IT’S MY COUNTRY TOO releases, earns starred review

The University of Nebraska Press and Potomac Books recently released It’s My Country Too: Women’s Military Stories from the American Revolution to Afghanistan by Tracy and co-author Jerri Bell, and the reviews are in!

From Library Journal, a starred review: “This rich anthology of women’s military stories is ripe with the history of female contributions to U.S. conflicts. Edited by Bell (managing editor, O-Dark-Thirty) and Crow (Eyes Right), with an introduction by Kayla Williams (Love My Rifle More Than You), this collection provides firsthand military accounts from scores of women spanning from the Revolutionary War to the Afghanistan War. While some of the women, such as abolitionist Harriet Tubman, are already well known, these accounts also draw upon the service of those who may otherwise have been lost to history. Particularly for earlier conflicts, this compendium relies upon government records to piece together women’s efforts, but it truly shines when women’s own words are used to tell the tales of combat and military experience. VERDICT This engaging, meticulously researched work belongs on the shelves of libraries across America. Enthusiastically recommended for all collections.—Mattie Cook, Lake Odessa Comm. Lib., MI”