Published December 2003
by Tandem Library .
Written in English
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BATTLE DRESS was also written in the point of view and voice of a teenage girl. It chronicled the experience of a 17 year old in her first months at West Point. Efaw is a quality story teller with the ability to place the reader in the scene/5(38). Before even glancing at chapter one of Battle Dress, Amy Efaw’s sharply observed novel about the six weeks of New Cadet Basic Training at West Point (a ritual also known as “the Beast”), turn directly to the back of the you’ll find a glossary of military terms and cadet slang that will be your life raft once the story gets under way. Battle Dress Book Summary and Study Guide. Amy Efaw Booklist Amy Efaw Message Board. Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Battle Dress; Andi Davis works to escape a flawed family and to prove who she is, to others and herself, by joining West Point Academy. Battle Dress follows a young girl named Andrea "Andi" Davis through her emotions and. Woman in Battle Dress by Cuban author Antonio Benitez Rojo is based on the true story of Henriette Faber. Henriette was born in Switzerland in In , at the age of 18 and at a time when women were prohibited from studying medicine, she enrolled in medical school disguised as a man/5.
"Very few novels dare to explore the historical representation of women to the extent that Woman in Battle Dress does, with impeccable veracity and bravado. The idea that a woman must pretend to be a man in order to become a physician, and is then punished by being forced back into a woman's identity, only to escape to New Orleans as a fictional character, works as a Stendhal novel in reverse. WOMAN IN BATTLE DRESS by The prose here is dense and purposefully old-fashioned; it’s the kind of book where sentences begin, “It was said that.” This is a big novel and a slow-going one, measured in its pace even in its more emotional moments. Author: Antonio Benítez-Rojo. Battle Dress Andi Davis is looking for an escape from her disorganized, dysfunctional home life, and West Point seems the only logical way out. Andi figures that given everything she has had to put up with at home, West Point will be a breeze/5(4). Battle Dress by Efaw, Amy and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at
Additional Physical Format: Online version: Birdwell, Russell. Women in battle dress. New York, The Fine Editions Press, (OCoLC) Document Type. "Woman in Battle Dress by Antonio Benítez-Rojo, which has been beautifully translated from the Spanish by Jessica Ernst Powell, is the extraordinary account of an extraordinary person. Benítez-Rojo blows great gusts of fascinating fictional wind onto the all but forgotten embers of the actual Henriette Faber, and this blazing tale of her. “A terrific and sometimes terrifying collection—morally complex, rhythmic, tough-minded, and original.” —Rosanna Warren, Barnard Women Poets Prize citation, Battle . A combat uniform, field uniform, battledress or military fatigues, is a casual type of uniform used by military, police, fire and other public uniformed services for everyday fieldwork and combat duty purposes, as opposed to dress uniforms worn in functions and parades. It generally consists of a jacket, trousers and shirt or T-shirt, all cut more loose and comfortable than more formal uniforms.