They Served. We Remember.


Event Date:

September 7, 2023

Event Location:

Busboys and Poets

Panel Discussion and Book Signing

Light refreshments | Space is limited

Celebrating the release of the book Valiant Women: The Extraordinary American Servicewomen Who Helped Win World War II.

More than 350,000 American women served in uniform during World War II. And yet, the stories of these remarkable women remain unknown to most Americans. Lena Andrews helps set the record straight in her comprehensive, groundbreaking new book, VALIANT WOMEN: The Extraordinary American Servicewomen Who Helped Win World War II. Drawing from research at fourteen different archival institutions and over a dozen interviews with surviving Veterans and their families, Andrews tells the story of the trailblazing women—from every race, faith and walk of life—at the heart of the Allied strategy that won the war. Join us for this unique opportunity to learn about their bravery and service.

Panelists include:

  • Lena Andrews, author of Valiant Women
  • Edna W. Cummings, COL, U.S. Army (Ret) and 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion Historian
  • Moderated by Tonya Aikens, President & CEO, Howard County Library System

Reviews for Valiant Women

“An enlightening revisionist history…Through interviews with the few servicewomen still alive and comprehensive research, Andrews takes an ingenious look at WWII…[VALIANT WOMEN] is a must-read.” – PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (starred review)

“An invaluable addition to our knowledge of the Allied victory…[VALIANT WOMEN] is a welcome celebration of military heroes who deserve more recognition.” – KIRKUS REVIEWS (starred review)

“Brilliantly told… Binge-able and easily approachable for those new to the subject, [VALIANT WOMEN] is perfect for WWII buffs and readers of history, military history, women’s history, and feminist nonfiction.” — BOOKLIST (starred review)

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Event Date & Time

  • September 7, 2023 5:00 PM   -   7:00 PM

Event Location

  • Busboys and Poets
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