The Unwomanly Face of War
The Unwomanly Face of War An Oral History of Women in World War II By Aleksievich, Svetlana Book - 2017 | First Edition

Everyone has an image of World War II in their mind--the landings at Omaha Beach, the men raising the flag at Iwo Jima, Churchill's famous speech. But I didn't know anything about the brave women who fought in World War II until I read this book.

Now that I've read The Unwomanly Face of War, I can't believe that these stories aren't more widely known. The tales these women tell aren't the well-known stories of battle lines or enemy troop movements. They're the stories of soldiers who underwent incredible hardships, only to return home to face scorn and silence instead of accolades.

This isn't an easy read--if you cry easily like me, you'll want to keep some tissues handy. But I couldn't put this book down, and I feel like everyone who wants to understand World War II should view this as necessary reading. -- Lizzie (See more of my picks by following WoodneathLizzie in the catalog)

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