Cover: The Girls Next Door: Bringing the Home Front to the Front Lines, from Harvard University PressCover: The Girls Next Door in HARDCOVER

The Girls Next Door

Bringing the Home Front to the Front Lines

Add to Cart

Product Details

HARDCOVER

$29.95 • £23.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674986381

Publication Date: 02/04/2019

Trade

392 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

18 photos

World

  • Introduction
  • 1. A New Kind of Woman Is Following the Army: Canteening on the Western Front
  • 2. Take Your Prettiest Dresses and Go: A Touch of Home in World War II
  • 3. The Difference between Savagery and Civilization: Women in Faraway Places
  • 4. Dancing for Democracy: Entertaining Citizen-Soldiers in the Early Cold War
  • 5. Look, but Don’t Touch: Sexuality and Entertainment in the Vietnam War
  • 6. No Beer, No Booze, No Babes: Entertaining the All-Volunteer Military
  • Epilogue
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Illustration Credits
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

From Our Blog

Jacket: The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students, by Anthony Abraham Jack, from Harvard University Press

Book Club Spotlight: The Privileged Poor

As students around the world deliberate their options for further education, only made more challenging in a pandemic, we’re reminded that getting in is only half the battle. In The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students, Anthony Abraham Jack asks how—and why—do disadvantaged students struggle at elite colleges? What can schools can do differently if these students are to thrive? As back to school season begins, we spoke to two university book clubs that read and discussed The Privileged Poor this summer.