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Author Eder, Mari K., author.

Title The girls who stepped out of line : untold stories of the women who changed the course of World War II / Major General Mari K. Eder.

Publication Info. Naperville : Sourcebooks, [2021]

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 GDL Casa Verdugo Library Non-Fiction    940.5309 EDE    Available
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Description 378 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-378).
Summary "The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line takes you inside the lives and experiences of 15 unknown women heroes from the Greatest Generation, the women who served, fought, struggled, and made things happen during WWII--in and out of uniform, for theirs is a legacy destined to embolden generations of women to come. Liane B. Russell fled Austria with nothing and later became a renowned U.S. scientist whose research on the effects of radiation on embryos made a difference to thousands of lives. Gena Turgel was a prisoner who worked in the hospital at Bergen-Belsen and cared for the young Anne Frank, who was dying of typhus. Gena survived and went on to write a memoir and spent her life educating children about the Holocaust. Ida and Louise Cook were British sisters who repeatedly smuggled out jewelry and furs and served as sponsors for refugees, and they also established temporary housing for immigrant families in London. Retired U.S. Army Major General Mari K. Eder wrote this book because she knew their stories needed to be told--and the sooner the better. For theirs is a legacy destined to embolden generations of women to come"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Wonder woman -- What the next day brings -- The life of a warrior -- A good influence -- The limping lady -- Falling angels -- Inside of time -- The torchbearer of freedom -- Love conquers all -- We followed our stars -- Power maps -- Code secrets -- Wind and sand -- The golden hour -- High morale -- Return to normal -- No more firsts -- It starts today.
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Women -- Biography.
United States -- Armed Forces -- Women -- Biography.
United States. Office of Strategic Services -- Officials and employees -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Refugees -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Female.
Heroes -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Added Title Untold stories of the women who changed the course of World War II
ISBN 9781728230924 (hardcover)
1728230926 (hardcover)
9781728242729 (trade paperback)
172824272X (trade paperback)

 
    
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