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The Women Who Wrote the War: The Compelling Story of the Path-breaking Women War Correspondents of World War II Paperback – May 15, 2011
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"It is remarkable that this essential history waited so long to be written. It must have been waiting for Nancy Caldwell Sorel and her incredible research and exquisite style. The notes themselves are an invaluable guide to the work of these exceptional women."
"These women must not be forgotten, their stories must be told NOW. [A] remarkable book."
"The Women Who Wrote the War is an absorbing account of a generation of brave and resourceful women who proved that they were every bit as good as men in covering the greatest war in history."
—Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.
"At last—at long last—here is a book that gives their rightful place history to a group of true heroes. Exhaustively researched, vividly narrated, Nancy Sorel's long-needed work illuminates an aspect of World War II which has been too long ignored."
—Robert A. Caro
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I have a collection of excellent books on World War II, including Weinberg's A World at Arms, Carl's A WASP Among Eagles, Audie Murphy's To Hell and Back and Keith's Three Came Home. To my collection I add this book. These books do not remotely cover what I would have liked to hear directly from my uncles. However, these books do help me understand what happened during WWII and why we should keep interest in past conflicts alive so as to try to not have such happen again.
This book is very well written, easy to follow and held my interest completely. The subjects were covered well for a compilation and the presentation smoothly flows from one description/narration to the next. I usually prefer detailed autobiographies or biographies focused on one individual, but this book was very satisfying, namely because it covered all of the major theaters of the war. In addition, it has a good bibliography in the back and I will probably use that list for additional books to read.
Please read this book, it would be a very worthwhile endeavor.
My only complaint (and this may be because I was reading it thru Kindle) it was hard to follow which journalist was being featured, Author would use full name one time, first name the next, and then last name only another time, especially when two journalists were in the chapter.
I had a little difficulty at first keeping all of the different journalists straight. But, once I got into the book, that no longer was an issue.
A must read for anyone interested in behind the scenes World War 2 history.
A book for everyone to read, and then to realize how far we have come since then in many different areas of life.
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Impressive women, but dull reading. It has a "textbook quality" I got bored reading it and did not find it "gripping>"Published on June 5, 2013 by barbara
Well written and enjoyable stories from the women who wrote the war. I enjoyed reading history from a different perspective.Published on January 16, 2013 by DGM