The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line by Mari K. Eder audiobook

The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line: Untold Stories of the Women Who Changed the Course of World War II

By Major General Mari K. Eder, US Army (Ret.)
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For fans of Radium Girls and history and WWII buffs, The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line takes you inside the lives and experiences of fifteen unknown women heroes from the Greatest Generation, the women who served, fought, struggled, and made things happen during WWII―in and out of uniform, for theirs is a legacy destined to embolden generations of women to come. The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line are the heroes of the Greatest Generation that you hardly ever hear about. These women who did extraordinary things didn’t expect thanks and shied away from medals and recognition. Despite their amazing accomplishments, they’ve gone mostly unheralded and unrewarded. No longer. These are the women of World War II who served, fought, struggled, and made things happen―in and out of uniform. Liane B. Russell fled Austria with nothing and later became a renowned US scientist whose research on the effects of radiation on embryos made a difference to thousands of lives. Gena Turgel was a prisoner who worked in the hospital at Bergen-Belsen and cared for the young Anne Frank, who was dying of typhus. Gena survived and went on to write a memoir and spent her life educating children about the Holocaust. Ida and Louise Cook were British sisters who repeatedly smuggled out jewelry and furs and served as sponsors for refugees, and they also established temporary housing for immigrant families in London. Retired US Army Major General Mari K. Eder wrote this book because she knew their stories needed to be told―and the sooner the better. For theirs is a legacy destined to embolden generations of women to come.

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Summary

Summary

For fans of Radium Girls and history and WWII buffs, The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line takes you inside the lives and experiences of fifteen unknown women heroes from the Greatest Generation, the women who served, fought, struggled, and made things happen during WWII―in and out of uniform, for theirs is a legacy destined to embolden generations of women to come.

The Girls Who Stepped Out of Line are the heroes of the Greatest Generation that you hardly ever hear about. These women who did extraordinary things didn’t expect thanks and shied away from medals and recognition. Despite their amazing accomplishments, they’ve gone mostly unheralded and unrewarded. No longer. These are the women of World War II who served, fought, struggled, and made things happen―in and out of uniform.

Liane B. Russell fled Austria with nothing and later became a renowned US scientist whose research on the effects of radiation on embryos made a difference to thousands of lives. Gena Turgel was a prisoner who worked in the hospital at Bergen-Belsen and cared for the young Anne Frank, who was dying of typhus. Gena survived and went on to write a memoir and spent her life educating children about the Holocaust. Ida and Louise Cook were British sisters who repeatedly smuggled out jewelry and furs and served as sponsors for refugees, and they also established temporary housing for immigrant families in London.

Retired US Army Major General Mari K. Eder wrote this book because she knew their stories needed to be told―and the sooner the better. For theirs is a legacy destined to embolden generations of women to come.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[A] straightforward, eye-opening, and invaluable collection.” Booklist
“Inspiring stories of women warriors who deserve greater attention.” Kirkus Reviews
“A fascinating page-turner about a mostly forgotten contingent of people…It is a fresh set of gripping stories, from world tennis champ Alice Marble to far less well known heroines. Each story is moving and deeply inspirational.” Adm. James Stavridis, USN, SAC at NATO, ret.
“This brisk and informative survey is a worthy tribute to the trailblazing women of WWII.” Publishers Weekly
“Major General (Ret.) Mari K. Eder has…elevated my sense of gratitude even higher. The stories of…the women she highlights in this book…should inspire all who read this to be grateful Americans!” Gary Sinise

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Author Bio: Major General Mari K. Eder US Army (Ret.)

Author Bio: Major General Mari K. Eder US Army (Ret.)

Mag. Gen. Mari K. Eder, USA, ret. has served as Director of Public Affairs at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies and as an adjunct professor and lecturer in communications and public diplomacy at the NATO School. She served in a number of senior positions in the Pentagon, on the Army Staff, as Deputy Chief of Public Affairs, and with DoD’s Reserve Forces Policy Board. When not writing, lecturing, or traveling, she works with rescue groups and fosters rescue dogs.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 10.04
Audience: Adult
Language: English