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Laura Fairchild Brodie
Laura Fairchild Brodie

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Laura Fairchild Brodie, who served on one of VMI's assimilation committees, received her B.A. from Harvard and her Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. She has taught at the University of Virginia, Hollins College, VMI, and Washington and Lee University. With her husband and three young daughters, she lives in Lexington, Virginia.

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Breaking Out
VMI and the Coming of Women
Written by Laura Fairchild Brodie

Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 15, 2001
Price: $14.00

Brodie takes us into the meetings where every aspect of life at VMI was analyzed from the per-spective of a woman's presence: housing, clothing, haircuts, dating, and the infamous "Ratline"—the months of physical exertion, minimal sleep, and verbal harassment to which entering cadets are subjected. Throughout the process the administration's aim... Read more >
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Breaking Out
VMI and the Coming of Women
Written by Laura Fairchild Brodie

Format: eBook, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 24, 2010
Price: $11.99

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