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The Girls Next Door: Bringing the Home Front to the Front Lines
  • Date: Monday, February 11, 2019
  • Time: 12:00 pm
  • Location: William G. McGowan Theater, Washington, DC

In her latest book, The Girls Next Door, professor Kara Dixon Vuic tells the story of the intrepid young women who volunteered to help and entertain American servicemen fighting overseas, from World War I through the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Their presence mobilized support for the war back home, while exporting American culture abroad. This story of the women who talked and listened, danced and sang, unknown and famous, adds an intimate chapter to the history of war and its ties to life in peacetime.

A book signing will follow the program. Purchase this book on the day of the event from the National Archives Store and receive a 15% discount (members get 20% off).

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