9781613745236

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

by
  • ISBN13:

    9781613745236

  • ISBN10:

    1613745230

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-08-01
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press
  • Purchase Benefits
List Price: $15.95

Summary

Organized by country, this historical exploration includes stories of girls and women from across Europe and the United States who risked their lives to perform extremely dangerous acts against the Nazis during World War II. The 26 profiles bring to life courageous women such as Noor Inayat Khan, a radio operator who parachuted into occupied France and transferred crucial messages; Johtje Vos, the Dutch housewife who hid Jews in her home and was repeatedly interrogated by the Gestapo; and Hannie Schaft, a Dutch law student who became involved in the most dangerous resistance worksabotage, weapons transference, and assassinations. The profiles are written using dialogue, direct quotes, and document excerpts to lend authenticity and immediacy. Each profile includes one or more informative sidebars and is followed by a list of relevant books, websites, and films, making it an attractive resource for teachers, parents, and libraries.

Author Biography

Kathryn J. Atwood is the editor of Code Name Pauline and a writer who has contributed to BookPleasures.com; Midwest Book Review; PopMatters.com; and War, Literature, and the Arts. She lives in the suburbs of Chicago.

Rewards Program

Reviews for Women Heroes of World War II 26 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Resistance, and Rescue (9781613745236)