American Women And World War II
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American Women And World War II

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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 March 31st 1990)
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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
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...more
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.
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!
Really good book about the lives and contributions of American women during WW2.
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