Women Heroes Of World War I: 16 Remarkable Resisters, Soldiers, Spies, And Medics by Kathryn J. AtwoodWomen Heroes Of World War I: 16 Remarkable Resisters, Soldiers, Spies, And Medics by Kathryn J. Atwood

Women Heroes Of World War I: 16 Remarkable Resisters, Soldiers, Spies, And Medics

byKathryn J. Atwood

Hardcover | June 1, 2014

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A commemoration of brave yet largely forgotten women who served in the First World War

 

In time for the 2014 centennial of the start of the Great War, this book brings to life the brave and often surprising exploits of 16 fascinating women from around the world who served their countries at a time when most of them didn’t even have the right to vote. Readers meet 17-year-old Frenchwoman Emilienne Moreau, who assisted the Allies as a guide and set up a first-aid post in her home to attend to the wounded; Russian peasant Maria Bochkareva, who joined the Imperial Russian Army by securing the personal permission of Tsar Nicholas II, was twice wounded in battle and decorated for bravery, and created and led the all-women combat unit the “Women’s Battalion of Death” on the eastern front; and American journalist Madeleine Zabriskie Doty, who risked her life to travel twice to Germany during the war in order to report back the truth, whatever the cost. These and other suspense-filled stories of brave girls and women are told through the use of engaging narrative, dialogue, direct quotes, and document and diary excerpts to lend authenticity and immediacy. Introductory material opens each section to provide solid historical context, and each profile includes informative sidebars and “Learn More” lists of relevant books and websites, making this a fabulous resource for students, teachers, parents, libraries, and homeschoolers.

Kathryn J. Atwood is the author of Women Heroes of World War II and the editor of Code Name Pauline: Memoirs of a World War II Special Agent. She has contributed to War, Literature, and the Arts; PopMatters.com; and Women’s Independent Press. She lives near Chicago.
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Title:Women Heroes Of World War I: 16 Remarkable Resisters, Soldiers, Spies, And MedicsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.89 inPublished:June 1, 2014Publisher:Chicago Review PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1613746865

ISBN - 13:9781613746868

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Collections of Stories This was a excellent collection of very empowering women during World War One. I had never heard of any of the women in this book but there actions during the war were told very well and are inspiring. I loved the summary at the ends of what happened to them after the war, it doesn’t just end abruptly leaving you wondering what happened to them when the war was over.
Date published: 2018-05-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Women Heroes What an intriguing and well written look at the lives of women during WWI. Atwood selects the stories of 16 women to showcase the strength and trials of those who chose the difficult path at a time when it was even more difficult. I found the stories well written, really allowing me to focus on the individual stories. Atwood tells the tales in a way that really highlighted each character in a different way. I appreciated how the tales were told accurately, yet with a flair that made them fun to read. They were developed in such a manner that highlighted not only the lives of the individuals in question, but of the war in general. Together, these stories create a fun, informative, and enjoyable look at the impact of women during WWI. It’s a read that I’d definitely recommend to those who like taking a look at history. Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review.
Date published: 2015-10-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Women Heroes What an intriguing and well written look at the lives of women during WWI. Atwood selects the stories of 16 women to showcase the strength and trials of those who chose the difficult path at a time when it was even more difficult. I found the stories well written, really allowing me to focus on the individual stories. Atwood tells the tales in a way that really highlighted each character in a different way. I appreciated how the tales were told accurately, yet with a flair that made them fun to read. They were developed in such a manner that highlighted not only the lives of the individuals in question, but of the war in general. Together, these stories create a fun, informative, and enjoyable look at the impact of women during WWI. It’s a read that I’d definitely recommend to those who like taking a look at history. Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review.
Date published: 2015-10-11

Editorial Reviews

“Atwood captures a range of wartime experiences across multiple countries in this excellent volume.” —Tammy M. Proctor, author of Female Intelligence: Women and Espionage in the First World War