Just Doing My Job: Stories of Service from WWII

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by Jonna Doolittle Hoppes

From the author of Calculated Risk: The Extraordinary Life of Jimmy Doolittle - Aviation Pioneer and World War II Hero comes a new book that preserves the personal histories of civilians and soldiers who united to defend America during the Second World War.

This unique oral history tells the stories of ordinary citizens who left jobs and families behind to contribute to the war effort. Chronicling the sacrifices made by otherwise average people, this keepsake features profiles of and interviews with the men and women who responded to the call to action by putting their lives on hold to fight for their country at home and abroad.

From soldiers and spies to factory workers and nurses, the heroes profiled in this history include Dick Hamada, a Japanese American who became a spy for the Office of Strategic Services; Edith McClure, an Army nurse stationed in England; Bobby Hite, one of the famed Doolittle Raiders, who was captured by the Japanese and endured years of torture and solitary confinement; and pilot Bob Hoover, who was shot down over enemy territory and imprisoned but managed to escape by stealing a German plane.

Hard cover. 343 pages. Includes black and white archive photographs.




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