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The Resource The girls who stepped out of line : untold stories of the women who changed the course of World War II, by Major Mari K. Eder, U.S. Army, Retired

The girls who stepped out of line : untold stories of the women who changed the course of World War II, by Major Mari K. Eder, U.S. Army, Retired

Label
The girls who stepped out of line : untold stories of the women who changed the course of World War II
Title
The girls who stepped out of line
Title remainder
untold stories of the women who changed the course of World War II
Statement of responsibility
by Major Mari K. Eder, U.S. Army, Retired
Title variation
Untold stories of the women who changed the course of World War II
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For fans of Radium Girls and history and WWII buffs, 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. The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line are the heroes of the Greatest Generation that you hardly ever hear about. These women who did extraordinary things didn't expect thanks and shied away from medals and recognition. Despite their amazing accomplishments, they've gone mostly unheralded and unrewarded. No longer. These are the women of World War II who served, fought, struggled, and made things happen--in and out of uniform. Young Hilda Eisen was captured twice by the Nazis and twice escaped, going on to fight with the Resistance in Poland. Determined to survive, she and her husband later emigrated to the U.S. where they became entrepreneurs and successful business leaders. Ola Mildred Rexroat was the only Native American woman pilot to serve with the Women's Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) in World War II. She persisted against all odds--to earn her silver wings and fly, helping train other pilots and gunners. Ida and Louise Cook were British sisters and opera buffs who smuggled Jews out of Germany, often wearing their jewelry and furs, to help with their finances. They served as sponsors for refugees, and established temporary housing for immigrant families in London. Alice Marble was a grand-slam winning tennis star who found her own path to serve during the war--she was an editor with Wonder Woman comics, played tennis exhibitions for the troops, and undertook a dangerous undercover mission to expose Nazi theft. After the war she was instrumental in desegregating women's professional tennis. Others also stepped out of line--as cartographers, spies, combat nurses, and troop commanders. 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"--
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Biography type
collective biography
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DLC
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Eder, Mari K
Dewey number
940.54082
Index
no index present
LC call number
D810.W7
LC item number
E34 2022
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print history fact and fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Heroes
  • Large type books
  • Armed Forces
  • Employees
  • Heroes
  • Large type books
  • Military participation
  • Refugees
  • Women
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The girls who stepped out of line : untold stories of the women who changed the course of World War II, by Major Mari K. Eder, U.S. Army, Retired
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Publication
Note
"The text of this large print edition is unabridged. Other aspects of the book may vary from the original edition."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
585 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432895327
Lccn
2021048536
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1275368219
  • (OCoLC)on1275368219
Label
The girls who stepped out of line : untold stories of the women who changed the course of World War II, by Major Mari K. Eder, U.S. Army, Retired
Publication
Note
"The text of this large print edition is unabridged. Other aspects of the book may vary from the original edition."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
585 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432895327
Lccn
2021048536
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1275368219
  • (OCoLC)on1275368219

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