Sunday, March 11, 2007

Books about women in wartime

Helen Rappaport named a brief list of books in the London Times about women in wartime.

Two of the titles:
The Wonderful Adventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands by Mary Seacole

Vivid memoir of a Jamaican nurse who served in the Crimean War.

Six Red Months in Russia by Louise Bryant

Feisty American Marxist-feminist newspaperwoman’s engrossing account of Russia in the turmoil of revolution.
Read the rest of Rappaport's list.

Helen Rappaport's new book is No Place for Ladies: The Untold Story of Women in the Crimean War, which Allan Mallinson reviewed favorably in the Times.

--Marshal Zeringue