But I continued readi...

    Important book, great story and a damning critique of USMC culture re: gender integration and training. The book?s style, though, was not my favorite. It was repetitive at many points and the author?s choice to write in short episodic moments and directly addressing the reader in a...

    I was so frustrated as I read this book--the sheer amount of BS she had to deal with made me have to put it down a few times. I am grateful she was not alone throughout-I appreciated her husband's chapters and of course the cat. I will be recommending this one to women and men. The...

    Bloody shocking and yet somehow not surprising. Germano's story is one worth reading, even if you aren't enamoured with the Marines, or even American. ...

    Excellent book. Shows how gender bias is real and still enforced. At our military levels and everywhere. LtCol Germano did everything right to prove that women were just as worthy to be in the marines as men are. Increasing their physical and intellectual skills across the board, but t...

    Kate Germano was a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marines when she was assigned to Paris Island training unit. She found the Marines trained women and men separately and the men's training was much better than the women's. She decided to improve the women's performances and wa...

    Insightful, honest, and a must-read. ...

    1) This book is poorly-written and poorly-edited. It sounds like it was taken from a bunch of audio interviews and just transcribed with zero editing. This is roughshod work from authors who claim to be professionals. 2) LtCol Germano has valid arguments about gender discrimination i...

    Yes, the book was somewhat disorganized and repetitive. I'm giving it five stars anyway. It was hard to read for another reason, too. It was hard to face the cold hard truth that even now, over thirty years since my own U.S. Navy basic training, there is still a completely hostile a...

    I enjoyed the book, and the author gave a good rundown on her views that led to her relief of command. Germano led the female training battalion at Parris Island, she details the toxic culture she entered, from the brigade commander down to the individual drill instructors. While I sen...

    As a retired Marine Corps officer, I found myself torn between feeling outraged at the lack of leadership and duplicity shown by Lt Col Germano's superiors, and doubt that so many Marines, male and female, officer and enlisted, would all oppose her leadership style. She comes across as...

    The writing style and actual prose leaves a lot to be desired. However, the events, characters, and systems described fascinated me. I remember feeling so angry at some points based on reactions or actions described. I don?t agree with the idea of a military, but since we have on...

    This is a very interesting story, and, more power to this woman, Kate Germano who battled the USMC in trying to get the Fourth Battallion up to speed. Shame on her superior officers who wanted her to improve the female corps, but did nothing to empower her to do so, in fact, created mo...

    I felt that I had a better understanding of the events that made the news regarding LtCol Germano - from her perspective. At the same time, the organization and flow of the book made me want to give up reading it on a few occasions. I wish Goodreads had 1/2 ratings - If that was the c...

    Loved the argument and couldn't agree more with Germano. However, the writing was super repetitive and I feel as if sometimes chapters were repeated. I wish it was just a bit more concise, but I think it is an important book for people to read. ...

    Great information but I wasn't a fan of the writing style and it was a bit too repetitive at times ...

    This book had a lot of great points but when it repeated them in depth multiple times over it started getting pretty old. ...

  • Nour Sidawi
    May 08, 2018

    First and Foremost from one woman to another THANK YOU for having the courage to write this book. Secondly, it's not often that gender bias is given a front row seat in the front lines of the Marine Corps and it takes a woman of remarkable intellect to do so in a way that brings to l...

    I finished this book in two days; I couldn?t put it down. As I read page after page I couldn?t believe the things she wrote were actually happening. What a disappointment that an esteemed branch of our country?s military worked so hard to limit the potential and the opportunities...

    Germano was treated unfairly by the institution to which she committed her life in service of our country. Had she stuck to the facts, it could have been a great book. I wonder what made her think that writing about her her trials as if the book were one long snarky blog post would...

    I expected this book to be a memoir, but instead got a powerful and exhaustive look into how the Marine Corps trains its men and women. Although it seems there was a lot of complaining, I took a lot of lessons out of this book, especially as a female serving in the armed forces. ...

    I truly felt Germano's anger throughout this book. No one should be fired for simply doing there job, especially as spectacularly as she has. Probably in the middle of the book, I almost thought I couldn't read anymore. The complaining was starting to drain on me. But I continued readi...

    Important book, great story and a damning critique of USMC culture re: gender integration and training. The book?s style, though, was not my favorite. It was repetitive at many points and the author?s choice to write in short episodic moments and directly addressing the reader in a...

    I was so frustrated as I read this book--the sheer amount of BS she had to deal with made me have to put it down a few times. I am grateful she was not alone throughout-I appreciated her husband's chapters and of course the cat. I will be recommending this one to women and men. The...

    Bloody shocking and yet somehow not surprising. Germano's story is one worth reading, even if you aren't enamoured with the Marines, or even American. ...

    Excellent book. Shows how gender bias is real and still enforced. At our military levels and everywhere. LtCol Germano did everything right to prove that women were just as worthy to be in the marines as men are. Increasing their physical and intellectual skills across the board, but t...

    Kate Germano was a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marines when she was assigned to Paris Island training unit. She found the Marines trained women and men separately and the men's training was much better than the women's. She decided to improve the women's performances and wa...

    Insightful, honest, and a must-read. ...

    1) This book is poorly-written and poorly-edited. It sounds like it was taken from a bunch of audio interviews and just transcribed with zero editing. This is roughshod work from authors who claim to be professionals. 2) LtCol Germano has valid arguments about gender discrimination i...

    Yes, the book was somewhat disorganized and repetitive. I'm giving it five stars anyway. It was hard to read for another reason, too. It was hard to face the cold hard truth that even now, over thirty years since my own U.S. Navy basic training, there is still a completely hostile a...

    I enjoyed the book, and the author gave a good rundown on her views that led to her relief of command. Germano led the female training battalion at Parris Island, she details the toxic culture she entered, from the brigade commander down to the individual drill instructors. While I sen...

    As a retired Marine Corps officer, I found myself torn between feeling outraged at the lack of leadership and duplicity shown by Lt Col Germano's superiors, and doubt that so many Marines, male and female, officer and enlisted, would all oppose her leadership style. She comes across as...

    The writing style and actual prose leaves a lot to be desired. However, the events, characters, and systems described fascinated me. I remember feeling so angry at some points based on reactions or actions described. I don?t agree with the idea of a military, but since we have on...

    This is a very interesting story, and, more power to this woman, Kate Germano who battled the USMC in trying to get the Fourth Battallion up to speed. Shame on her superior officers who wanted her to improve the female corps, but did nothing to empower her to do so, in fact, created mo...

    I felt that I had a better understanding of the events that made the news regarding LtCol Germano - from her perspective. At the same time, the organization and flow of the book made me want to give up reading it on a few occasions. I wish Goodreads had 1/2 ratings - If that was the c...

    Loved the argument and couldn't agree more with Germano. However, the writing was super repetitive and I feel as if sometimes chapters were repeated. I wish it was just a bit more concise, but I think it is an important book for people to read. ...

    Great information but I wasn't a fan of the writing style and it was a bit too repetitive at times ...

    This book had a lot of great points but when it repeated them in depth multiple times over it started getting pretty old. ...

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  • Fornia
    Aug 11, 2018

    First and Foremost from one woman to another THANK YOU for having the courage to write this book. Secondly, it's not often that gender bias is given a front row seat in the front lines of the Marine Corps and it takes a woman of remarkable intellect to do so in a way that brings to l...

    I finished this book in two days; I couldn?t put it down. As I read page after page I couldn?t believe the things she wrote were actually happening. What a disappointment that an esteemed branch of our country?s military worked so hard to limit the potential and the opportunities...

    Germano was treated unfairly by the institution to which she committed her life in service of our country. Had she stuck to the facts, it could have been a great book. I wonder what made her think that writing about her her trials as if the book were one long snarky blog post would...

    I expected this book to be a memoir, but instead got a powerful and exhaustive look into how the Marine Corps trains its men and women. Although it seems there was a lot of complaining, I took a lot of lessons out of this book, especially as a female serving in the armed forces. ...

    I truly felt Germano's anger throughout this book. No one should be fired for simply doing there job, especially as spectacularly as she has. Probably in the middle of the book, I almost thought I couldn't read anymore. The complaining was starting to drain on me. But I continued readi...

    Important book, great story and a damning critique of USMC culture re: gender integration and training. The book?s style, though, was not my favorite. It was repetitive at many points and the author?s choice to write in short episodic moments and directly addressing the reader in a...

    I was so frustrated as I read this book--the sheer amount of BS she had to deal with made me have to put it down a few times. I am grateful she was not alone throughout-I appreciated her husband's chapters and of course the cat. I will be recommending this one to women and men. The...

    Bloody shocking and yet somehow not surprising. Germano's story is one worth reading, even if you aren't enamoured with the Marines, or even American. ...

    Excellent book. Shows how gender bias is real and still enforced. At our military levels and everywhere. LtCol Germano did everything right to prove that women were just as worthy to be in the marines as men are. Increasing their physical and intellectual skills across the board, but t...

    Kate Germano was a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marines when she was assigned to Paris Island training unit. She found the Marines trained women and men separately and the men's training was much better than the women's. She decided to improve the women's performances and wa...

    Insightful, honest, and a must-read. ...

    1) This book is poorly-written and poorly-edited. It sounds like it was taken from a bunch of audio interviews and just transcribed with zero editing. This is roughshod work from authors who claim to be professionals. 2) LtCol Germano has valid arguments about gender discrimination i...

    Yes, the book was somewhat disorganized and repetitive. I'm giving it five stars anyway. It was hard to read for another reason, too. It was hard to face the cold hard truth that even now, over thirty years since my own U.S. Navy basic training, there is still a completely hostile a...

    I enjoyed the book, and the author gave a good rundown on her views that led to her relief of command. Germano led the female training battalion at Parris Island, she details the toxic culture she entered, from the brigade commander down to the individual drill instructors. While I sen...

    As a retired Marine Corps officer, I found myself torn between feeling outraged at the lack of leadership and duplicity shown by Lt Col Germano's superiors, and doubt that so many Marines, male and female, officer and enlisted, would all oppose her leadership style. She comes across as...

    The writing style and actual prose leaves a lot to be desired. However, the events, characters, and systems described fascinated me. I remember feeling so angry at some points based on reactions or actions described. I don?t agree with the idea of a military, but since we have on...

    This is a very interesting story, and, more power to this woman, Kate Germano who battled the USMC in trying to get the Fourth Battallion up to speed. Shame on her superior officers who wanted her to improve the female corps, but did nothing to empower her to do so, in fact, created mo...

    I felt that I had a better understanding of the events that made the news regarding LtCol Germano - from her perspective. At the same time, the organization and flow of the book made me want to give up reading it on a few occasions. I wish Goodreads had 1/2 ratings - If that was the c...

    Loved the argument and couldn't agree more with Germano. However, the writing was super repetitive and I feel as if sometimes chapters were repeated. I wish it was just a bit more concise, but I think it is an important book for people to read. ...

    Great information but I wasn't a fan of the writing style and it was a bit too repetitive at times ...

    This book had a lot of great points but when it repeated them in depth multiple times over it started getting pretty old. ...

    ...

    ...

  • Abbey
    May 23, 2018

    First and Foremost from one woman to another THANK YOU for having the courage to write this book. Secondly, it's not often that gender bias is given a front row seat in the front lines of the Marine Corps and it takes a woman of remarkable intellect to do so in a way that brings to l...

    I finished this book in two days; I couldn?t put it down. As I read page after page I couldn?t believe the things she wrote were actually happening. What a disappointment that an esteemed branch of our country?s military worked so hard to limit the potential and the opportunities...

    Germano was treated unfairly by the institution to which she committed her life in service of our country. Had she stuck to the facts, it could have been a great book. I wonder what made her think that writing about her her trials as if the book were one long snarky blog post would...

    I expected this book to be a memoir, but instead got a powerful and exhaustive look into how the Marine Corps trains its men and women. Although it seems there was a lot of complaining, I took a lot of lessons out of this book, especially as a female serving in the armed forces. ...

    I truly felt Germano's anger throughout this book. No one should be fired for simply doing there job, especially as spectacularly as she has. Probably in the middle of the book, I almost thought I couldn't read anymore. The complaining was starting to drain on me. But I continued readi...

  • Derek C
    May 01, 2018

    First and Foremost from one woman to another THANK YOU for having the courage to write this book. Secondly, it's not often that gender bias is given a front row seat in the front lines of the Marine Corps and it takes a woman of remarkable intellect to do so in a way that brings to l...

    I finished this book in two days; I couldn?t put it down. As I read page after page I couldn?t believe the things she wrote were actually happening. What a disappointment that an esteemed branch of our country?s military worked so hard to limit the potential and the opportunities...

    Germano was treated unfairly by the institution to which she committed her life in service of our country. Had she stuck to the facts, it could have been a great book. I wonder what made her think that writing about her her trials as if the book were one long snarky blog post would...

    I expected this book to be a memoir, but instead got a powerful and exhaustive look into how the Marine Corps trains its men and women. Although it seems there was a lot of complaining, I took a lot of lessons out of this book, especially as a female serving in the armed forces. ...

    I truly felt Germano's anger throughout this book. No one should be fired for simply doing there job, especially as spectacularly as she has. Probably in the middle of the book, I almost thought I couldn't read anymore. The complaining was starting to drain on me. But I continued readi...

    Important book, great story and a damning critique of USMC culture re: gender integration and training. The book?s style, though, was not my favorite. It was repetitive at many points and the author?s choice to write in short episodic moments and directly addressing the reader in a...

    I was so frustrated as I read this book--the sheer amount of BS she had to deal with made me have to put it down a few times. I am grateful she was not alone throughout-I appreciated her husband's chapters and of course the cat. I will be recommending this one to women and men. The...

    Bloody shocking and yet somehow not surprising. Germano's story is one worth reading, even if you aren't enamoured with the Marines, or even American. ...

    Excellent book. Shows how gender bias is real and still enforced. At our military levels and everywhere. LtCol Germano did everything right to prove that women were just as worthy to be in the marines as men are. Increasing their physical and intellectual skills across the board, but t...

    Kate Germano was a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marines when she was assigned to Paris Island training unit. She found the Marines trained women and men separately and the men's training was much better than the women's. She decided to improve the women's performances and wa...

    Insightful, honest, and a must-read. ...

  • Mariam
    Jul 22, 2018

    First and Foremost from one woman to another THANK YOU for having the courage to write this book. Secondly, it's not often that gender bias is given a front row seat in the front lines of the Marine Corps and it takes a woman of remarkable intellect to do so in a way that brings to l...

    I finished this book in two days; I couldn?t put it down. As I read page after page I couldn?t believe the things she wrote were actually happening. What a disappointment that an esteemed branch of our country?s military worked so hard to limit the potential and the opportunities...

    Germano was treated unfairly by the institution to which she committed her life in service of our country. Had she stuck to the facts, it could have been a great book. I wonder what made her think that writing about her her trials as if the book were one long snarky blog post would...

    I expected this book to be a memoir, but instead got a powerful and exhaustive look into how the Marine Corps trains its men and women. Although it seems there was a lot of complaining, I took a lot of lessons out of this book, especially as a female serving in the armed forces. ...

    I truly felt Germano's anger throughout this book. No one should be fired for simply doing there job, especially as spectacularly as she has. Probably in the middle of the book, I almost thought I couldn't read anymore. The complaining was starting to drain on me. But I continued readi...

    Important book, great story and a damning critique of USMC culture re: gender integration and training. The book?s style, though, was not my favorite. It was repetitive at many points and the author?s choice to write in short episodic moments and directly addressing the reader in a...

    I was so frustrated as I read this book--the sheer amount of BS she had to deal with made me have to put it down a few times. I am grateful she was not alone throughout-I appreciated her husband's chapters and of course the cat. I will be recommending this one to women and men. The...

    Bloody shocking and yet somehow not surprising. Germano's story is one worth reading, even if you aren't enamoured with the Marines, or even American. ...

    Excellent book. Shows how gender bias is real and still enforced. At our military levels and everywhere. LtCol Germano did everything right to prove that women were just as worthy to be in the marines as men are. Increasing their physical and intellectual skills across the board, but t...

    Kate Germano was a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marines when she was assigned to Paris Island training unit. She found the Marines trained women and men separately and the men's training was much better than the women's. She decided to improve the women's performances and wa...

    Insightful, honest, and a must-read. ...

    1) This book is poorly-written and poorly-edited. It sounds like it was taken from a bunch of audio interviews and just transcribed with zero editing. This is roughshod work from authors who claim to be professionals. 2) LtCol Germano has valid arguments about gender discrimination i...

    Yes, the book was somewhat disorganized and repetitive. I'm giving it five stars anyway. It was hard to read for another reason, too. It was hard to face the cold hard truth that even now, over thirty years since my own U.S. Navy basic training, there is still a completely hostile a...

    I enjoyed the book, and the author gave a good rundown on her views that led to her relief of command. Germano led the female training battalion at Parris Island, she details the toxic culture she entered, from the brigade commander down to the individual drill instructors. While I sen...

    As a retired Marine Corps officer, I found myself torn between feeling outraged at the lack of leadership and duplicity shown by Lt Col Germano's superiors, and doubt that so many Marines, male and female, officer and enlisted, would all oppose her leadership style. She comes across as...

    The writing style and actual prose leaves a lot to be desired. However, the events, characters, and systems described fascinated me. I remember feeling so angry at some points based on reactions or actions described. I don?t agree with the idea of a military, but since we have on...

    This is a very interesting story, and, more power to this woman, Kate Germano who battled the USMC in trying to get the Fourth Battallion up to speed. Shame on her superior officers who wanted her to improve the female corps, but did nothing to empower her to do so, in fact, created mo...

    I felt that I had a better understanding of the events that made the news regarding LtCol Germano - from her perspective. At the same time, the organization and flow of the book made me want to give up reading it on a few occasions. I wish Goodreads had 1/2 ratings - If that was the c...

    Loved the argument and couldn't agree more with Germano. However, the writing was super repetitive and I feel as if sometimes chapters were repeated. I wish it was just a bit more concise, but I think it is an important book for people to read. ...

    Great information but I wasn't a fan of the writing style and it was a bit too repetitive at times ...

    This book had a lot of great points but when it repeated them in depth multiple times over it started getting pretty old. ...

    ...

  • Nikki
    Aug 16, 2018

    First and Foremost from one woman to another THANK YOU for having the courage to write this book. Secondly, it's not often that gender bias is given a front row seat in the front lines of the Marine Corps and it takes a woman of remarkable intellect to do so in a way that brings to l...

    I finished this book in two days; I couldn?t put it down. As I read page after page I couldn?t believe the things she wrote were actually happening. What a disappointment that an esteemed branch of our country?s military worked so hard to limit the potential and the opportunities...

    Germano was treated unfairly by the institution to which she committed her life in service of our country. Had she stuck to the facts, it could have been a great book. I wonder what made her think that writing about her her trials as if the book were one long snarky blog post would...

    I expected this book to be a memoir, but instead got a powerful and exhaustive look into how the Marine Corps trains its men and women. Although it seems there was a lot of complaining, I took a lot of lessons out of this book, especially as a female serving in the armed forces. ...

    I truly felt Germano's anger throughout this book. No one should be fired for simply doing there job, especially as spectacularly as she has. Probably in the middle of the book, I almost thought I couldn't read anymore. The complaining was starting to drain on me. But I continued readi...

    Important book, great story and a damning critique of USMC culture re: gender integration and training. The book?s style, though, was not my favorite. It was repetitive at many points and the author?s choice to write in short episodic moments and directly addressing the reader in a...

    I was so frustrated as I read this book--the sheer amount of BS she had to deal with made me have to put it down a few times. I am grateful she was not alone throughout-I appreciated her husband's chapters and of course the cat. I will be recommending this one to women and men. The...

    Bloody shocking and yet somehow not surprising. Germano's story is one worth reading, even if you aren't enamoured with the Marines, or even American. ...

    Excellent book. Shows how gender bias is real and still enforced. At our military levels and everywhere. LtCol Germano did everything right to prove that women were just as worthy to be in the marines as men are. Increasing their physical and intellectual skills across the board, but t...

    Kate Germano was a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marines when she was assigned to Paris Island training unit. She found the Marines trained women and men separately and the men's training was much better than the women's. She decided to improve the women's performances and wa...

    Insightful, honest, and a must-read. ...

    1) This book is poorly-written and poorly-edited. It sounds like it was taken from a bunch of audio interviews and just transcribed with zero editing. This is roughshod work from authors who claim to be professionals. 2) LtCol Germano has valid arguments about gender discrimination i...

    Yes, the book was somewhat disorganized and repetitive. I'm giving it five stars anyway. It was hard to read for another reason, too. It was hard to face the cold hard truth that even now, over thirty years since my own U.S. Navy basic training, there is still a completely hostile a...

    I enjoyed the book, and the author gave a good rundown on her views that led to her relief of command. Germano led the female training battalion at Parris Island, she details the toxic culture she entered, from the brigade commander down to the individual drill instructors. While I sen...

    As a retired Marine Corps officer, I found myself torn between feeling outraged at the lack of leadership and duplicity shown by Lt Col Germano's superiors, and doubt that so many Marines, male and female, officer and enlisted, would all oppose her leadership style. She comes across as...

    The writing style and actual prose leaves a lot to be desired. However, the events, characters, and systems described fascinated me. I remember feeling so angry at some points based on reactions or actions described. I don?t agree with the idea of a military, but since we have on...

    This is a very interesting story, and, more power to this woman, Kate Germano who battled the USMC in trying to get the Fourth Battallion up to speed. Shame on her superior officers who wanted her to improve the female corps, but did nothing to empower her to do so, in fact, created mo...

    I felt that I had a better understanding of the events that made the news regarding LtCol Germano - from her perspective. At the same time, the organization and flow of the book made me want to give up reading it on a few occasions. I wish Goodreads had 1/2 ratings - If that was the c...

    Loved the argument and couldn't agree more with Germano. However, the writing was super repetitive and I feel as if sometimes chapters were repeated. I wish it was just a bit more concise, but I think it is an important book for people to read. ...

    Great information but I wasn't a fan of the writing style and it was a bit too repetitive at times ...

    This book had a lot of great points but when it repeated them in depth multiple times over it started getting pretty old. ...

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  • Marika Barto
    Oct 12, 2018

    First and Foremost from one woman to another THANK YOU for having the courage to write this book. Secondly, it's not often that gender bias is given a front row seat in the front lines of the Marine Corps and it takes a woman of remarkable intellect to do so in a way that brings to l...

    I finished this book in two days; I couldn?t put it down. As I read page after page I couldn?t believe the things she wrote were actually happening. What a disappointment that an esteemed branch of our country?s military worked so hard to limit the potential and the opportunities...

    Germano was treated unfairly by the institution to which she committed her life in service of our country. Had she stuck to the facts, it could have been a great book. I wonder what made her think that writing about her her trials as if the book were one long snarky blog post would...

    I expected this book to be a memoir, but instead got a powerful and exhaustive look into how the Marine Corps trains its men and women. Although it seems there was a lot of complaining, I took a lot of lessons out of this book, especially as a female serving in the armed forces. ...

    I truly felt Germano's anger throughout this book. No one should be fired for simply doing there job, especially as spectacularly as she has. Probably in the middle of the book, I almost thought I couldn't read anymore. The complaining was starting to drain on me. But I continued readi...

    Important book, great story and a damning critique of USMC culture re: gender integration and training. The book?s style, though, was not my favorite. It was repetitive at many points and the author?s choice to write in short episodic moments and directly addressing the reader in a...

    I was so frustrated as I read this book--the sheer amount of BS she had to deal with made me have to put it down a few times. I am grateful she was not alone throughout-I appreciated her husband's chapters and of course the cat. I will be recommending this one to women and men. The...

    Bloody shocking and yet somehow not surprising. Germano's story is one worth reading, even if you aren't enamoured with the Marines, or even American. ...

    Excellent book. Shows how gender bias is real and still enforced. At our military levels and everywhere. LtCol Germano did everything right to prove that women were just as worthy to be in the marines as men are. Increasing their physical and intellectual skills across the board, but t...

    Kate Germano was a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marines when she was assigned to Paris Island training unit. She found the Marines trained women and men separately and the men's training was much better than the women's. She decided to improve the women's performances and wa...

    Insightful, honest, and a must-read. ...

    1) This book is poorly-written and poorly-edited. It sounds like it was taken from a bunch of audio interviews and just transcribed with zero editing. This is roughshod work from authors who claim to be professionals. 2) LtCol Germano has valid arguments about gender discrimination i...

    Yes, the book was somewhat disorganized and repetitive. I'm giving it five stars anyway. It was hard to read for another reason, too. It was hard to face the cold hard truth that even now, over thirty years since my own U.S. Navy basic training, there is still a completely hostile a...

    I enjoyed the book, and the author gave a good rundown on her views that led to her relief of command. Germano led the female training battalion at Parris Island, she details the toxic culture she entered, from the brigade commander down to the individual drill instructors. While I sen...

    As a retired Marine Corps officer, I found myself torn between feeling outraged at the lack of leadership and duplicity shown by Lt Col Germano's superiors, and doubt that so many Marines, male and female, officer and enlisted, would all oppose her leadership style. She comes across as...

    The writing style and actual prose leaves a lot to be desired. However, the events, characters, and systems described fascinated me. I remember feeling so angry at some points based on reactions or actions described. I don?t agree with the idea of a military, but since we have on...

    This is a very interesting story, and, more power to this woman, Kate Germano who battled the USMC in trying to get the Fourth Battallion up to speed. Shame on her superior officers who wanted her to improve the female corps, but did nothing to empower her to do so, in fact, created mo...

    I felt that I had a better understanding of the events that made the news regarding LtCol Germano - from her perspective. At the same time, the organization and flow of the book made me want to give up reading it on a few occasions. I wish Goodreads had 1/2 ratings - If that was the c...

    Loved the argument and couldn't agree more with Germano. However, the writing was super repetitive and I feel as if sometimes chapters were repeated. I wish it was just a bit more concise, but I think it is an important book for people to read. ...

    Great information but I wasn't a fan of the writing style and it was a bit too repetitive at times ...

    This book had a lot of great points but when it repeated them in depth multiple times over it started getting pretty old. ...

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