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Women Heroes of World War II
Women Heroes of World War II ›
By Kathryn Atwood, Foreword by Muriel Phillips Engelman

EPUB, Mobipocket, PDF

Estimated Release Date Aug 2019

In this expanded edition, readers will encounter six new profiles of amazing women, as well as a new section on the Soviet Union. Noor Inayat Khan was the first female radio operator sent into occupied France and transferred crucial messages to the Resistance. Johtje Vos, a Dutch housewife, hid Jews in her home and repeatedly outsmarted the Gestapo. Law student Hannie Schaft became involved in the most dangerous resistance work—sabotage, weapons transference, and assassinations. In these pages, young readers will meet these and many other similarly courageous women and girls who risked their lives to help defeat the Nazis. An overview of World War II and summaries of each country's involvement provide a framework for better understanding each woman's unique circumstances, and resources for further learning follow each profile.

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Women of Action

Women of Action is a lively, accessible biography series that introduces readers ages 12 through adult to women and girls of courage and conviction throughout the ages. From famous names to those lost to history, from women of the past to those actively breaking new ground today, these dramatic and adventurous rebels and dreamers who built, led, flew, marched, rode, invented, discovered, worked, fought, agitated, and changed our world. Each book includes photographs, source notes, a bibliography, and other resources. Many featuring living women are based on extensive original interviews. A treasure trove of primary source and research material, the Women of Action series is an invaluable addition to any student or history buff's bookshelf.