Our Mothers' War American Women at Home and at the Front During World War II

ISBN-10: 0743245164

ISBN-13: 9780743245166

Edition: 2005

Authors: Emily Yellin

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Our Mothers' Waris an eye-opening and moving portrait of women during World War II, a war that forever transformed the way women participate in American society. Never before has the vast range of women's experiences during this pivotal era been brought together in one book. Now,Our Mothers' Warre-creates what American women from all walks of life were doing and thinking, on the home front and abroad. These heartwarming and sometimes heartbreaking accounts of the women we have known as mothers, aunts, and grandmothers reveal facets of their lives that have usually remained unmentioned and unappreciated. Our Mothers' Wargives center stage to one of WWII's most essential fighting forces: the women of America, whose extraordinary bravery, strength, and humanity shine through on every page.
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List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 3/7/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Emily Yellin is the author of Our Mothers' War, and was a longtime contributor to the New York Times. She has also written for Time, the Washington Post, the International Herald Tribune, Newsweek, Smithsonian Magazine, and other publications. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in English literature and received a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University. She currently lives in Memphis, Tennessee.

Prologue: For Carol Lynn: Unearthing Our Mothers' War Years
To Bring Him Home Safely: Wives, Mothers, and Sisters of Servicemen
Soldiers Without Guns: Female Defense Industry Workers
Putting Up a Good Front: Female Entertainers, Fictional Characters, and Icons
This Man's Army: WACs
On Duty at Home: WAVES, SPARs, Marines, and WASPs
Save His Life and Find Your Own: Volunteers, Land Army, Red Cross Girls, and Nurses
Jane Crow: African-American Women
Behind Enemy Lines: Spies, Propaganda Workers, and Those Who Worked for the Enemy
A Question of Loyalty: Japanese-American Women
Qualified Successes: Politicians, Journalists, Doctors, Baseball Players, and Other Professional Women
The "Wrong Kind" of Woman: Prostitutes, Unwed Mothers, and Lesbians
A War Within the War: Right-Wing, Anti-Semitic Mothers' Groups and Jewish-American Women
Inside the Secret City: Wives and WACs in Los Alamos
Epilogue: Their Legacy: Our Mothers' War Years Resounding Through Our Lives
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