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Enemies in love : a German POW, a black nurse, and an unlikely romance / Alexis Clark.

Clark, Alexis, (author.).
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  • ISBN: 9781620971864
  • ISBN: 1620971860
  • Physical Description: xvi, 251 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : New Press, [2018]

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-232) and index.
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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. Based on a New York Times story by Clark that drew national attention, Enemies in Love paints a tableau of dreams deferred and of love struggling to survive, twenty-five years before the Supreme Court's Loving decision legalizing mixed-race marriage-revealing the surprising possibilities for human connection in one of history's most violent conflicts.
Subject: Albert, Elinor Powell, 1921-2005.
Albert, Frederick.
World War, 1939-1945 > Arizona > Prisoners and prisons, German.
African American nurses > Biography.
Prisoners of war > Germany > Biography.
Prisoners of war > Arizona > Biography.
Interracial dating > History > 20th century.
Genre: Biographies.

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