Dancing In Combat Boots [NOOK Book]

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When the going got tough during World War II, America's women got going. By the millions, housewives and mothers took off their aprons and stepped into factories, offices, hospitals—anywhere capable hands were needed to replace those of the husbands and sons now battling overseas.

The eleven fictional stories in this remarkable collection are based on real women whose experiences were at once typical and extraordinary. Irene bucks rivets in an...
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Dancing In Combat Boots

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Overview

When the going got tough during World War II, America's women got going. By the millions, housewives and mothers took off their aprons and stepped into factories, offices, hospitals—anywhere capable hands were needed to replace those of the husbands and sons now battling overseas.

The eleven fictional stories in this remarkable collection are based on real women whose experiences were at once typical and extraordinary. Irene bucks rivets in an aircraft factory while Doris learns to pilot military planes. Marjorie survives the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor while Jean spends three years under guard in a Japanese internment camp. Lucy joins the segregated Women's Army Corp and Kathryn joins the Red Cross—shipping off to the front lines where she dances in combat boots with American GIs.

From the topsy-turvy days following Pearl Harbor, through four long years of hardship, to the post-war campaigns to put women back in their place, these stories reveal the many facets of women's lives as they gave their all for the war effort.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935571025
  • Publisher: Victory House Press
  • Publication date: 12/6/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 864,117
  • File size: 197 KB

Meet the Author

Teresa R. Funke is the author of Remember Wake, an award-winning novel based on a true story from WWII. She is also the author of Dancing in Combat Boots: Stories of American Women in WWII and Doing My Part, the first book in the Home-Front Heroes series for middle grade readers. The second book in the Home-Front Heroes collection, The No-No Boys, is set in a Japanese internment camp. the third, V for Victory, was released in the fall of 2009.

Teresa has worked as a researcher for PBS and several museums and written dozens of articles. Her essays and short stories have appeared in numerous commercial and literary magazines and anthologies including Calyx, Crab Orchard Review, 2003 Fish Short Story Prize Anthology, Tampa Review, In Posse Review's Ethnic Anthology on Web del Sol, Under the Sun, U.S. Catholic, Adoption Today and several others. Two of her essays have been listed as Notable Essays of 2002 and 2004 by the prestigious Best American Essays series.
A popular speaker, presenter and writer's coach, Teresa is also the host of the writers' videos The Write Series. She is also the presenter of her popular six-part workshop That Book Inside You: How to Write It, Publish It, Sell It.
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