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

Author: Kathryn J Atwood
Publisher: Chicago : Chicago Review Press, ©2011.
Series: Women of action (Chicago, Ill.)
Edition/Format:   Print 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: Biography
Juvenile works
Dust jackets (Bindings)
Biography Juvenile literature
Juvenile literature
BiographyJuvenile literature
Material Type: Biography, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathryn J Atwood
ISBN: 9781556529610 1556529619 9781613745236 1613745230 9780329810139 0329810138
OCLC Number: 617445780
Target Audience: 012-up.
Description: 266 pages : illustrations, 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 : 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.
Series Title: Women of action (Chicago, Ill.)
Responsibility: Kathryn J. Atwood.

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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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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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