“Valiant Women: The Extraordinary American Servicewomen Who Helped Win World War II,” by Lena Andrews

“Valiant Women” is the story of the 350,000 American women who served in uniform during World War II as pilots, code-breakers, ordnance experts, gunnery instructors, chemists, translators, parachute riggers, truck drivers, pigeon trainers, and more. These incredible women served in every service branch, in every combat theater, and in nearly two-thirds of the available military occupations at the time. Historian Lena Andrews now offers the definitive account of these American servicewomen based on new archival research, firsthand interviews with surviving veterans, and a deep professional understanding of military history and strategy.


Lena Andrews is a military analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency. She has a Ph.D. in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, specializing in international relations and security studies. She has spent more than a decade in foreign policy, having previously worked at the RAND Corporation and the United States Institute of Peace.


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