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An interesting, informative autobiography of the war years Feb 24, 2005
I enjoyed this book, centered in the years of World War II, about one woman's contribution and about the Waves, an auxiliary of the U.S. Navy that was formed at that time. Over 100,000 American women served in the Waves. It is a book similar in tone to Jackie Cochran's biography which told about the creation of the Wasps. I would recommend this book to anyone wanting to learn about the Waves, or wishing to read a charming story about a young girl growing up during the depression, coming of age during the war and going on to raise a family in the suburbs.