In these days of books featuring lesser-known individuals (especially women) who contributed to war efforts, science, and space exploration, I was excited to see this display window last fall. It was filled with books about women and their place in history.
My husband and I were visiting Fredericksburg, Texas, which is the birthplace of Admiral Chester Nimitz and which is also the site of the National Pacific War Museum. As the hubby played in a golf tournament, I visited this really well done museum. It was fascinating and took me two days to slowly wander through. My father was a veteran of WWII and the Pacific part of it. He was in New Guinea and the Philippines as a very young 19-year-old. I was happy to get to see more and know more about the history leading up to the Pacific part of that war and also visit the extensive book section of the gift shop. And, of course, I made some book purchases.
I haven't read any of these yet, but I certainly plan to. And I also got a couple of books for my Kindle after I got home. Here's what I bought:
by Cheryl Mullenbach
by Margaret (Peggy) Parent Lutz
edited by Margaret (Peggy) Parent Lutz
by Sarah Byrn Rickman
by Laura Tohe
After I got home and looked around a bit, I also purchased:
These are just a few of the books around right now that highlight 'unknown' contributions to history. I'm so happy that some of their stories are being researched and talked about. This generation - the ones who were there during the 1940's - is very quickly passing from this earth. Their experiences should be preserved, if possible. I'm excited to have these books and plan to read them in coming months.
Have you read any books such as these? Tell me about them and give recommendations, if you like, fiction or nonfiction, to broaden my reading in any of these areas.