Books: My Best Soldiers

THE WOMEN'S ARMY CORPS (841 pp.) —Lieut. Colonel Mattie E. Treadwell—The Department ot the Army ($6.25).

Before Pallas Athene sprang full-armored from his brow, Zeus had a dreadful headache. The U.S. Army had worse headaches getting the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, which adopted Pallas Athene as its symbol, dressed and going. But it was worth it.

How the WAAC (later the WAC) fought to make a place for itself, how it verged on humiliating failure and how success finally came, is told with bold candor and fine humor in the Army's official history of the corps.

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