Slinging Doughnuts for the Boys
An American Woman in World War II
By (author) James H. Madison
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Slinging Doughnuts for the Boys by James H. Madison
Book DescriptionElizabeth Richardson was a Red Cross volunteer who worked as a Clubmobile hostess during World War II. Handing out free doughnuts, coffee, cigarettes, and gum to American soldiers in England and France, she and her colleagues provided a touch of home-American girls with whom the boys could talk, flirt, dance, and perhaps find companionship. Usually the job was not hazardous-except when V-1 and V-2 rockets rained down on London-but it required both physical endurance and the skills of a trained counselor. Liz Richardson is a witty writer and astute observer. Her letters and diaries reveal an intelligent, independent, and personable woman with a voice that rings true. With commentary by historian James H. Madison, this book is an exceptional window into a past that is all too quickly fading from memory.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780253221070
(226mm x 165mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 25-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author James H. Madison
Letters from the Greatest Generation, Paperback (October 2016)
"Originally published as Letters from Fighting Hoosiers by Howard H. Peckham and Shirley A. Snyder, Indiana War History Commission, 1948."
Indiana, Paperback (July 2016)View all books by James H. Madison
Originally published: New York: Knopf, 1947.
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Author Biography - James H. Madison
James H. Madison is Thomas and Kathryn Miller Professor of History at Indiana University Bloomington. He is author of A Lynching in the Heartland: Race and Memory in America and other books. He lives in Bloomington, Indiana.
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