Kara Dixon Vuic

Kara Dixon Vuic is the inaugural LCpl. Benjamin W. Schmidt Professor of War, Conflict, and Society in Twentieth-Century America at Texas Christian University. Her book Officer, Nurse, Woman: The Army Nurse Corps in the Vietnam War won the Lavinia L. Dock Book Award from the American Association for the History of Nursing and was a Finalist for the Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Writing Award. She advised and appeared in the PBS documentary USO: For the Troops and the TLC series Who Do You Think You Are? and created an oral history collection for the Vietnam Center and Archive at Texas Tech University.

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Cover: The Girls Next Door: Bringing the Home Front to the Front LinesThe Girls Next Door: Bringing the Home Front to the Front LinesVuic, Kara DixonHARDCOVER02/04/2019$29.95
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Book Club Spotlight: The Privileged Poor

As students around the world deliberate their options for further education, only made more challenging in a pandemic, we’re reminded that getting in is only half the battle. In The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students, Anthony Abraham Jack asks how—and why—do disadvantaged students struggle at elite colleges? What can schools can do differently if these students are to thrive? As back to school season begins, we spoke to two university book clubs that read and discussed The Privileged Poor this summer.