Author Visit: February 26th, 7:00 p.m.

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Kim Heikkila

Sisterhood of War: Minnesota Women in Vietnam

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

7:00 PM

St. Charles Public Library

Kim Heikkila earned her Ph.D. in American Studies, with a minor in Feminist Studies, from the University of Minnesota in 2002. Her dissertation, G.I. Gender: Vietnam War-Era Women Veterans and U.S. Citizenship, was based on interviews with twenty women Vietnam veterans, both nurses and enlisted and line officer women, from across the country. After completing graduate school, Heikkila began an oral history project for the Minnesota Historical Society (MHS) that focused on nurses who had served in the war. She conducted fifteen oral history interviews for this project; they are now available in the Oral History collection at the MHS. These interviews became the basis of Sisterhood of War.

Sisterhood of War was a 2012 Minnesota Book Award finalist.

 

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This author visit is part of the Southeastern Libraries Cooperating 2013 Winter Author Tour. This project was funded in part or in whole with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.