Courageous Women of the Vietnam War Medics, Journalists, Survivors, and More

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2021-08-17
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press

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Readers are introduced to courageous women and girls who risked their lives through their involvement in the conflict in Vietnam. These women served in dangerous roles as medics, journalists, resisters, and revolutionaries. Through their varied experiences and perspectives, young readers gain insight into the many facets of this tragic and complex conflict.

Author Biography

Kathryn J. Atwood is the author of Women Heroes of World War I, Women Heroes of World War II, and Women Heroes of World War II—Pacific Theater as well as the editor of Code Name Pauline: Memoirs of a World War II Special Agent. She has contributed to The Historian; War, Literature, and the Arts; and the Des Plaines River Anthology. Visit her online at www.kathrynatwood.com. Diane Carlson Evans was a captain in the US Army Nurse Corps from 1966 to 1972, serving in Vietnam in 1968 and 1969. She is the founder and president of the Vietnam Women’s Memorial Foundation and speaks nationally about the experience of women in wartime.

Table of Contents

      Foreword by Diane Carlson Evans, captain, Army Nurse Corps, 1966–1972
Part I: 1945–1956, Ho Chi Minh’s Revolution
      Xuan Phuong: Young Revolutionary
      Geneviève de Galard: “I Only Did My Duty”
Part II: 1957–1964, Ngo Dinh Diem’s Civil War
      Le Ly Hayslip: “Freedom Is Never a Gift”
      Bobbi Hovis: Witness to History
Part III: 1965–1968, Lyndon B. Johnson’s American War
      Kay Wilhelmy: American Survivor
      Jurate Kazickas: “What's a Woman Like You Doing out Here?"
      Iris Mary Roser: Australian Relief Worker
Part IV: 1969–1970, Richard M. Nixon’s “Peace”
      Anne Koch: “I Knew in My Heart That I Had to Go”
      Dang Thuy Tram: Communist Field Surgeon
      Lynda Van Devanter: “Why Do They Have to Die?”
Part V: 1971–1975, Endings and Beginnings
      Kate Webb: Captive Journalist
      Joan Baez: Protest Singer
      Tracy Wood: “They’re the Story”
      Kim Phuc: Running from War


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