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    Katherine M. Skiba(Author)
When US-led forces invaded Iraq in March 2003 Katherine M. Skiba went as an ""embed"". Her memoir provides a you-are-there account of her experiences with the Army's legendary 101st Airborne, the division celebrated for its heroism in World War II as the ""Band of Brothers."".

"Day by bad day, Katherine Skiba gives us an intimate chronicle of what it was really like to be an embedded reporter in Iraq. Her story is unromantic, uncensored, often funny, always vividly detailed and peopled by a wild cast of uniformed characters. Sister in the Band of Brothers is both a public service and a good read."--James Tobin, author of Ernie Pyle's War: America's Eyewitness to World War II "Katherine Skiba's book Sister in the Band of Brothers: Embedded with the 101st Airborne in Iraq is mesmerizing and fascinating in depicting the human side of war--the fears, the excitement, the humor and the reality--all wrapped up into one--and the sadness of it all. It's a wonderful gripping book and could only have been written by a sensitive, perceptive woman."--Helen Thomas, Hearst Newspapers columnist and author of Front Row at the White House: My Life and Times "This is just a wonderful book. It's insightful, funny, harrowing, and honest. It's a moving testament to our U.S. troops, so many of them still kids, and their willingness to sacrifice for the greater good. But at the delicious bottom of it is Kathy Skiba's own voice, a female journalist in the throes of a terrible war, willing to bare her soul and, if necessary, her own life."--Buzz Bissinger, author of Friday Night Lights "For too many years the media and the military have seen themselves as adversaries, rather than as institutions equally vital to democratic self-government. Katherine Skiba's engaging account of her time with the 101st Airborne goes far to bridging the gulf between the two, and does so with insight, humor and--what is especially rare in any journalist--humility."--Paul Gigot, editor of the Wall Street Journal editorial page "A great read and significant addition to the literature of war reporting. More than most of the reporters, Skiba reveals what it was really like to be inside the base camps in Kuwait and Iraq, alongside soldiers preparing for and fighting in the war. You can almost scrape the grit from your teeth. And I especially liked her candor in discussing both her fears and her determination in taking on this risky assignment."--Kay Mills, author of A Place in the News: From the Women's Pages to the Front Page "A unique and engaging memoir of one journalist's experiences in a major military campaign. Skiba shows us the daily lives of soldiers in the field and, equally important and valuable, reveals how a war correspondent actually operates in the field. Will be a must for journalism courses."--William Hammond, author of Reporting Vietnam: Media and Military at War "Sister in the Band of Brothers takes us into the new world of battle in the 21st Century and provides a uniquely personal, ground level view of men and women in combat."--Bill Kovach, Chairman, Committee of Concerned Journalists-Day by bad day, Katherine Skiba gives us an intimate chronicle of what it was really like to be an embedded reporter in Iraq. Her story is unromantic, uncensored, often funny, always vividly detailed and peopled by a wild cast of uniformed characters. Sister in the Band of Brothers is both a public service and a good read.---James Tobin, author of Ernie Pyle's War: America's Eyewitness to World War II -Katherine Skiba's book Sister in the Band of Brothers: Embedded with the 101st Airborne in Iraq is mesmerizing and fascinating in depicting the human side of war--the fears, the excitement, the humor and the reality--all wrapped up into one--and the sadness of it all. It's a wonderful gripping book and could only have been written by a sensitive, perceptive woman.---Helen Thomas, Hearst Newspapers columnist and author of Front Row at the White House: My Life and Times -This is just a wonderful book. It's insightful, funny, harrowing, and honest. It's a moving testament to our U.S. troops, so many of them still kids, and their willingness to sacrifice for the greater good. But at the delicious bottom of it is Kathy Skiba's own voice, a female journalist in the throes of a terrible war, willing to bare her soul and, if necessary, her own life.---Buzz Bissinger, author of Friday Night Lights -For too many years the media and the military have seen themselves as adversaries, rather than as institutions equally vital to democratic self-government. Katherine Skiba's engaging account of her time with the 101st Airborne goes far to bridging the gulf between the two, and does so with insight, humor and--what is especially rare in any journalist--humility.---Paul Gigot, editor of the Wall Street Journal editorial page -A great read and significant addition to the literature of war reporting. More than most of the reporters, Skiba reveals what it was really like to be inside the base camps in Kuwait and Iraq, alongside soldiers preparing for and fighting in the war. You can almost scrape the grit from your teeth. And I especially liked her candor in discussing both her fears and her determination in taking on this risky assignment.---Kay Mills, author of A Place in the News: From the Women's Pages to the Front Page -A unique and engaging memoir of one journalist's experiences in a major military campaign. Skiba shows us the daily lives of soldiers in the field and, equally important and valuable, reveals how a war correspondent actually operates in the field. Will be a must for journalism courses.---William Hammond, author of Reporting Vietnam: Media and Military at War -Sister in the Band of Brothers takes us into the new world of battle in the 21st Century and provides a uniquely personal, ground level view of men and women in combat.---Bill Kovach, Chairman, Committee of Concerned Journalists�Day by bad day, Katherine Skiba gives us an intimate chronicle of what it was really like to be an embedded reporter in Iraq. Her story is unromantic, uncensored, often funny, always vividly detailed and peopled by a wild cast of uniformed characters. Sister in the Band of Brothers is both a public service and a good read.�--James Tobin, author of Ernie Pyle's War: America's Eyewitness to World War II �Katherine Skiba's book Sister in the Band of Brothers: Embedded with the 101st Airborne in Iraq is mesmerizing and fascinating in depicting the human side of war--the fears, the excitement, the humor and the reality--all wrapped up into one--and the sadness of it all. It's a wonderful gripping book and could only have been written by a sensitive, perceptive woman.�--Helen Thomas, Hearst Newspapers columnist and author of Front Row at the White House: My Life and Times �This is just a wonderful book. It's insightful, funny, harrowing, and honest. It's a moving testament to our U.S. troops, so many of them still kids, and their willingness to sacrifice for the greater good. But at the delicious bottom of it is Kathy Skiba's own voice, a female journalist in the throes of a terrible war, willing to bare her soul and, if necessary, her own life.�--Buzz Bissinger, author of Friday Night Lights �For too many years the media and the military have seen themselves as adversaries, rather than as institutions equally vital to democratic self-government. Katherine Skiba's engaging account of her time with the 101st Airborne goes far to bridging the gulf between the two, and does so with insight, humor and--what is especially rare in any journalist--humility.�--Paul Gigot, editor of the Wall Street Journal editorial page �A great read and significant addition to the literature of war reporting. More than most of the reporters, Skiba reveals what it was really like to be inside the base camps in Kuwait and Iraq, alongside soldiers preparing for and fighting in the war. You can almost scrape the grit from your teeth. And I especially liked her candor in discussing both her fears and her determination in taking on this risky assignment.�--Kay Mills, author of A Place in the News: From the Women's Pages to the Front Page �A unique and engaging memoir of one journalist's experiences in a major military campaign. Skiba shows us the daily lives of soldiers in the field and, equally important and valuable, reveals how a war correspondent actually operates in the field. Will be a must for journalism courses.�--William Hammond, author of Reporting Vietnam: Media and Military at War �Sister in the Band of Brothers takes us into the new world of battle in the 21st Century and provides a uniquely personal, ground level view of men and women in combat.�--Bill Kovach, Chairman, Committee of Concerned Journalists

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  • PDF | 320 pages
  • Katherine M. Skiba(Author)
  • University Press of Kansas (31 Mar. 2005)
  • English
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