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Women heroes of World War II : 26 stories of espionage, sabotage, resistance, and rescue

Author: Kathryn J Atwood; Sarah Olson; Chicago Review Press,
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, 2011. ©2011
Series: Women of action (Chicago, Ill.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Secondary (senior high) school : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Overview: A 2012 VOYA Nonfiction Honor List selection. Noor Inayat Khan was the first female radio operator sent into occupied France and transferred crucial messages. 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Juvenile works
Dust jackets (Bindings)
Biography Juvenile literature
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Biography, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathryn J Atwood; Sarah Olson; Chicago Review Press,
ISBN: 9781556529610 1556529619 9781613745236 1613745230
OCLC Number: 617445780
Notes: "Cover and interior design: Sarah Olson "--Title page verso.
Target Audience: 012-up.
Description: 266 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Part 1: Germany: --
Sophie Scholl: the White Rose --
Maria von Maltzan: the countess who hid Jews --
Part 2: Poland: --
Irene Gut: only a young girl --
Irena Sendler: life in a jar --
Stefania Podgorska: the teen who hid thirteen --
Part 3: France: --
Marie-Madeleine Fourcade: "only a woman" --
Andree Virot: Agent Rose --
Josephine Baker: spy singer --
Magda Trocme: wife, mother, teacher, rescuer --
Part 4: Netherlands: --
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 --
Part 5: Belgium: --
Andree de Jongh: the comet line --
Hortense Daman: partisan courier --
Fernande Keufgens: the teen with the bold voice --
Part 6: Denmark: --
Monica Wichfeld: Irish heroine of the Danish resistance --
Ebba Lund: the girl with the red cap --
Part 7: Great Britain: --
Noor Inayat Khan: royal agent --
Nancy Wake: the white mouse --
Pearl Witherington: the courier who became a leader --
Part 8: United States: --
Virginia Hall: the most dangerous allied agent --
Muriel Phillips: US Army nurse --
Marlene Dietrich: "the only important thing" --
Maria Gulovich: Slovak for the OSS --
Martha Gellhorn: war correspondent --
Acknowledgments --
Glossary --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Women of action (Chicago, Ill.)
Responsibility: Kathryn J. Atwood.

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Overview: A 2012 VOYA Nonfiction Honor List selection. Noor Inayat Khan was the first female radio operator sent into occupied France and transferred crucial messages. 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.

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Amazing and inspiring

by castingcrowns1 (WorldCat user published 2012-04-26) Excellent Permalink

This is the story of 26 amazing and inspiring women. I HIGHLY recommend this book. The stories are divided by countries, each part providing a little information on that country. Some of the women included are: Nancy Wake, Irena Sendler, Corrie ten Boom, Sophie Scholl, Diet Eman, and Irene Gut. At...
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