Monday, April 8, 2013

Women in WWII

The folks here at abcreads just devoured Elizabeth Wein's extraordinary Code Name Verity, a young adult novel about female spies and pilots during WWII. What a great read! This wonderfully written story of friendship and great courage made us curious about the different occupations of women during the war. For those who, like us, are wishing to learn more about the role of women during that pivotal era, here are some related titles you might enjoy:

The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II by Denise Kiernan

A Train in Winter: An Extraordinary Story of Women, Friendship, and Resistance in Occupied France by Caroline Moorehead

A Life in Secrets: Vera Atkins and the Missing Agents of WWII by Sarah Helm

Women Heroes of World War II: 26 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Resistance, and Rescue by Kathryn J. Atwood

The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter: The Story of Three Million Working Women During World War II by Miriam Frank, Marilyn Ziebarth, and Connie Field

109 East Palace: Robert Oppenheimer and the Secret City of Los Alamos by Jennet Conant

Good-bye to the Mermaids: A Childhood Lost in Hitler's Berlin by Karin Finell


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