After her death, Peter A. Witt, Edith’s nephew, painstakingly sifted through countless papers and letters to provide a nuanced and annotated portrait of the war through one woman’s extraordinarily perceptive eyes. And yet he found that Edith’s devotion to service did not end with the war. From marching to Selma with Martin Luther King Jr. in 1965 to building community organizations in San Francisco in the 1970s to push for decent and affordable living, Edith Witt remained a tireless advocate for social justice.
Edith’s War is a welcome contribution to the social history of World War II and an inspiring tale of one woman’s life of advocacy and service that encourages readers to embrace thoughtful action in their own lives. Scholars and general readers alike will find Edith’s War an engaging and enjoyable read.
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Published by Texas A&M University Press