From the beginning, Ottman endured harassment and insults for being a woman. After one early incident, she went to the military police. She was told no one would ever take her word over that of the officer. Determined to excel, Ottman rose through the ranks and became Canada’s first female space scientist. Still, the abuse continued. Ottman was harassed, insulted, and charged with mutiny. She was able to make differences with individual soldiers – a former harasser asked advice when his own daughter received similar abuse – but the military as a whole remained toxic. In 1995, Ottman decided to retire and move to the United States. On a last visit with a fellow soldier and friend, she was brutally attacked.
Unwelcome is a frank and unsparing look at the effect of rape and sexual assault. Ottman has spent decades dealing with PTSD. Her efforts to receive veteran’s benefits set an important precedent. Not without hope and encouragement, Ottman knows that women in the military continue to face horrific abuse. She speaks out to share her story and provide guidance and support for all women soldiers.Ottman wanted to serve her country. She never asked for trouble. As a warrior, it causes her great pain that her biggest fight had to be against her own country.
The Traveled Road Seldom Noticed
by B. E. Chenault
Fact is indeed stranger than fiction in this compilation of true news stories from veteran reporter B.E. Chenault. From the murderous rampage of the Texas Seven to a pair of serial killers unmasked in Cleveland, from the 1996 Olympic Bombing in Atlanta to the threat of world-ending asteroids headed straight for Earth, and a whole lot more, Chenault goes beyond the headlines, diving deeper for the real story. After reporting current events for twenty-five years, the author finally tells all, exposing the grisly details and harrowing truths no news outlet could reveal.Readers will be surprised, saddened, angered, amused, and, most of all, informed by this shocking collection of true tales.
By: Billy R Fortner
A subject was sentenced to life in prison for a bombing. The FBI “Mystery Memo” 1968 report of their 3 year and 3 month “intensive investigation” stated the investigation did not develop information on the subject as one of the perpetrators of the bombing.
The critical evidence used in 2001, the tapes, were 37 years old and inaudible, and then fabricated.
Did the subject receive a fair trial?
You experience the sights, the sounds, the smells of a cops days and nights. You hear their words and those of the victims, witnesses and suspects when theyre not reading from a screenwriters script or posturing for the cameras of a reality show. It is populated not with fictional creations but real characters, by every definition of those words.
The events, emotions and language are all served rawno dressing, no garnish. The rookies enthusiasm and optimism, the experienced veterans cynicism, the boredom of routine, the thrill of the pursuit, the satisfaction of a job well done, the frustration when events go bad, the anger, the hilarity, the dark and irreverent sense of humor, all pathways to the Ph. D. in Human Nature every street cop receives in a big city.
Only recently have academic military historians pushed the discipline to explore the impact of war on society. Even so, the publications of official historians remain the central narrative of the national experience. In analyzing where the profession has come from and where it needs to go, Clio's Warriors plays a vital role in the ongoing challenge of writing critical history. It will be an essential addition to the library of all Canadian military historians and students of military history and historiography.