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Valiant women : the extraordinary American servicewomen who helped win World War II  Cover Image Book Book

Valiant women : the extraordinary American servicewomen who helped win World War II / Lena Andrews.

Andrews, Lena S., (author.).


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  • ISBN: 9780063088337
  • ISBN: 0063088339
  • Physical Description: ix, 351 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Mariner Books, [2023]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-332) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Pt. I: The problem -- "The fighting Filipinos": The war arrives -- "They can't do any more, but you can": The arsenal of democracy -- "I'm in this war too!": Women's Army Auxiliary Corps -- "Release a man to fight!": Building the WAAC -- "Bring him home sooner, join the WAVES": Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Service -- "Wish I could join too!": Building the WAVES -- "Your duty ashore, his afloat": Marine Corps Women's Reserve and Coast Guard SPARS -- "The Army air forces want you!": Women's airforce service pilots -- "Are you a girl with a star-spangled heart?": Recruiting and training WAACs -- "Learn a skill you'll value all your life": Black women join the WAAC -- "That was the day I joined the WAVES": Recruiting and training sailors -- "The girl of the year is a SPAR": SPARS and MCWR recruitment and training -- "If you want to fly": Recruiting and training the WASPs -- "Someone talked!": Rumors -- pt. II: The solution -- "Going where we're needed most!": North Africa -- "Don't miss your great opportunity": Italy -- "Which one of these jobs would you like?": Stateside service -- "Have you got what it takes to fill an important job like this?": Disappointment and disillusionment -- "Make a date with Uncle Sam": Controversy -- "Now is the time to investigate the opportunities offered": Court-martials -- "Give us more P-47's": WASPs in the field -- "WACs are going places!": France -- "I'd rather be with them--than waiting": Europe -- "Blueprint for victory": The Pacific -- "To make men free": Victory won.
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 > Women > United States.
World War, 1939-1945 > Participation, Female.
Women soldiers > History > 20th century.
Women in combat > History > 20th century.
Women > United States > History > 20th century.
World War, 1939-1945 > United States.
Genre: Informational works.
Illustrated works.

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  • 14 of 23 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Poplar Bluff Municipal Library District. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Poplar Bluff - Main Library.


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Memorial: In Memory Of: Dr. William Traxel, Jr. Presented By: Mr. and Mrs. Jay Githens.
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