Sisters in the Resistance

How Women Fought to Free France, 1940-1945

Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Sisters in the Resistance
Critical acclaim for Sisters in the Resistance

"Often moving . . . always fascinating . . . women in the French Resistance is a key subject. Margaret Weitz has gathered personal testimonies . . . and set them in an intelligible context that helps us understand how all French people--men and women--experienced the Nazi occupation." --Robert Paxton, Mellon Professor of Social Sciences, Columbia University, and author of Vichy France: Old Guard and New Order, 1940-1944.

"Compulsive reading . . . a valuable book which vividly portrays the intricacies of resistance within France, written in an easy but serious style." --Times Literary Supplement (London).

"An absolutely stunning and compelling chronicle of dauntless courage and unflagging patriotism." --Booklist.

"[Margaret Collins Weitz's] well-researched, thoughtful study. . . has filled a gap in the history of World War II." --Publishers Weekly.

"Balancing absorbing narrative and astute analysis, Margaret Collins Weitz has integrated the unsung achievements of women into the history of the French Resistance." --Carole Fink, Professor of History, The Ohio State University, and author of Marc Bloch: A Life in History.

"Fifty years after the end of World War II, Sisters in the Resistance renders homage to the courageous women of the French Resistance. It is high time for their contributions to be fully acknowledged, and fortunate indeed that they have found such a sympathetic, scholarly, and lucid chronicler in Margaret Collins Weitz." --Marilyn Yalom, author of Blood Sisters: The French Revolution in Women's Memory.

Baker & Taylor
Explores the clandestine work of women who fought for the Resistance during the Nazi occupation of France, describing the hardships and risks they faced in roles such as courier and medic

Publisher: New York : J. Wiley, c1995
ISBN: 0471196983
Branch Call Number: 940.5344 W
Characteristics: xviii, 350 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., map, ports . ; 25 cm.


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Dec 06, 2014
  • Winnipeg1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

We have no concept of bravery as shown by the women in this book. Thank goodness Weitz has honoured the work & sacrifice of all these women. Makes me proud to be a woman but embarrassed at ever thinking anything I did was 'brave'. A lesson in gratitude & a great reality check for we lucky moderns. 5 stars.


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