World War II...

Interesting women of

Hedy Lamarr

Movie star. Mathematical genius.
Inventor of a technology still used in WiFi
today. Check out her incredible story here... resources/biographies/hedy-lamarr
(...who I found endlessly fascinating, but didn't get to include in my book.)

Josephine Baker

You may know her as the celebrated jazz singer, dancer, and civil rights activist, but did you know she was a spy for the French Resistance?

Nieves Fernandez

Not to glorify war or anything, but this chick rocked! During the Japanese occupation of the Philippines, she and plenty other Filipino women joined the ranks of guerrilla fighters.