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Kathryn J. Atwood is the author of Women Heroes of World War II and the editor of Code Name Pauline: Memoirs of a World War II Special Agent. She has contributed to War, Literature, and the Arts; PopMatters.com; and Women's Independent Press. She lives near Chicago.
"A fine survey of major events in WWI and a case study in the types of social changes that often occur because of war, this book is an ideal candidate for both research and recreational reading." -- Booklist "The fast-paced narratives recounts the suspense-filled stories of these exceptional women." --The Nonfiction Detectives "With interesting sidebars explaining important details in the stories, such as the use of poison gases in warfare or the popularity of the song "Over There," and with a generous use of photographs, Women Heroes of World War I is a good introduction to the war that started 100 years ago for readers of any age. It is also a helpful addition to the literature of women's studies. Look for it to be popular in school and public libraries." --RickLibrarian.com "In sharing these stories, Atwood has done the women featured a great service--letting their lessons in courage live on a century later. She also has done her reader a great service--reminding them that nothing, and particularly not gender, need stand in the way of courage." -- Chicago Review of Books "In short, Atwood's book is a reflection of the triumph of the human spirit over adversity, and deserves its place on the bookshelf of anyone who is truly interested in the history not only of World War I, but also of womankind itself." --Bookpleasures.com "Exciting, well-written, and fast-paced, Women Heroes of World War I will interest, educate, and inspire young adults interested in the Great War. Especially recommended for school classrooms and libraries." --William A. Hoisington Jr., professor emeritus of modern European history, University of Illinois at Chicago "Atwood's writing brings vivacity to the inspirational contributions made by women in the First World War. Their strength and independence in mind and body should make people today believe that anything is possible." --Lucy Moore, project curator, World War I at Leeds Museums "No word, picture, or sidebar is wasted in this collection of elegant, accessible biographies, which together form a coherent history of a too-long neglected window on World War I." --Elizabeth Wein, award-winning author of Code Name Verity "Moving, surprising, and highly readable, these portraits shine a light on 16 brave and determined women whose contributions to the First World War deserve to be celebrated." --Duncan Barrett, bestselling author of The Sugar Girls "Alongside their sisters toiling on the home front were women who served with exceptional valor at the front: from innovative medics to hard-bitten soldiers, from spies to enterprising journalists. Kathryn Atwood's fascinating survey helps reset our perceptions of women in the Great War" --Peter Doyle, author of The First World War in 100 Objects "Author Kathryn J. Atwood tells the stories using engaging narrative and dialogue, and utilizes quotes from historical documents and personal diaries. She has done a great job of providing enough information to satisfy a history buff while writing in a style that will satisfy anyone who likes to read a good story." --TeenReads.com "Atwood captures a range of wartime experiences across multiple countries in this excellent volume." --Tammy M. Proctor, author of Female Intelligence: Women and Espionage in the First World War