HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Eyes Right: Confessions from a Woman Marine…
Loading...

Eyes Right: Confessions from a Woman Marine

by Tracy Crow

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
811,521,086 (5)None

None.

None
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

Wow! This is quite simply one of the best, most honest military memoirs I've read in many moons. In EYES RIGHT: CONFESSIONS FROM A WOMAN MARINE, Tracy Crow, who spent nearly ten years as a Marine during the Cold War era, pulls no punches. As a Public Affairs enlisted woman, then as a Warrant Officer, she learned all the basics of good journalism and how to tell a story. The who, what, when, where and why are all in here, and it all adds up to a riveting story of how a young girl from a troubled family made herself over as a Marine, and a damn good one at that. But there are also heartbreak, marital and family problems, some perhaps poor decisions and maybe a few regrets. Crow waited over twenty years to tell her story. And that's probably a good thing, probably made her more objective, made it a better story. She has no axes to grind, just a clear-eyed and beautifully written account of how it all happened, how hard she worked to not just succeed as a Marine, but to excel. And she did. She tells too of the difficulties of acceptance in such a male-dominated world, but she lays no blame. And I can find no fault in how she conducted herself. Her story is an honorable one, but it is also utterly human, and that's why it's so damn GOOD! I read the book in just a few sittings over a couple days. It's a hard book to put down. Well done, Marine. My highest recommendation.

- Tim Bazzett, author of the Cold War memoir, SOLDIER BOY: AT PLAY IN THE ASA ( )
  TimBazzett | Jun 20, 2017 |
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language
Canonical DDC/MDS

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English

None

Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0803235046, Hardcover)

Just out of high school in 1977, her personal life already a mess, Tracy Crow thought the Marines might straighten her out. And sure enough, in the Corps she became a respected public affairs officer and military journalist—one day covering tank maneuvers or beach assaults, the next interviewing the secretary of the navy. But success didn’t come without a price.

When Crow pledged herself to God, Corps, and Country, women Marines were still a rarity, and gender inequality and harassment were rampant. Determined to prove she belonged, Crow always put her career first—even when, after two miscarriages and a stillborn child, her marriage to another Marine officer began to deteriorate. And when her affair with a prominent general was exposed—and both were threatened with court-martial—Crow was forced to re-evaluate her loyalty to the Marines, her career, and her family.

Eyes Right is Crow’s story. A clear-eyed self-portrait of a troubled teen bootstrapping her way out of a world of alcoholism and domestic violence, it is also a rare inside look at the Marines from a woman’s perspective. Her memoir, which includes two Pushcart Prize–nominated essays, evokes the challenges of being a woman and a Marine with immediacy and clarity, and in the process reveals how much Crow’s generation did for today’s military women, and at what cost.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:13:53 -0400)

Just out of high school in 1977, her personal life already a mess, Tracy Crow thought the Marines might straighten her out. And sure enough, in the Corps she became a respected public affairs officer and military journalist--one day covering tank maneuvers or beach assaults, the next interviewing the secretary of the navy. But success didn't come without a price. When Crow pledged herself to God, Corps, and Country, women Marines were still a rarity, and gender inequality and harassment were rampant. Determined to prove she belonged, Crow always put her career first--even when, after two miscarr.… (more)

Quick Links

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (5)
0.5
1
1.5
2
2.5
3
3.5
4
4.5
5 1

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 135,761,117 books! | Top bar: Always visible