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Product Details

  • Paperback: 257 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Flyer Media, LLC; 1st edition (January 7, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0982772882
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982772881
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,997,230 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book gave me a much better understanding of what a pivotal role women actually had during such a trying time in our nation. I would recommend this book to everyone. Anna Montgomery - Student, University of Alabama --email

This is an amazing book that provides the stories of the women who were the unsung heroes in World War II and who established the beginning of recognition and equality for women in the workplace. Reading the stories left me with an enormous respect and admiration for the women who never questioned whether or not they could learn the skills and accomplish the work needed, but rather seemed to say how could I not? This is a book for students and working women alike you cannot put it down- and with every page you increase your knowledge about the war and enhance your respect for the women who were there. Jeanette Perlman - Adjunct Associate Professor, NYU, School of Continuing and Professional Studies --email

After reading just a few pages you feel as if you have been transported back in time to an era of rationing, danger and hope that the Allies could win the war. Ellen White - Bakery Owner --email

This is an amazing book that provides the stories of the women who were the unsung heroes in World War II and who established the beginning of recognition and equality for women in the workplace. Reading the stories left me with an enormous respect and admiration for the women who never questioned whether or not they could learn the skills and accomplish the work needed, but rather seemed to say how could I not? This is a book for students and working women alike you cannot put it down- and with every page you increase your knowledge about the war and enhance your respect for the women who were there. Jeanette Perlman - Adjunct Associate Professor, NYU, School of Continuing and Professional Studies --email

After reading just a few pages you feel as if you have been transported back in time to an era of rationing, danger and hope that the Allies could win the war. Ellen White - Bakery Owner --email

About the Author

John thrives on researching the ghosts of our past, uncovering the underlying forces and historical trends that one single event rarely impacts. Yet he is compelled to share the experience of those events from the perspective of someone from that time, that era. Finding how the decisions of a few affect the destiny and stories of thousands of other people motivates his curiosity. He believes that often the consequences of a historical incident were hidden from those that experienced it yet looking back one can the sense the full impact of their moments in time. As a child, John Cilio discovered the drama and significance behind stories from history that are not presented in textbooks. Growing up with seven uncles, some who fought in WWII and others who experienced WWI, he listened to their stories as a young child. His grandmother told him stories from her mother, about General Sherman standing on the porch of their North Carolina farm house during the Civil War. When he later learned about the events in school, he found most textbook accounts of history bland and hardly memorable. His goal as an author of six historical books is to make history relevant, engaging, and enlightening. John has written over 200 articles and contributed to several books covering everything from steam driven automobiles, to a secret B-24 mission to bomb Tokyo. As a member of AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association), EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) and a member of the Danbury, Connecticut, WWII Lost Squadron Veterans organization, his stories are recognized for their excellence in accuracy and authenticity. Published in more than 20 publications, John is an American Marketing Association Silver Effie winner and has spoken to large and small audiences in over 60 countries around the world. Available for speaking engagements or book signings.

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All I can say about this book is WOW.
Ellen
This treatise provides a fascinating insight into the contributions of Women in research and manufacturing in WWII.
Richard Gorton
What a great book, and the cover grabs reader's interest immediately.
Rosalind T Hill

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By msv on January 28, 2013
Women's Work in WWII was Riveting. I was inspired by their dedication to America, their accomplishments and sacrifices.
The writing style takes you effortlessly through each chapter of Women's Work in WWII, interspersed with hundreds of eye catching photos from the period, from across America and the world.
It is a book you can come back to over and over and share with family and friends. Open Women's Work in WWII and meet the amazing everyday working and service women of WWII that changed us forever. Because of their efforts the workplace would never be the same.
You will see by day they worked and after work they volunteered endless hours to help the overall war effort and service personnel, they ran bond drives, scrap drives, wrapped G.I. packages for Christmas, and so much more. Women trained diligently and became excellent machinists, carpenters, meteorologists, radio broadcasters, farm workers, nurses and munitions specialists. Women enlisted in every branch of service available to them and served around the globe bravely and proudly. Their work should never be forgotten.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By P. L. Atkinson on January 21, 2013
This book is a joy to read. The pictures are wonderful and present a real insight into the lives of women in WWII. It is well researched, and written in engaging text that is easy to read and enjoy. I recommend it completely, whether you're a WWII buff, a student of women's history or just a person looking for an engaging read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By escape on January 20, 2013
The first thing I thought of after finishing this book was; what teamwork, could the country do it again if they needed too? It's difficult to imagine the magnitude of WWII and that it required so many people in the military and civilian roles. You really gain a sense of accomplishment when to read about these women in so many different roles- lumber mills, farm workers, ticket takers, production line and engineers.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ellen on January 19, 2013
I had a chance to preview a press proof copy of this book because I've purchased several other books by the author. All I can say about this book is WOW. It's attention to details blended with stories and photographs of people who experienced working during this difficult time make for an exciting read. My friends pick-up the book and start reading the captions and then can't put it down. If you are a history buff or a women working and wonder what it was like to work before the workplace gave us some equality you will love this book.
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