9781613731680-161373168X-Women Heroes of World War II―the Pacific Theater: 15 Stories of Resistance, Rescue, Sabotage, and Survival (Women of Action)

Women Heroes of World War II―the Pacific Theater: 15 Stories of Resistance, Rescue, Sabotage, and Survival (Women of Action)

ISBN-13: 9781613731680
ISBN-10: 161373168X
Author: Atwood, Kathryn J.
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Format: Hardcover 240 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781613731680
ISBN-10: 161373168X
Author: Atwood, Kathryn J.
Publication date: 2016
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Format: Hardcover 240 pages

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Acknowledged authors Atwood, Kathryn J. wrote Women Heroes of World War II―the Pacific Theater: 15 Stories of Resistance, Rescue, Sabotage, and Survival (Women of Action) comprising 240 pages back in 2016. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 161373168X and 9781613731680. Since then Women Heroes of World War II―the Pacific Theater: 15 Stories of Resistance, Rescue, Sabotage, and Survival (Women of Action) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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A Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People 2017

Glamorous American singer Claire Phillips opened a nightclub in manila, using the earnings to secretly feed starving American POWs. She also began working as a spy, chatting up Japanese military men and passing their secrets along to local guerrilla resistance fighters. Australian Army nurse Vivian Bullwinkel, stationed in Singapore, then shipwrecked in the the Dutch East Indies, became the sole survivor of a horrible massacre by Japanese soliders. She hid for days, tending to a seriously wounded British soldier while wounded herself. Humanitarian Elizabeth Choy lived the rest of her life hating war, though not her tormentors, after enduring six months of starvation and torture by the Japanese military police.

In these pages, readers will meet these and other courageous women and girls who risked their lives through their involvement in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II. Fifteen suspense-filled stories unfold across China, Japan, Malaya, Singapore, the Dutch East Indies, and the Philippines, providing an inspiring reminder of womens' and girls' refusal to sit on the sidelines around the world and throughout history.

These women—whose stories span 1932 to 1945, the last year of the war—served in dangerous roles as spies, medics, journalists, resisters, and saboteurs. Seven of them were captured and imprisoned by the Japanese, enduring brutal conditions. Author Kathryn J. Atwood provides appropriate context and framing for teens 14 and up to grapple with these harsh realities of war. Discussion questions and a guide for further study assist readers and educators in learning about this important and often neglected period of history.
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