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World War II Women

Since I’ve written two books about women in World War II–Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on the Home Front in World War II & Where the Action Was: Women War Correspondents in World War II– I immediately stopped as I … Continue reading

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Rosie the Riveter

Yesterday, May 29, in 1943, Norman Rockwell’s famous painting of a woman riveter that he titled “Rosie” appeared on the cover of “The Saturday Evening Post.” It is also on the cover of my book “Rosie the Riveter: Women Working … Continue reading

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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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My co-producer Milena Jovanovitch just emailed me that our latest video, “High Fliers” Women Aviators of World War II” just went out on the Women’s History Channel.  Fabulous archival images and fascinating conversation with Jessica Williams, Curator of History, Intrepid … Continue reading

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Martha Gellhorn: Words worth pondering

Words worth pondering from Martha Gellhorn: “People often say, with pride, ‘I’m not interested in politics.’ They might say well say, ‘I’m not interested in my standard of living, my health, my job, my rights, my freedom, my future or … Continue reading

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World War II Women

What a thrill! The Maryland Women’s Heritage Center put on a marvelous event on Sat. 9/22/12 –”WWII’s Unsung Heroines”–honoring women who worked as riveters, and served in the Marines, WAC, WAVES, Women Airforce Service Pilots, etc. Linda Linzey and Jeanne … Continue reading

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Rosie the Riveter Statue

Hip, hip hurrah – – another landmark to women, a 6-foot bronze statue of a Rosie the Riveter, created by sculptor John Giannotti. Even after I’ve written a book, in this case Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on the Home … Continue reading

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More Namesakes for Elizabeth and Susan

It has been a wonderful but busy month what with the publication on May 10th of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony: A Friendship That Changed the World.  We had a wonderful book party that one person said was … 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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Women War Correspondents

Tonight the Newswomen’s Club of New York is sponsoring an event, “War Correspondents, Reporting from the Frontline” with an impressive panel of women war correspondents: Edith M. Lederer, who began her career as a foreign correspondent in 1972, becoming the … Continue reading

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