Kathryn J. Atwood

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Kathryn J. Atwood has written multiple young adult collective biographies on women and war for the Chicago Review Press. She has been seen on America: Facts vs. Fiction; heard on BBC America; published in the Historian and War, Literature & the Arts; and featured as a guest speaker at the Harold Washington Library in Chicago, the First Division Museum at Cantigny Park, and the Atlanta History Center.

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Audrey, Jimmy, and The Second World War: Two Book Reviews

Having grown up with Dutch grandparents, a WWII flier father, and a sister who inspired me with her love of classic film, I couldnt pass up the chance to review two of Robert Matzens books regarding Hollywood stars whose lives were permanently altered by the Second World War: Dutch Girl: Audrey Hepburn and World War II and Mission: Jimmy Stewart and the Fight for Europe.

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Courageous Women of the Vietnam War (History)
2 chapters   —   updated Mar 13, 2018 09:41AM
Description: A young adult collective biography featuring women from all sides of the Vietnam War.
Women Heroes of World War II (History)
5 chapters   —   updated Aug 31, 2013 06:43PM
Description: Opening excerpts from various chapters.

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Courageous Women of the Vietnam War by Kathryn J. Atwood
""Vietnam is like a huge jigsaw puzzle where none of the pieces fit"
Today, I digress from WWII. March is Women's History Month and today is International Women's Day, a time for celebrating women and their achievements. In this book about women in..." Read more of this review »
Women Heroes of World War II by Kathryn J. Atwood
"All evil needs to triumph is for good men [and women] to sit and do nothing."- Sir Edmund Burke.
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Code Name Pauline by Pearl Witherington Cornioley
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“But most of these women -- the famous and the obscure -- had one thing in common: they did not think of themselves as heroes. They followed their consciences, saw something that needed to be done, and they did it. And all of them helped win a war, even though many of them paid the ultimate price for their contribution. But their sacrifice was not in vain, especially if their courage continues to inspire others to fight injustice and evil wherever they find it.
--From Women Heroes of WWII
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“Ironically, the memory of the women heroes of World War I was largely eclipsed by the very women they had inspired. The more blatant evil enacted into law by Nazi Germany during the Second World War ensured that those who fought against it would continue to fascinate long after the first war had become a vague, unpleasant memory—one brought to mind only by fading photographs of serious, helmeted young men standing in sandbagged trenches or smiling young women in ankle-length nursing uniforms, or by the presence of poppies in Remembrance Day ceremonies.”
Kathryn J. Atwood, Women Heroes of World War I: 16 Remarkable Resisters, Soldiers, Spies, and Medics

“During the conflict that was placed before them, they not only gained the gratitude of many in their own generation but they proved, for the first time on a global scale, the enormous value of a woman’s contribution, paving the way for future generations of women to do the same.”
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