Women soldiers

Nurse, Soldier, Spy: The Story of Sarah Edmonds, a Civil War Hero

By Marissa Moss

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A story of a nineteen-year-old woman who disguised herself as a man to avoid an unwanted marriage and who distinguished herself as a male nurse during the Civil War, and later as a spy for the Union Army.
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I'll Pass For Your Comrade: Women Soldiers in the Civil War

By Anita Silvey

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Sarah Emma Edmonds enlisted because she believed in the Union cause; Melverina Peppercorn joined to stay near her twin brother. Although women were not allowed to enlist as soldiers in the Civil War, many disguised themselves as men and fought anyway.
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The Raven Warrior

By Alice Borchardt

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This Guinevere is no starry-eyed princess, only good for looking beautiful and breaking kingdoms in two. Guinevere, Queen of the Dragon Throne, calls upon the spirits of the dead to aid her fledgling army in battling pirates, an action that changes her own soul irrevocably. Meanwhile, a shape shifter and childhood friend named Black Leg (soon to be Lancelot) goes on a hero's quest to prove himself worthy of his beloved Guinevere.

 

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The Cassini Division

By Ken MacLeod

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Ellen May Ngewthu leads her division in valiant effort to overthrow the godlike post-humans who were transformed with high technology centuries ago.

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Sassinak

By Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Moon

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When space pirates captured a little girl named Sassinak and murdered her parents, they had no idea they were sowing the seeds of their own destruction.
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On Basilisk Station

By David Weber

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Young Commander Harrington's brilliance annoys her superiors who sweep her to the frontier backwater of Basilisk Station. There she finds unexpected opportunity for to display her talents for command. Shades of Horatio Hornblower.

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