Our Mothers' War is an eye-opening and moving portrait of women during World War II
, a war that forever transformed the way women participate
in American society. Never before has the vast range of women's experiences during this pivotal era been brought together in one book. Now, Our Mothers' War re-creates what American women from all walks of life were doing and thinking, on the home front and abroad. These heartwarming and sometimes heartbreaking accounts of the women we have known as mothers, aunts, and grandmothers reveal facets of their lives that have usually remained unmentioned and unappreciated.
Our Mothers' War gives center stage to one of WWII's most essential fighting forces: the women of America, whose extraordinary bravery, strength, and humanity shine through on every page.
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Women have played important roles in American history from the earliest days, although they have not always been adequately recognized. World War II was fought between the Allies and the Axis powers between 1939 and 1945.