Tuesday, May 13, 2008

"Slinging Doughnuts for the Boys"

Dr. James H. Madison (left), a professor of history at Indiana University Bloomington, will discuss his recent book, Slinging Doughnuts for the Boys: An American Woman in World War II, at noon 21 May in the Indiana History Center, downtown, as part of the "Reading Life" series.

The book focuses on Elizabeth Richardson, a Red Cross Clubmobile worker from Mishawaka, who worked in Europe serving coffee and doughnuts to men going to and returning from combat. Using her diary, letters, paintings, and photographs, Madison shows Richardson's experiences in World War II. Elizabeth was killed in a plane crash over France in July 1945, and is buried at the American Cemetery in Normandy.

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