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Wednesday, October 10 • 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Women in WWII

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Cindy Gueli and Patricia O'Connell Pearson tell stories of female patriotism, the power of positive attitudes, and the love of flying in a man’s war. In Lipstick Brigade: The Untold True Story of Washington's World War II Government Girls, Gueli explores the surprising and moving first-person stories of how courageous women triumphed over the challenges of war in America’s capital. In Fly Girls: The Daring American Women Pilots Who Helped Win WWII, Patricia O’Connell Pearson offers an account of female fighter pilots who answered their country’s call in its time of need. Over 1,100 female pilots ferried planes from factories to bases, towed targets for live ammunition artillery training, tested repaired planes and new equipment, and more. Despite their commitment, they received less pay than men doing the same jobs, and no military benefits. Sponsored by the Friends of the City of Fairfax Regional Library.

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Cindy Gueli

Dr. Cindy Gueli is a historian and author of Lipstick Brigade: The Untold True Story of Washington's World War II Government Girls. Professor Gueli has taught and lectured widely on American social, cultural, and pop culture history. She is also a media professional who worked as... Read More →
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Patricia O’Connell Pearson

Patricia O’Connell Pearson is a former history teacher with an MEd from George Mason University. She has contributed to and edited history textbooks and published articles in magazines and newspapers including the Washington Post. Always enthusiastic about sharing the stories of... Read More →



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