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Careers for Women in Uniform
Heiman and Myers
1971

Everyone knows I have a particular issue with career books. This one is particularly interesting as it is all about recruiting women into the the armed forces. Considering the year this was published, I wonder how many women they actually were able to recruit, given anti-war sentiment at the time. I have to laugh at the author’s attempt to make the military appealing to women by constantly talking about how great the uniforms look. Every other page seemed to say “come join the army and wear a cute uniform.”  Even in 1971, this is a pretty ridiculous strategy for attracting women.

Evidently, this book is all about selling the military to women using clothes, parties, and fun. I keep thinking they are leaving out a few things.

Mary

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