American Women in World War I…

…they also served (2006). Continuing my theme of women performing military services in American conflicts, this book discusses the 40,000 some women who performed a variety of duties during the Great War. Author Lettie Gavin supplements her narrative with the personal testimonies of women veterans, along with historical photos and letters. The book chapters are thematic (First Women of the Navy, Women Marines, Women of the YMCA, Reconstruction Aides, and so on) so it’s easy to put this book down and come back to it later.

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Masquerade

I’m a woman of many hobbies, but reading outranks them all. I’ll read in the car, on a plane, in the dentist office waiting room, on the metro, you name it. But my favorite time to read is right before bed. The house is quiet, my husband is asleep and it’s a great way to relax after a long day. Generally there’s always something sitting on my nightstand, and I think by now Frank’s gotten used to falling asleep with the lamp on my side still on. Currently I’m reading Masquerade: The Life and Times of Deborah Sampson, Continental Soldier, by Alfred F. Young.

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