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Enemies in love : a German POW, a black nurse, and an unlikely romance

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New York : The New Press, [2018]  |  

Includes bibliographical references and index.

This is a love story like no other: Elinor Powell was an African American nurse in the U.S. military during World War II; Frederick Albert was a soldier in Hitler’s army, captured by the Allies and shipped to a prisoner-of-war camp in the Arizona desert. Like most other black nurses, Eleanor pulled a second-class assignment, in a dusty, sun-baked—and segregated—Western town. The army figured that the risk of fraternization between black nurses and white German POWs was almost nil. Brought together by unlikely circumstances and racist assumptions, Elinor and Frederick should have been bitter enemies; but instead, at the height of World War II, they fell in love. Their dramatic story was unearthed by journalist Alexis Clark, who through years of interviews and historical research has pieced together an astounding narrative of race and true love in the cauldron of war. -- Publisher.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Fonthill 940.547273092 Powel-C 36443001975366 Adult NEW non-fiction Copy hold / Volume hold Checked out 07/03/2019

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