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The girls who stepped out of line : untold stories of the women who changed the course of World War II / Major General Mari K. Eder, U.S. Army, Retired.

Eder, Mari K., (author.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 3 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

Current holds

1 current hold with 3 total copies.

Summary:

"The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line takes you inside the lives and experiences of 15 unknown women heroes from the Greatest Generation, the women who served, fought, struggled, and made things happen during WWII-in and out of uniform, for theirs is a legacy destined to embolden generations of women to come. Liane B. Russell fled Austria with nothing and later became a renowned U.S. scientist whose research on the effects of radiation on embryos made a difference to thousands of lives. Gena Turgel was a prisoner who worked in the hospital at Bergen-Belsen and cared for the young Anne Frank, who was dying of typhus. Gena survived and went on to write a memoir and spent her life educating children about the Holocaust. Ida and Louise Cook were British sisters who repeatedly smuggled out jewelry and furs and served as sponsors for refugees, and they also established temporary housing for immigrant families in London. Retired U.S. Army Major General Mari K. Eder wrote this book because she knew their stories needed to be told--and the sooner the better. For theirs is a legacy destined to embolden generations of women to come."
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library 940.53092 EDE 2021 (Text) 33892100750356 Adult New Books Book None 08/30/2021 Checked out 09/21/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781728230924
  • ISBN: 9781728242729
  • Physical Description: 378 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Naperville : Sourcebooks, [2021]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [311]-378).
Summary, etc.:
"The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line takes you inside the lives and experiences of 15 unknown women heroes from the Greatest Generation, the women who served, fought, struggled, and made things happen during WWII-in and out of uniform, for theirs is a legacy destined to embolden generations of women to come. Liane B. Russell fled Austria with nothing and later became a renowned U.S. scientist whose research on the effects of radiation on embryos made a difference to thousands of lives. Gena Turgel was a prisoner who worked in the hospital at Bergen-Belsen and cared for the young Anne Frank, who was dying of typhus. Gena survived and went on to write a memoir and spent her life educating children about the Holocaust. Ida and Louise Cook were British sisters who repeatedly smuggled out jewelry and furs and served as sponsors for refugees, and they also established temporary housing for immigrant families in London. Retired U.S. Army Major General Mari K. Eder wrote this book because she knew their stories needed to be told--and the sooner the better. For theirs is a legacy destined to embolden generations of women to come." --Provided by publisher.
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 > Women > Biography.
United States > Armed Forces > Women > Biography.
United States. Office of Strategic Services > Officials and employees > Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 > Refugees > Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 > Participation, Female.
Heroes > Biography.

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