The Women Who Wrote the War Author:Nancy Caldwell Sorel, Arcade Publishing They came from Boston, New York, Milwaukee, and St. Louis; from San Francisco and points east. They left comfortable homes and safe sourroundings for combat-zone duty. They were women war correspondants, bringing to the battlefields of World War II a fresh perspective, reporting what they witnessed with a new sensiblity.The women who... more » wrote the war include world-famous photojournalist Margaret Bourke-White, the only Western photgrapher to cover the Nazi invasion of the USSR; writer Martha Gelhorn, wife of Ernest Heminghway and one of the first reporters to document the menace of fascism; Lee Miller, the legendary photographer who took a bath in Hitler's tub; and dozens more gutsy women whose devastating and heartwarming reports are captured in this seemless narrative that assures them, at last, their rightful place in history.« less
If you are someone who loves historical non-fiction then this is the book for you. To be completely honest though, I did not finish it. It's quite long, there are a ton of different women that it follows throughout different parts of the war and different locations, and I had a hard time keeping track of who was who. It's definitely interesting material and a subject that everyone should know more about, I just knew that when I was already pretty lost with the characters, forcing myself through the second half would be more to say I finished it than because I actually enjoyed the book.