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The Inspiration, Sorrow, and Triumph of the Vietnam Veteran

I met Steve Schaefer in the early years of this decade because of our shared association with Pillars of Honor, a Chicago-based organization dedicated to giving a day of honor to World War II veterans too weak to take their Honor Flight. After my husband and I opened each program with World War II songs, Steve, the Pillars of Honor president, would give a few remarks, always introducing himself... Read more of this blog post »
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Courageous Women of the Vietnam War (History)
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Description: A young adult collective biography featuring women from all sides of the Vietnam War.
Women Heroes of World War II (History)
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The Midwife by Jennifer Worth
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A memoir focusing on the poor of post-war London, some nuns who provided them with medical assistance, and a whole lot of newborns doesn't necessarily sound like a compelling read. But it is phenomenally so. Some of these stories are so real and hear ...more
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Three More Words by Ashley Rhodes-Courter
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I have to admit that I skimmed this book in one evening. I'd read her earlier memoir--beautifully-written, heartbreaking, horrifying--and wanted to know the end of the story. Well, it hasn't ended yet. This sequel shows that real life doesn't tie up ...more
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The Midwife by Jennifer Worth
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A memoir focusing on the poor of post-war London, some nuns who provided them with medical assistance, and a whole lot of newborns doesn't necessarily sound like a compelling read. But it is phenomenally so. Some of these stories are so real and hear ...more
The Midwife by Jennifer Worth
"Very enjoyable. It's easy to see where the t.v. series gets its heart."
The Midwife by Jennifer Worth
"10/30/12 This is now an awesome series on PBS, which my mother and I are watching together.

This book is very memorable and heartbreaking--a well-written memoir that brings to life the East End of London in the 1950's. I never gave this book to my..." Read more of this review »
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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
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This book is in my top-five favorites list. When I was in high school one of the better teachers there taught a class on this book and I'll never forget his pointing out the very prescient early line: "the courthouse sagged in the square."

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Nightmare in Berlin by Hans Fallada
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This stark, gritty, beautifully written book grapples with the issue of collective German guilt and the weighty malaise that descended on a nation violently woken from the Nazi nightmare following Germany's defeat in WWII. Did the average German know ...more
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Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote
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I enjoyed the work of two genius writers while reading this: Truman Capote and screenwriter George Axelrod. I'd never previously read anything by the former but have long enjoyed the work of the latter, via repeated viewings of the film adaptation. A ...more
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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
Kathryn J. Atwood

“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.”
Kathryn J. Atwood, Women Heroes of World War I: 16 Remarkable Resisters, Soldiers, Spies, and Medics

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