9781556529610

Women Heroes of World War II 26 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Resistance, and Rescue

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    9781556529610

  • ISBN10:

    1556529619

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2011-03-01
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press

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Bringing to life such courageous women as Nora Baker, a princess who became a pilot and an essential part of the French Resistance; Elvira Chaudoir, a party-girl double agent whoalmost single-handedly prevented an additional 15,000 German soldiers from reaching the beaches of Normandy; and Hannie Schaft, a Dutch law student who became involved in the most dangerous resistance work--sabotage, weapons transference, and assassinations, these 26 profiles provide refreshing images of women as war heroes. The engaging and suspense-filled stories of brave girls and women from Germany, Poland, the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Denmark, Great Britain, and the United States are told through the use of dialogue, direct quotes, and document excerpts to lend authenticity and immediacy. Introductory material opens each section to provide solid historical context, and each profile includes informative sidebars and "Learn More" lists of relevant books, Web sites, films, and more, making this a fabulous resource for students, teachers, parents, libraries, and homeschoolers.

Author Biography

Kathryn J. Atwood is an educator and writer. She has contributed to War, Literature, and the Arts, PopMatters.com, Midwest Book Review, and Women’s Independent Press.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Germanyp. 9
The White Rosep. 14
The Countess Who Hid Jewsp. 24
Polandp. 31
ôOnly a Young Girlöp. 35
Life in a Jarp. 43
The Teen Who Hid Thirteenp. 49
Francep. 57
ôOnly a Womanöp. 61
Agent Rosep. 68
Spy Singerp. 75
Wife, Mother, Teacher, Rescuerp. 82
The Netherlandsp. 89
Courier for the Dutch Resistancep. 94
The Symbol of the Resistancep. 102
A Group Effortp. 109
Watchmaker, Rescuer, Reconcilerp. 116
Belgiump. 125
The Comet Linep. 129
Partisan Courierp. 135
The Teen with the Bold Voicep. 141
Denmarkp. 147
Irish Heroine of the Danish Resistancep. 151
The Girl with the Red Capp. 158
Great Britainp. 165
Royal Agentp. 170
The White Mousep. 177
The Courier Who Became a Leaderp. 184
The United Statesp. 193
The Most Dangerous Allied Agentp. 197
U.S. Army Nursep. 204
ôThe Only Important Thingöp. 213
Slovak for the OSSp. 221
War Correspondentp. 229
Acknowledgmentsp. 239
Glossaryp. 241
Notesp. 247
Bibliographyp. 255
Indexp. 259
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