I TOOK A WAR JOB by Josephine von Mikios

I TOOK A WAR JOB

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A lively, refreshing account of successful designer and photographer into munitions plant driller makes interesting reading. The qualms of the first days, the physical exhaustion, finding a place to live, and the resulting discouragement and loneliness, the gradual adjustment and acceptance by the other workers, the types of work, the gradual approval of the men. A transfer to a shipyard, with repetition of the same problems and attitudes. Time out for reflections on war work for women, patriotism, on meeting people, on the practical aspects of factory work. There's a forthrightness, a realistic response, and a direct, informal-to-slangy style, that's infectious, and a real contribution toward understanding this field of war effort.

Pub Date: June 28th, 1943
Publisher: Simon & Schuster