Download e-book for iPad: And If I Perish: Frontline U.S. Army Nurses in World War II by Evelyn Monahan, Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee

By Evelyn Monahan, Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee

In global battle II, 59,000 girls voluntarily risked their lives for his or her nation as U.S. military nurses. whilst the conflict all started, a few of them had so little inspiration of what to anticipate that they packed social gathering clothes; however the fact of carrier fast stuck up with them, whether or not they waded throughout the water within the historical landings on North African and Normandy shorelines, or labored round the clock in medical institution tents at the Italian entrance as bombs fell throughout them.

For greater than part a century those women’s stories remained untold, nearly with out reference in books, old societies, or army data. After years of reasearch and 1000s of hours of interviews, Evelyn M. Monahan and Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee have created a dramatic narrative that finally brings to mild the serious function that ladies performed in the course of the warfare. From the North African and Italian Campaigns to the Liberation of France and the Conquest of Germany, U.S. military nurses rose to the calls for of warfare at the frontlines with grit, humor, and nice heroism. a protracted late paintings of background, And If I Perish can be a robust tribute to those girls and their inspiring legacy.

Show description

Read Online or Download And If I Perish: Frontline U.S. Army Nurses in World War II PDF

Similar women books

Read e-book online Fertility and Jewish Law: Feminist Perspectives on Orthodox PDF

This ebook provides, from the viewpoint of feminist jurisprudence and feminist and liberal bioethics, a whole research of Jewish legislations (halakhah) on modern reproductive concerns akin to contraception, abortion, and assisted fertility. Irshai examines those concerns to probe gender-based values that underlie the interpretations and determinations reached through sleek practitioners of halakhah.

Get Housewitch: A Novel PDF

Allison Darling, former foster baby, now a stay-at-home mother of 3, desperately desires to slot in with the natural latte consuming, hundred-dollar-yoga-pants-wearing mothers who run Monrovia, her fascinating beach village. continually feeling like an intruder, Allison goals of extra for her children.

When the Glamour ladies, a soap-selling corporation run by way of the main charismatic and strong girls on the town, recruits Allison, she jumps on the invitation. The Glamor women have a hand in every thing in Monrovia, from bake revenues to company offers. this can be what Allison's sought after her complete life—to be loved. To be renowned. To belong.

After Allison's estranged mom passes away, she learns her family's heartbreaking legacy and the key Allison's been struggling with to suppress all her existence emerges: she's a witch. What's extra, she's no longer the one one on the town. There's extra to the Glamour women then it kind of feels. .. and as soon as you're a Glamour woman, there's no going back.

Allison needs to use her rediscovered magic to shield Monrovia, guard her marriage and her youngsters, and reclaim her legacy. combating teeth and nail for her family members is straightforward, yet what approximately for herself? Is it too overdue to confront her personal demons and turn into the lady she goals of being? [/i]
"Katie Schickel's debut entertains whereas delightfully skewering our culture's obsession with household perfection. within the spirit of John Updike's [i]Witches of Eastwick and Alice Hoffman's sensible Magic, Schickel casts a spell all her personal. Housewitch takes us deep contained in the darkish arts of twenty first century motherhood and flickers with unforeseen magic. " —Amber Dermont, ny instances bestselling writer of The Starboard Sea

Download e-book for kindle: Rachel Carson. Fighting Pesticides and Other Chemical by Patricia Lantier-Sampon

Rachel Carson used to be a marine author, biologist, and ecologist whose paintings encouraged thousands to take heavily the chance that human job poses to the surroundings. She either published the wonders of the wildlife and uncovered the sinister danger to that global posed via DDT and different insecticides.

Extra resources for And If I Perish: Frontline U.S. Army Nurses in World War II

Example text

The businessman in Frank Butler was no different. He recognized the story as good advertising for Annie's career, and on April 5, 1884, just two weeks after the incident, he put an advertisement in the trade publication, the New York Clipper. Frank Butler knew how to promote Annie Oakley. "The Premier Shots, Butler and Oakley, Captured by Sitting Bull," Frank wrote. The advertisement said Sitting Bull had given Annie a picture of himself, a large feather from the head of a Crow chief, and the original pair of moccasins he'd worn in the Custer fight.

17 Her ability with firearms was uncanny: her eye was true, her hand steady, her rhythm natural. To Annie Moses, shooting was as easy as pointing her finger at the object and pressing the trigger. "Nothing more simple, Page 8 I assure you," she once said. "But I'll tell you what. You must have your mind, your nerve and everything in harmony. " 18 The Katzenberger brothers took a liking to Annie, and one Christmas they sent her a very special present: one can of DuPont Eagle Ducking Black Powder, five pounds of shot, and two boxes of percussion caps.

According to her autobiography, she was not a part of their act until John Graham became ill. Needing a partner, Frank asked Annie to hold objects while he shot. He said it was his habit to miss his target intentionally a couple of times to work up the interest of the audience. But one day, try as he might, he could not hit the mark. He had missed about a dozen times when a burly spectator staggered to the ring and pointed at Annie. "Let the girl shoot," the man shouted. Annie had never practiced the shot, Frank said, but she picked up a gun, fired, and hit the target on her second try.

Download PDF sample

And If I Perish: Frontline U.S. Army Nurses in World War II by Evelyn Monahan, Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee


by Edward
4.0

Rated 4.41 of 5 – based on 33 votes