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American Women And World War II

3.96  ·  Rating Details ·  56 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
For the first time, here is a vigorous overview of the diverse roles adopted by women in one of the most crucial periods of 20th century history, as depicted by new reports, magazine articles and personal diaries of the time.
Hardcover, 338 pages
Published February 11th 2009 by Castle Books (first published January 1st 1990)
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Trudy Miner
Jun 28, 2015 Trudy Miner rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is an excellent resource book covering the role of women during World War II from women as nurses, in support positions, as pilots, to women in factories manufacturing wartime materials to women on the homefront. Each section is backed up with photographs and annotated with primary sources.

I was primarily interested in the section on the role of women as nurses in uniform as my mother served as part of the Army Nurse Corps during World War II. I know very little of her experiences since she
May 30, 2011 Brian rated it really liked it
This was an incredibly interesting and informative account of what life was like for American women during WWII. It seemed to cover all areas of life, including those who served in the quasi-military groups (WAVE's, WAAC's. etc.), nurses, war industries, volunteers, and those who followed their husbands serving in the military while stationed in the States, as my own mother did, taking with her my oldest sister Denise, who was born in 1942. Even the literary sources for this book were interestin ...more
S. K.
May 06, 2016 S. K. rated it it was amazing
It it so often that we see history though a male perspective, that we often forget that women have a part to play in it too. Sometimes their roles are silent, sometimes they're quite loud and progressive. This book, through its extensive research and captivating storytelling, shows the female narrative throughout World War II. I was so intrigued, I often forgot that I was learning things I had never heard of before. History classes should take note - women have a lot to do with war and we would ...more
Mar 07, 2011 Katherine rated it it was amazing
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This books is so informational, but not the boring information that you cannot wait for it to end. It is actaully very easy for children to thumb through and find information and it gives good facts and history. A little long, but I would prefer this for a informational source.

Resource: I used this book as a reference for my WWII lesson on Women on the Homefront. The children completed a crossword puzzle using some of the words out of this book as well as telling what the women did in the picutu
Feb 17, 2011 Jacki rated it it was amazing
Living in small rooms, working in factories, and fighting for freedom, this books exhibits the extraodinary efforts of American women. Their lives torn apart by a war, and families barely existing on government rations. The courage shines through with genuine appeal for women who admire our former legacy.
Nov 21, 2014 eaglewings rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. I really enjoy World War II history, and this was a really informative book on the topic strictly pertaining to women. I felt it covered just about every aspect of women's involvement in the war. It was fascinating and I just wanted to keep reading it.
Suzanne Mcintosh
Aug 10, 2015 Suzanne Mcintosh rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: could-not-finish
Dull dull dull. Nuff said.
Sep 28, 2011 Amber rated it really liked it
Really good book about the lives and contributions of American women during WW2.
Daisy Walter
finished, i guess. i can't find it. i must have lost it when we were on the road. good thing it wasn't a library book!
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