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In this stirring and powerful memoir, General Claudia J. Kennedy — the Army’s first female three-star general and the highest-ranking woman ever in that branch — charts the struggles and triumphs in her inspiring life and career.

Claudia J. Kennedy retired as the Army’s first female three-star general and the highest-ranking woman ever in that branch, overseeing 45,000 soldiers worldwide. During her 32-year career, she witnessed the dramatic advances made by military women, and was a long-time champion for fairness and equality in the Army.

In this compelling personal narrative, she recounts her experiences in a male-dominated profession, beginning as a young Women’s Army Corps officer in 1969, moving through her Pentagon service as a three-star general, and ending with her retirement in 2000.

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