"A worthwhile addition to every library collection and a natural for military-history enthusiasts." Kirkus

"An ideal introductory work about the war, and even adults well read in the subject may find this of interest." New York Military Affairs Symposium Review

Cover IDs: Ernest Hemingway, Eleanor Alexander Roosevelt, Buster Keaton


School Library Journal
Gr 8 Up—Hollihan profiles the lives of 16 trailblazing war correspondents in this well-researched and riveting book. Pioneers in the field of journalism....come to life as the author illuminates not only the professional dangers they faced but also the cultural assumptions made about their abilities based solely on their gender. Whether facing bias and discrimination ..., these women found ways to circumvent obstacles to provide readers around the world with gritty, eyewitness accounts from countless battle zones....Filled with black-and-white photos, newspaper clippings, and personal anecdotes from the women themselves, the text is chock-full of their daring exploits—such as Sigrid Schultz cohosting an engagement party for top Nazi Hermann Göring—all in the name of landing their stories....


In the topsy-turvy whirlwind that’s publishing today, one fact is holding strong: young people must have quality books to read about history and science.

Increasingly, we authors of nonfiction for kids hear that big trade publishers are turning away nonfiction titles. Their reasoning: kids and teens who need to write reports can easily ferret out information on the internet. Why should a kid pick up a book when a few clicks lead to any number of web pages filled with facts and figures?

Why indeed. Facts and figures are not enough. Well-crafted narrative nonfiction places facts in context for young readers, not only to give them a good read but also enabling kids and teens to build mental connections across space and time.