Women Heroes of  World War I

Women Heroes of World War I

16 Remarkable Resisters, Soldiers, Spies, and Medics

Book - 2014
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A commemoration of brave yet largely forgotten women who served in the First World War

 

In time for the 2014 centennial of the start of the Great War, this book brings to life the brave and often surprising exploits of 16 fascinating women from around the world who served their countries at a time when most of them didn't even have the right to vote. Readers meet 17-year-old Frenchwoman Emilienne Moreau, who assisted the Allies as a guide and set up a first-aid post in her home to attend to the wounded; Russian peasant Maria Bochkareva, who joined the Imperial Russian Army by securing the personal permission of Tsar Nicholas II, was twice wounded in battle and decorated for bravery, and created and led the all-women combat unit the "Women's Battalion of Death" on the eastern front; and American journalist Madeleine Zabriskie Doty, who risked her life to travel twice to Germany during the war in order to report back the truth, whatever the cost. These and other suspense-filled stories of brave girls and women are told through the use of engaging narrative, dialogue, direct quotes, and document and diary excerpts to lend authenticity and immediacy. Introductory material opens each section to provide solid historical context, and each profile includes informative sidebars and "Learn More" lists of relevant books and websites, making this a fabulous resource for students, teachers, parents, libraries, and homeschoolers.

Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Chicago Review Press, 2014.
ISBN: 9781613746868
1613746865
Characteristics: 246 pages :,illustrations, portraits ;,23 cm

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Jul 27, 2015

This is a simple account of the lives of 16 women heroes of World War I. It does include some interesting dialogue and direct quotes which makes the book somewhat interesting but overall it is not an in-depth examination but rather a cursory look at these 16 women ( and perhaps better suited for the library's junior designation).

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