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Diane Fessler - No Time for Fear
Airdate: November 23, 1996

About the Author

Diane Burke Fessler is a graduate of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University. She is senior editor at Primer Publishers.



About this Book

"No Time For Fear" summons the voices of more than 100 women who served as nurses overseas during World War II, letting them tell their story as no one else can. Fessler has meticulously compiled and transcribed more than 200 interviews with American military nurses of the Army, Army Air Force and Navy who were present in all theaters of WWII. Their stories bring to life horrific tales of illness and hardship, blinding blizzards and near starvation — all faced with courage, tenacity and even good humor. This unique oral-history collection makes available to readers an important counterpoint to the seemingly endless discussions of strategy, planning and troop movement that often characterize discussions of WWII.