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Women at war : the women of World War II- at home, at work, on the Front Line
Lewis, Brenda Ralph.
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Publication Information:
Pleasantville, NY : Reader's Digest, [2002]

Physical Description:
256 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
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D810.W7 L47 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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In a work written with profound insight and admiration, Lewis celebrates the wives, mothers, sisters and daughters who bravely stepped into the breach created by World War II and explores how their experiences changed lives ever after for both sexes. With heartfelt personal stories and 200 evocative period photos.

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School Library Journal Review

Adult/High School-Beginning with the years directly preceding the conflict, this book documents the changes in women's roles and their importance during the war years. Themes include the willingness of women to help in the war effort however they could; the prejudices they encountered working at historically all-male jobs; the particular hostility directed toward black women in the U.S.; and the positive self-image that resulted from participation in the workforce, armed forces, and other fields, which carried over into the 1960's women's movement. The emphasis is on the U.S., although Great Britain and Canada are also discussed, and other countries, such as Russia, are mentioned. Personal reminiscences enliven the text, and numerous photographs, illustrations, and reproductions of posters give a feeling for the period. Easy to read and to understand, this is an informative book.-Pam Johnson, Fairfax County Public Library, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.