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Slinging Doughnuts for the Boys:

An American Woman in World War II

Paperback (320 pages)
Elizabeth Richardson, a Red Cross volunteer who worked as a Clubmobile hostess, provided a touch of home to American soldiers in England and France. It required both physical endurance and the skills of a trained counselor.

Slinging Doughnuts for the Boys:

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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  • ISBN13: 9780253221070
  • Condition: New
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