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Rosie the Riveter

I had a marvelous time last night speaking about “Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on the Home Front in World War II” to the Wood-Ridge Historical Society in Wood-Ridge, NJ, location of a former Curtiss Wright factory that operated 24/7 … Continue reading

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Rosie The Riveter

This very cool photo shows the signatures of four women war workers–top: “Allie Mae & Kitty” bottom: “Pauline & Lavina”—on the underside of the wing of a fighter plane they helped build in 1943!  And the very cool photo has … Continue reading

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Rosie the Riveter Image

Reading the obituary for Geraldine Hoff Doyle, which appeared in various news sources today, I was reminded of my interactions with her in the mid-1990s as I was doing the research for my book, Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on … Continue reading

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School starts and “booktalks”

We’re abuzz with school starting preparation. So when does school start for us? Tomorrow for Linda at Teachers College, Wednesday for me at Queens, next week for David at Ramapo and Sue at New York University and Sophie, in first … Continue reading

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Dot’s summer reading

Readers of my book, Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on the Home Front in World War II, “know” Dot Chastney; they’ve seen her grade school picture and read about her experiences growing up during World War II. Shortly after I … Continue reading

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Author visit

I am about to do a Q & A with eight middle school girls at Saint Andrew’s School in Boca Raton, FL via Skype. My long time friend Dot Emer (Dot Chastney in Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on the … Continue reading

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Rosie the Riveter

On March 23, 2009, I presented the keynote address, Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on the Home Front in World War II, at the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Club of GFWC’s 101st Public Affairs Day. Two women war … Continue reading

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Rosie the Riveter

Last night I gave my Rosie the Riveter PowerPoint speech to a terrific audience. Marilyn Hindenlang brought the Certification of Commendation that the Navy awarded to her mother when she worked at Grumman. Her mother’s name–I. F. Norton –is on … Continue reading

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National Women’s History Month

My dear friend, Sue Kirch, a science educator at New York University, shared a large part of her weekend digitizing my World War II propaganda films–”Glamour Girls of 1943,” “The Hidden Army,” and an oral history, “Good Work, Sisters”–and teaching … Continue reading

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On reading

Update re what kids are reading from Dot Emer (i.e. Dot Chastney–her pre-marriage name–whose memories of WWII I quote in my book Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on the Home Front in World War II), my dear friend and passionate, … Continue reading

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