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Author Atwood, Kathryn J.

Title Women heroes of World War II : 26 stories of espionage, sabotage, resistance, and rescue / Kathryn J. Atwood.

Imprint Chicago : Chicago Review Press, c2011.

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Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Eureka Young Adult Non-Fiction  YA940.54 Atw    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description 266 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Audience 012-up.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-258) and index.
Summary These twenty-six suspense-filled stories unfold from across Germany, Poland, Great Britain, the United States, and more, providing an inspiring reminder of women and girls' refusal to sit on the sidelines around the world and throughout history.
Contents Sophie Scholl : the White Rose -- Maria von Maltzan : the countess who hid Jews -- Irene Gut : "only a young girl" -- Irena Sendler : life in a jar -- Stefania Podgorska : the teen who hid thirteen -- Marie-Madeleine Fourcade : "only a woman" -- Andre╠irot : Agent Rose -- Josephine Baker : spy singer -- Magda Trocme╠wife, mother, teacher, rescuer -- Diet Eman : courier for the Dutch resistance -- Hannie Schaft : the symbol of the resistance -- Johtje Vos : a group effort -- Corrie ten Boom : watchmaker, rescuer, reconciler -- Andre╠e Jongh : the comet line -- Hortense Daman : partisan courier -- Fernande Keufgens : the teen with the bold voice -- Monica Wichfeld : heroine of the Danish resistance -- Ebba Lund : the girl with the red cap -- Noor Inayat Khan : royal spy -- Nancy Wake : the white mouse -- Pearl Witherington : the courier who became a leader -- Virginia Hall : the greatest American spy -- Muriel Phillips : U.S. Army nurse -- Marlene Dietrich : "the only important thing" -- Maria Gulovich : Slovak for the OSS -- Martha Gellhorn : war correspondent.
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Women -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Female -- Juvenile literature.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- Juvenile literature.
ISBN 9781556529610 (hbk.)

 
    
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