The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line: Untold Stories of the Women Who Changed the Course of World War II

The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line: Untold Stories of the Women Who Changed the Course of World War II

by Mari Eder
The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line: Untold Stories of the Women Who Changed the Course of World War II

The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line: Untold Stories of the Women Who Changed the Course of World War II

by Mari Eder

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Overview

For fans of Radium Girls and history and WWII buffs, The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line takes you inside the lives and experiences of 15 unknown women heroes from the Greatest Generation, the women who served, fought, struggled, and made things happen during WWII—in and out of uniform—for theirs is a legacy destined to embolden generations of women to come.

From daring spies to audacious pilots, from innovative scientists to indomitable resistance fighters, these extraordinary women stepped out of line and into history, forever altering the world's landscape. This page-turning narrative, crafted with meticulous historical accuracy by retired U.S. Army Major General Mari K. Eder, provides a fresh perspective on the integral roles that women played during WWII.

  • Liane B. Russell fled Austria with nothing and later became a renowned U.S. scientist whose research on the effects of radiation on embryos made a difference to thousands of lives.
  • Gena Turgel was a prisoner who worked in the hospital at Bergen-Belsen and cared for the young Anne Frank, who was dying of typhus. Gena survived and went on to write a memoir and spent her life educating children about the Holocaust.
  • Ida and Louise Cook were British sisters who repeatedly smuggled out jewelry and furs and served as sponsors for refugees, and they also established temporary housing for immigrant families in London.

Whether you're a history enthusiast, a lover of powerful women's stories, or an avid reader of WWII nonfiction, The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line is a must-read and a poignant testament to the forgotten women who stepped up when the world needed them most.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781728230924
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 08/03/2021
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 249,261
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 6.20(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Mari K. Eder is a retired U.S. Army Major General, a renowned speaker and author, and a thought leader on strategic communication and leadership. General Eder is the former Commanding General of the U.S. Army Reserve Joint and Special Troops Support Command, former Deputy Chief of the Army Reserve and former Deputy Chief of Public Affairs for the U.S. Army. General Eder is the author of “Leading the Narrative: The Case for Strategic Communication,” published by the Naval Institute Press.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 Wonder Woman 10

Chapter 2 What the Next Day Brings 28

Chapter 3 The Life of a Warrior 47

Chapter 4 A Good Influence 65

Chapter 5 The Limping Lady 82

Chapter 6 Falling Angels 102

Chapter 7 Inside of Time 122

Chapter 8 The Torchbearer of Freedom 142

Chapter 9 Love Conquers All 156

Chapter 10 We Followed Our Stars 172

Chapter 11 Power Maps 190

Chapter 12 Code Secrets 203

Chapter 13 Wind and Sand 219

Chapter 14 The Golden Hour 239

Chapter 15 High Morale 256

Chapter 16 Return to Normal 273

Chapter 17 No More Firsts 284

Chapter 18 It Starts Today 300

Acknowledgments 309

Notes 311

Bibliography and References 357

About the Author 379

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