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One Woman S War

Author : Eileen Youngsblood
ISBN : 9780992754860
Genre : History
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The Second World War is dominated by heroic tales of men defending their country against a formidable enemy but what about the women who also played their part in fighting for freedom? Eileen Younghusband BEM (92) was just 18 when she joined the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF). She quickly demonstrated her keen intellect and mathematical skills, playing a crucial role in Fighter Command’s underground Filter Room. Working gruelling shifts under enormous pressure she and her companions worked tirelessly, tracking the swarms of enemy aircraft that sought to break the British resolve. She even had the dubious honour of detecting the first of Hitler’s devastating V2 rockets as it fell on an unsuspecting London. This book gives a vivid insight into the life of a young woman facing the grim reality of war. One Woman's War won The People's Book Prize 2012/2013 for non-fiction.

One Woman S War

Author : Anne Bosanko Green
ISBN : 0873512863
Genre : History
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Anne Green wrote weekly letters to her parents back in Minnesota, chronicling a familiar yet uncommon wartime story of patriotism, travel, homesickness, army procedures, off-duty hijinks, family bonds, and boredom. Her eye for detail and her easy, candid style make these letters a treasure for those who want to know about the war years--and for those who remember them all too well.

One Woman At War

Author : Edited By Hazel King
ISBN : 9780522871043
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One Woman S War

Author : Eve-Ann Prentice
ISBN : UOM:39015047600369
Genre : Balkan Peninsula
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"Through her portraits of Serbs of all backgrounds emerges an unusual nation with great flair: from their leaders such as the now-indicted Bosnian Serb war criminal, Radovan Karadzic, with whom she happens to share a cab ride, to the sympathetic doctor Goran Zdravkovic, who treats Eve-Ann Prentice and days later becomes a refugee, and Ivan Novkovic, a weather presenter who called for the Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic to resign in a rogue broadcast. In the great tradition of Michael Herr's famous record of the Vietnam war, Dispatches, Eve-Ann Prentice draws a definitive picture of the Balkan war's twisted psychology as only an expert with unparalleled contacts can hope to achieve."--BOOK JACKET.

One Woman S War

Author : Natalija Nogulich
ISBN : 9781300405344
Genre : Fiction
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Tragedy strikes in a Balkan mountain village when a young boy is murdered. The grieved mother flees to New York City in the hope of healing in the arms of family. Renewal looks possible until the predator's identity is discovered and the desire for revenge drives our heroine back to her homeland to even up the score. Civil war, passion, love and hate drive the characters to an unpredictable yet inevitable destiny.

Behind The Lines

Author : Caroline Ethel Cooper
ISBN : UOM:39015008708284
Genre : Australians
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One Woman S War

Author : Asja Mercer
ISBN : UOM:39015050017907
Genre : World War, 1939-1945
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One Woman In The War

Author : Alaine Polcz
ISBN : 9639241547
Genre : History
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Before the publication of this book, Alaine Polcz was widely recognized as a psychologist ministering to the needs of disturbed and incurably ill children and their families, as the author of numerous articles and several books on thanatology, and as the founder of the hospice movement in Hungary. The autobiographic account of the experiences of a woman, then 19-20, in the closing months of the Second World War. When it was first published, in 1991, the book was a revelation of past horrors in Hungary which, until then, had lingered on in the farthest reaches of the national memory as rumor and suspicion about the violent acts committed against women during a time of chaos, havoc, and savagery. The literary world quickly recognized the merits of this book: It was highly praised by Hungarian reviewers, awarded prizes, and has already been translated into French, Rumanian, Slovenian, and Serbian. "A woman's life at the front. Hunger, lice, digging trenches, peeling potatoes, cold, filth. This life was not only mine. My husband's white-haired mother was dragged away and raped as pubescent girls were. Russian soldiers attacked me, beat me, protected me, stepped on my hand with a boot, fed me.

One Woman S War

Author : Zahrā Ḥusaynī
ISBN : 1568592736
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"'One Woman's War (Da)' is many things. Part autobiography, part oral history of the Iran-Iraq War (1980-88), the work is the story of Zahra Hoseyni, a female descendant of the Prophet Mohammad (thereby termed a seyyedeh), whose Kurdish family found refuge in Iran after being expelled from their native Iraq. There are three parts to the book. The first speaks of the author's early life--her childhood in Iraq, her family's emigration to Iran, and their struggles adapting to life in Khorramshahr, a port city on the Persian Gulf. The second and largest part deals with Zahra Hoseyni's experiences during the first three weeks of the Iran-Iraq War (September 22-October 13, 1980), including her activities as a collector of body parts and washer of corpses, her role as a nurse to wounded civilians and soldiers, and her activities as a combatant in the defense of Khorramshahr. The final part of the book is devoted to Zahra Hoseyni's recovery from shrapnel wounds received on the battlefield and to her married life, spent in two homes: one in a suburban area of southwestern Iran within commuting distance of the front and the second in an urban apartment house in central Tehran"--Provided by publisher.

One Woman S War

Author : Gladys Arnold
ISBN : 0888628757
Genre : History
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A gripping story of a courageous, lively journalist who witnessed World War Two with the French Resistance.

One Woman S War

Author : Stella Reader Zervos
ISBN : UOM:39015055583242
Genre : Greecce
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Breaking Cadence

Author : Rosa del Duca
ISBN : 1947845047
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A former military recruit recounts her time in service and her decision to become a conscientious objector in the wake of 9/11.

One Woman S World War Ii

Author : Violet A. Kochendoerfer
ISBN : 0813130395
Genre : History
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Judge Mac Swinford was one of the longest-serving federal judges in United States history. During his lengthy tenure in the Kentucky courts, he came to know and appreciate the deep complexity of the law, understanding that it could be solid and fluid, broad and narrow, kind and harsh, changeless yet always evolving. In this service to the state and to the law, he felt that it was often his fellow lawyers who touched and educated him most. Kentucky Lawyer presents the most humorous, enlightening, and poignant moments of a remarkable fifty-year career. Judge Swinford offers a unique Kentucky history, recounting instances of the drama and romance of the Kentucky bar. In ÒA Kentucky Ghost Story,Ó he takes readers to the banks of Crooked Creek in Harrison County, where the spirit of a wrongfully accused man still affects judicial decisions. ÒCost of LoveÓ recalls a trial in Carlisle County in which a scorned lover files suit against her ex-fiancŽ for breach of promise, claiming ten thousand dollars for a broken heart. Remembering some of KentuckyÕs most revered and respected jurists, Judge Swinford relates American culture in its most intimate and significant sense, through the acts and expressions of local leaders in the everyday affairs of life. His stories of humble commitment highlight the lives of men such as Henry Clay, Lieutenant Governor Rodes K. Myers, and Senator Joe C.S. Blackburn, who championed unpopular cases and stood on the forefront of government and community affairs. Kentucky Lawyer pays tribute to some of KentuckyÕs Òtruly great men,Ó with the hope that legend will preserve them for us in memory. Now back in print, this classic book illuminates the varied work and world of the twentieth-century lawyer with elegance and humor.

One Woman S War And Peace

Author : Sharon Bown
ISBN : 9781775593126
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A Beirut Heart

Author : Cathy Sultan
ISBN : 0976520117
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A Beirut Heart is the unforgettable story of an American woman who lived amidst the Lebanese Civil War for eight years and through it all attempted to sustain a life with her Lebanese husband and two small children. It is a memoir that offers a unique illustration of the unsung heroes of war—the women who assume the awesome task of keeping the family united during wartime. The book tells the story of how Cathy Sultan moved with her family to Lebanon in 1969. For six years they led an ideal life experiencing the rich culture, exotic food and breathtaking landscape of the city located along the blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea. After the war began in 1975, their lives changed forever. Sultan recounts how she held the family together by comforting her children after bomb blasts and consoling her physician husband who spent his days treating wounded civilians. To keep sane, she used cooking as her tranquilizer. The unique narrative places us uncomfortably inside something we seldom consider—the domestic element of civil war—and leaves on the reader a permanent impression of the destroyed city and its resilient people.

Dr Mary Walker S Civil War

Author : Theresa Kaminski
ISBN : 9781493036103
Genre : History
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“I will always be somebody.” This assertion, a startling one from a nineteenth-century woman, drove the life of Dr. Mary Edwards Walker, the only American woman ever to receive the Medal of Honor. President Andrew Johnson issued the award in 1865 in recognition of the incomparable medical service Walker rendered during the Civil War. Yet few people today know anything about the woman so well-known--even notorious--in her own lifetime. Kaminski shares a different way of looking at the Civil War, through the eyes of a woman confident she could make a contribution equal to that of any man. This part of the story takes readers into the political cauldron of the nation’s capital in wartime, where Walker was a familiar if notorious figure. Mary Walker’s relentless pursuit of gender and racial equality is key to understanding her commitment to a Union victory in the Civil War. Her role in the women’s suffrage movement became controversial and the US Army stripped Walker of her medal, only to have the medal reinstated in 1977.

One Woman S War

Author : Nancy Martin Graham
ISBN : 0533162785
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A tough-minded, talented, and courageous woman, Nancy Graham surmounted incredible obstacles to become a pilot and flight instructor at a time when that was considered anything but acceptable for a woman. Were they not related with such restraint and poise, her stories of daunting encounters and good-old-fashioned sexism would seem almost beyond belief to modern sensibilities. One Woman's War is a captivating retelling of her life story, including the death of her husband, her promise to him to learn how to fly, and her subsequent efforts to do just that.

Those Who Trespass Against Us

Author : Karolina Lanckoronska
ISBN : 1845951972
Genre : Aristocracy (Social class)
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Karolina Lanckoronska was an aristocrat and art historian who taught at the University of Lwow, then part of Poland. When the Soviets came to occupy Lw w, Lanckoronska became active in the Polish resistance and moved to Krakow. She was arrested by the Germans in Kolomyya in 1942, imprisoned and later sentenced to death; incarcerated first in Stanislau, then in Lwow and Berlin before being placed in the notorious Ravensbruck concentration camp for women. As a countess, Lanckoronska was subjected to varying treatment, suffering near starvation at times only to receive extra food and medical care at others according to the fluctuating and often conflicting orders from the authorities in Berlin. With the intervention of some influential friends and the honourable actions of one Nazi, she was saved from death on several occasions. Thanks to efforts by the Swiss diplomat, scholar and International Red Cross President Carl J. Burckhardt (whose correspondence with Heinrich Himmler was found among Lanckoronska's personal belongings) she was finally released in April, 1945. Throughout her imprisonment, Lanckoronska remained defiantly resilient, loyal to Poland and committed to her fellow prisoners, including women used by Nazi doctors as guinea pigs for horrific medical experiments. Her magnetic personality and superb story-telling makes this a powerful narrative and sustains our interest through harrowing reading. Her ability to view her own horrific situation with objectivity gives us insight into the motives and behaviour of the Soviets and the Germans not simply as oppressors, but as human beings. Hers is an extraordinary story of courage and will.

The Gun Tree

Author : B. K. Zahrah Nasir
ISBN : UOM:39015053763663
Genre : Afganistan
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Diary of a freelance journalist narrating her experiences in Afghanistan, August 1983-September 1983.

Michelangelo In Ravensbruck

Author : Karolina Lanckoronska
ISBN : 9780306816413
Genre : History
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In 1939, Countess Karolina Lanckoronska, professor and wealthy landowner, joined the Polish underground, was arrested, sentenced to death, and was held in Ravensbruck concentration camp. There she taught art history to other women who, like her, might be dead in a few days. This inspiring and beautifully written memoir records a neglected side of World War II: the mass murder of Poles, the serial horrors inflicted by both Russians and Nazis, and the immense courage of those who resisted.

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