Star-Spangled Hearts: American Women Veterans of World War II

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Star-Spangled Hearts: American Women Veterans of World War II

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During World War II well over a quarter of a million American women volunteered for military service, participating in all branches of the armed forces (army, navy, marines and coast guard) in newly-created all-female auxiliaries as well as the U.S. Army Nurse Corps. However, until recently their contribution to the war effort has been largely absent from the histories of that conflict, overshadowed by the attention to the iconic “Rosie the Riveter” representing women’s service on the home front and in industry.

In “Star-Spangled Hearts”: American Women Veterans of World War II, oral historian Jeffrey S. Suchanek at last accords these women the front-and-center attention their service merits. Based on first-hand interviews he conducted with women veterans from all of the service branches, he presents here the memoirs of twenty women who collectively demonstrate that the honor of “Greatest Generation” does not belong to their male counterparts alone.

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Publication Date

11-7-2011

Publisher

Boradstone Books

City

Frankfort, KY

ISBN

978-0-9802117-8-8

Keywords

Women veterans, World War II

Disciplines

Oral History | United States History | Women's History

Notes

Foreword by Melissa A. McEuen.

Winner of the 2012 Kentucky History Award from the Kentucky Historical Society.

Star-Spangled Hearts: American Women Veterans of World War II

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