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Kathryn J. Atwood


Kathryn J. Atwood

Kathryn J. Atwood is the author of three young adult collective biographies of women and war as well as the editor of Code Name Pauline, the memoirs of WWII SOE agent Pearl Witherington. Kathryn has contributed to The Historian; War, Literature, and the Arts; and the collections Des Plaines River Anthology and Holocaust Heroines: Fierce Females;; and Women’s Independent Press. She lives near Chicago.

Kathryn J. Atwood

Books by Kathryn J. Atwood

by Kathryn J. Atwood - History, Nonfiction, Women's History

In these pages, readers will meet courageous women and girls who risked their lives through their involvement in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II. Fifteen suspense-filled stories unfold across China, Japan, Malaya, Singapore, the Dutch East Indies, and the Philippines, providing an inspiring reminder of womens' and girls' refusal to sit on the sidelines around the world and throughout history.

written by Pearl Witherington Cornioley edited by Kathryn J. Atwood - History, Nonfiction, Women's History

In CODE NAME  PAULINE Pearl describes in a series of plainspoken reminiscences her difficult childhood and harrowing escape from France in 1940; her recruitment and training as a special agent; the logistics and dangers of posing as a cosmetics saleswoman to make her way around the country as an undercover courier; and both failed and successful attempts at sabotaging the Nazis. She tells how, when the leader of her network was caught by the Gestapo, she became “Pauline” and rose to command a 3,500-strong band of French Resistance fighters.

by Kathryn J. Atwood - History, Nonfiction

In time for the 2014 centennial of the start of the Great War, WOMEN HEROES OF WORLD WAR I brings to life the brave and often surprising exploits of 16 fascinating women from around the world who served their countries at a time when most of them didn’t even have the right to vote.