Wednesday, October 11, 2023

The ten best histories of women in WWII

Lena Andrews is the author of Valiant Women: The Extraordinary American Servicewomen Who Helped Win World War II, and a military analyst at the Central Intelligence Agency. A native of Boston, Massachusetts, she received her Ph.D. in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, specializing in international relations and security studies. She has spent more than a decade in foreign policy, and her work has appeared on MSNBC, PBS, CNN, Today, People, and TIME, among many other outlets.

At Publishers Weekly Andrews tagged ten of the best histories of women in WWII, including:
The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line: Untold Stories of the Women Who Changed the Course of World War II by Mari Eder

There are many reasons to love Eder’s contribution to our understanding of women’s participation in WWII, but one of them is the sensibility that she brings to the topic as a retired Army major general. Not only does Eder provide readers with a comprehensive survey of the many ways in which women contributed to winning the war, but her ability to understand and appreciate their experiences comes through on every page.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue