The Girls Who Stepped out of Line: Untold Stories of the Women Who Changed the Course of World War II
The Girls Who Stepped out of Line: Untold Stories of the Women Who Changed the Course of World War II
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Annotation: For fans of Radium Girlsand history and WWII buffs, The Girls Who Stepped Out of Linetakes you inside the lives and expe... more
Catalog Number: #288587
Format: Publisher's Hardcover
No other formats available
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc
Copyright Date: 2021
Edition Date: 2021
Pages: 400
Availability: Pre-Order Now (Available: 08/03/21)
New Title: Yes
ISBN: 1-7282-3092-6
ISBN 13: 978-1-7282-3092-4
Dewey: 940
Language: English
Reading Level: 6.0
Interest Level: 9+

For fans of Radium Girlsand history and WWII buffs, The Girls Who Stepped Out of Linetakes 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 Lineare 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. Liane B. Russellfled Austria with nothing and later became a renowned U.S. scientist whose research on the effects of radiation on embryos made a difference to thousands of lives. Gena Turgelwas a prisoner who worked in the hospital at Bergen-Belsen and cared for the young Anne Frank, who was dying of typhus. Gena survived and went on to write a memoir and spent her life educating children about the Holocaust. Ida and Louise Cookwere British sisters who repeatedly smuggled out jewelry and furs and served as sponsors for refugees, and they also established temporary housing for immigrant families in London. 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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