[FBC22] Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi, author of This Is Really War

“When we include women’s stories, then we get the whole picture of history.” – Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi


Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi, PhD is the author of “This is Really War: The Incredible True Story of a Navy Nurse POW in the Occupied Philippines” and “Ugly Prey: An Innocent Woman and the Death Sentence that Scandalized Jazz Age Chicago.”  She has written for the New York Times, The Atlantic, Discover Magazine, Chicago Tribune, and the country’s largest newspapers. She holds a PhD from the University of Illinois-Chicago.

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Emilie’s book recommendations:

Defending the Damned: Inside Chicago’s Cook County Public Defenders Office by Kevin Davis

Lady Killers: Deadly Women Throughout History by Tori Telfer

The Assassin’s Accomplice: Mary Surratt and the Plot to Kill Abraham Lincoln by Kate Clifford Larson



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