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Slinging Doughnuts for the Boys - by James H Madison (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 300

Genre: Biography + Autobiography

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Indiana University Press

Author: James H Madison

Language: English

Street Date: October 31, 2008
TCIN: 77780918
UPC: 9780253221070
Item Number (DPCI): 247-08-5917


Elizabeth 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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