Switchboard Soldiers Book Reviews

Jennifer Chiaverini

Switchboard Soldiers by Jennifer Chiaverini Book Summary

From New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini, a bold, revelatory novel about one of the great untold stories of World War I—the women of the U.S. Army Signal Corps, who broke down gender barriers in the military and battled a pandemic as they helped lead the Allies to victory. 

“An eye-opening and detailed novel about remarkable female soldiers. . . Chiaverini weaves the intersecting threads of these brave women’s lives together, highlighting their deep sense of pride and duty.”—Kirkus Reviews

 In June 1917, General John Pershing arrived in France to establish American forces in Europe. He immediately found himself unable to communicate with troops in the field. Pershing needed telephone operators who could swiftly and accurately connect multiple calls, speak fluent French and English, remain steady under fire, and be utterly discreet, since the calls often conveyed classified information.

At the time, nearly all well-trained American telephone operators were women—but women were not permitted to enlist, or even to vote in most states. Nevertheless, the U.S. Army Signal Corps promptly began recruiting them.

More than 7,600 women responded, including Grace Banker of New Jersey, a switchboard instructor with AT&T and an alumna of Barnard College; Marie Miossec, a Frenchwoman and aspiring opera singer; and Valerie DeSmedt, a twenty-year-old Pacific Telephone operator from Los Angeles, determined to strike a blow for her native Belgium.

They were among the first women sworn into the U.S. Army under the Articles of War. The male soldiers they had replaced had needed one minute to connect each call. The switchboard soldiers could do it in ten seconds.

Deployed throughout France, including near the front lines, the operators endured hardships and risked death or injury from gunfire, bombardments, and the Spanish Flu. Not all of them would survive.

The women of the U.S. Army Signal Corps served with honor and played an essential role in achieving the Allied victory. Their story has never been the focus of a novel…until now. 

👋 Do you love Switchboard Soldiers books? Please share your friends!

share facebook whatsapp twitter pinterest telegram email
Book Name Switchboard Soldiers
Genre Historical
Language English
E-Book Size 3.7 MB

Switchboard Soldiers (Jennifer Chiaverini) Book Reviews 2024

💸 Want to send money abroad for free?

We transfer money over €4 billion every month. We enable individual and business accounts to save 4 million Euros on bank transfer fees. Want to send free money abroad or transfer money abroad for free? Free international money transfer!

A Story That Had to Be Told. What an inspirational story!

Unsung heroes. The best stories usually have a piece of history at their core. As a woman veteran, I find that stories like this are still pretty rare. Every veteran has a story. It’s just that women’s stories are told less often. My sincere thanks for telling this one.

Top Notch,. Jennifer Chivarini never disappoints. Love her descriptive story telling. I learned about a time in history I unaware of. Can’t wait to read another one of her books.

💰 A universe of opportunities: Payoneer

Did you know that you can earn 25 USD from our site just by registering? Get $25 for free by joining Payoneer!

🧠 Join the movement! Experience the world's No.1 brain supplement

Imagine you at your best. All the time. Picture yourself at your sharpest and most productive. Your most alert and focused. Your most lucid, creative and confident. At work. At play. In every area of your life. Add Mind Lab Pro® v4.0 to your daily routine and uncap your true potential. Buy Now!

👉 Are you looking for an Adsense alternative advertising platform?

Adsterra is the most preferred ad network for those looking for an alternative to AdSense. Adsterra is the ideal choice for new sites with low daily traffic. In order to advertise on the site in Adsterra, like other ad networks, a certain traffic limit, domain age, etc. is required. There are no strict rules. Sign up!

Please wait! Switchboard Soldiers book comments loading...

Jennifer Chiaverini - Switchboard Soldiers Discussions & Comments

Have you read this book yet? What do you think about Switchboard Soldiers by Jennifer Chiaverini book? Ask the bookpedia.co community a question about Switchboard Soldiers!

Switchboard Soldiers E-book (PDF, PUB, KINDLE) Download

Switchboard Soldiers ebook switchboard-soldiers (3.7 MB) download new links will be update!

Switchboard Soldiers Similar Books

Book Name Score Reviews Price
The One 4.5/5 5,182 $11.99
The Wrong Girl 4/5 1,803 Free
The Three Musketeers 4.5/5 640 Free
Pride and Prejudice 3.5/5 271 Free
Outlander 4.5/5 5,007 $5.99

Enhance sleep, vision, cognition, flexibility, energy, long-range health and more. Performance Lab CORE Formulas support all aspects of human performance, across all walks of life. Boosts work performance and productivity with nootropics for focus, multitasking under stress, creative problem-solving and more.

Other Books from Jennifer Chiaverini
Book Name Score Reviews Price
The Spymistress 4.5/5 28 $14.99
The Aloha Quilt 4/5 98 $12.99
Resistance Women 4.5/5 349 $14.99
The Loyal Union Sampler from Elm Creek Quilts 0/5 0 $11.99
Traditions from Elm Creek Quilts 0/5 0 $19.99

Summary of Switchboard Soldiers by Jennifer Chiaverini

The Switchboard Soldiers book written by Jennifer Chiaverini was published on 19 July 2022, Tuesday in the Historical category. A total of 338 readers of the book gave the book 4.5 points out of 5.

Free Historical Books
Book Name Author Price
The Executions Sarah Elisabeth Sawyer Free
The Trail of Roses Donna C. Keenan Free
War and Peace Leo Tolstoy Free
The Moon is Down John Steinbeck Free
1914 James Farner Free

Coinbase is the world's most trusted place to buy and sell cryptocurrency. Open an account today, and if you buy or sell $100 or more of crypto, you'll receive $10 worth of free Bitcoin!

Paid Historical Books
Book Name Author Price
A Breath of Snow and Ashes Diana Gabaldon $7.99
The Mitford Affair Marie Benedict $14.99
The Paris Library Janet Skeslien Charles $13.99
The First Day of Eternity Charles G. West $6.99
The Lincoln Highway Amor Towles $12.99

Jasper is the generative AI platform for business that helps your team create content tailored for your brand 10X faster, wherever you work online.