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Inhaltsangabe: 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.
"Alongside their sisters toiling on the home front were women who served with exceptional valor at the front: from innovative medics to hard-bitten soldiers, from spies to enterprising journalists. Kathryn Atwood's fascinating survey helps reset our perceptions of women in the Great War."
--Peter Doyle, World War I author and historian
"No word, picture, or sidebar is wasted in this collection of elegant, accessible biographies, which together form a coherent history of a too-long neglected window on World War I."
--Elizabeth Wein, award-winning author of Code Name Verity
"Atwood's writing brings vivacity to the inspirational contributions made by women in the First World War. Their strength and independence in mind and body should make people today believe that anything is possible."
--Lucy Moore, project curator, World War I at Leeds Museums
"Moving, surprising, and highly readable, these portraits shine a light on 16 brave and determined women whose contributions to the First World War deserve to be celebrated."
--Duncan Barrett, bestselling author of The Sugar Girls
" Author Kathryn J. Atwood tells the stories using engaging narrative and dialogue, and utilizes quotes from historical documents and personal diaries. She has done a great job of providing enough information to satisfy a history buff while writing in a style that will satisfy anyone who likes to read a good story."
"Exciting, well-written, and fast-paced, Women Heroes of World War I will interest, educate, and inspire young adults interested in the Great War. Especially recommended for school classrooms and libraries."
--William A. Hoisington Jr., professor emeritus of modern European history, University of Illinois at Chicago
"A fine survey of major events in WWI and a case study in the types of social changes that often occur because of war, this book is an ideal candidate for both research and recreational reading."
"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