Out Standing in the Field by Sandra Perron

perron

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cormorant Books, 2017

A non-fiction pick from Glenn

Here is a very readable tell-all memoir of Canada’s first female infantry officer.  Her father spent a career in the military and Sandra Perron too felt the call of duty.  The book traces her accession through the ranks from her very early beginnings as a cadet on through her decoration as a Van Doo officer and subsequent deployment overseas.  Sandra excelled at all of the challenges that were presented before her despite significant resistance to her desire to break into what was at the time a male-only profession.  She reveals details of the opposition and abuse that she endured in her quest to prove that women too can contribute in this role.  She contends that there are yet many obstacles for women wanting to serve in this way.  Four out of five stars for her honesty.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s