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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 : Chicago Review Press, ©2011
Series: Women of action (Chicago, Ill.)
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : Secondary (senior high) school : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Dust jackets (Bindings)
Biography
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Biography Juvenile literature
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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 "--t.p. verso.
Target Audience: 012-up.
Description: 266 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
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" --
Andrée Virot : Agent Rose --
Josephine Baker : spy singer --
Magda Trocmé : 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 --
Andrée de Jongh : the comet line --
Hortense Daman : partisan courier --
Fernande Keufgens : the teen with the bold voice --
Monica Wichfeld : Irish heroine of the Danish resistance --
Ebba Lund : the girl with the red cap --
Noor Inayat Khan : royal agent --
Nancy Wake : the white mouse --
Pearl Witherington : the courier who became a leader --
Virginia Hall : the most dangerous allied agent --
Muriel Phillips : U.S. Army nurse --
Marlene Dietrich : "the only important thing" --
Maria Gulovich : Slovak for the OSS --
Martha Gellhorn : war correspondent.
Series Title: Women of action (Chicago, Ill.)
Responsibility: Kathryn J. Atwood.

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Organized by country, this historical exploration includes stories of girls and women from across Europe and the United States who risked their lives to perform extremely dangerous acts against the  Read more...

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"Inspiring accounts of the lives of women -- some of them still in their teens -- whose courage made a difference in the dark days of World War II." -- Rita Kramer, author of "Flames in the Field: Read more...

 
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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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