Slinging Doughnuts For The Boys

Slinging Doughnuts For The Boys

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by James H. Madison
     
 

ISBN-10: 0253221072

ISBN-13: 9780253221070

Pub. Date: 11/01/2008

Publisher: Indiana University Press

Elizabeth Richardson was a Red Cross volunteer who worked as a Clubmobile hostess during World War II. Handing out free doughnuts, coffee, cigarettes, and gum to American soldiers in England and France, she and her colleagues provided a touch of home—American girls with whom the boys could talk, flirt, dance, and perhaps find companionship. Usually the job was

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Elizabeth Richardson was a Red Cross volunteer who worked as a Clubmobile hostess during World War II. Handing out free doughnuts, coffee, cigarettes, and gum to American soldiers in England and France, she and her colleagues provided a touch of home—American girls with whom the boys could talk, flirt, dance, and perhaps find companionship. Usually the job was not hazardous—except when V-1 and V-2 rockets rained down on London—but it required both physical endurance and the skills of a trained counselor. Liz Richardson is a witty writer and astute observer. Her letters and diaries reveal an intelligent, independent, and personable woman with a voice that rings true. With commentary by historian James H. Madison, this book is an exceptional window into a past that is all too quickly fading from memory.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253221070
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
11/01/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
664,354
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Chronology of Elizabeth Richardson's Life

1. Growing Up, Leaving Home, and Preparing for War
2. The Yanks in England
3. V-1 Rockets, the Kansas City, and the 82nd Airborne
4. War Comes Closer
5. Into the English Provinces
6. From the Gray Midlands to Sunny Cornwall
7. Across the Channel and into France
8. V-E Day and V-E Blues
9. One Plane Crash
10. The Long Memory

Appendix: Wartime Writing
Notes
Note on Sources
Acknowledgments
Index

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