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A woman's war, too : women at work during World War II
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245 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
The Beginning -- A Long Way From Home -- Internment, Resettlement, and Advocating for Peace -- Witnessing the War Emerge -- Within the German Resistance Movement -- War Production, North Africa, and the Aleutian Islands -- Carol the Riveter, Millie the Miner, and the WOWs -- Accompanying General Eisenhower and the Troops into Africa -- Fighter Planes: Women Who Flew Them and Built Them -- Semper Paratus, Always Ready -- Lives Lost on US Soil: The Aleutian Islands -- The Home Front -- Betty Crocker, Wives, and Mothers -- On the Farm -- Between "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" and "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" -- Radar Research and Navy Intelligence -- Life of a WAC Stateside -- The War in Europe -- D-Day and the Liberation of Paris -- The 28th General Hospital During D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge -- Liberation of Dachau -- War Bride -- Civilian Relief in Italy and Austria -- The Pacific Theater and End of the War -- Serving in the Pacific Theater -- Cryptographers and Spies -- The Manhattan Project -- Hiroshima -- Postwar.
During World War II, women in Minnesota-like women across the country-made bold, unconventional, and important contributions to the war effort. They enlisted in all branches of the military and worked for the military as civilians. They labored in factories, mines, and shipyards. They were also tireless peace activists, and they worked to relocate interned Japanese American citizens and European refugees. They served as cryptologists, journalists, pilots, riveters, factory workers, nurses, entertainers, and spies. This rich chronological account relates dramatic stories of women discovering their own potential in a time of national need, surprising themselves and others-and setting the roots of second-wave feminism. --