... unabashedly patriotic ... plenty of insightful anecdotes. She is always brutally honest, even when recounting instances of messing up (and there are some real doozies). Equally effective are the stories that highlight her considerable leadership skills ... Throughout, McGrath candidly describes the horrors of war and the physical, emotional, and spiritual struggles she has faced. Then, events speed up: a job at the Pentagon, a child, a master’s degree, another child, a promotion, a professorship at Annapolis, a third child, and her unsuccessful bid for Congress. This account ends with the January 6, 2020, Capitol attacks, but there’s little doubt that readers will be hearing more about McGrath in years to come.