Book Talk: "Lipstick Brigade"

Cindy Gueli, author

Detail from book cover

You’ve heard of Rosie the Riveter, but do you know about Washington’s Government Girls? Almost a quarter of a million adventurous young women swarmed the nation’s capital to help America fight World War II. Cindy Gueli will discuss the captivating, surprising, and moving first-person stories she collected for Lipstick Brigade, her book about how these incredible women triumphed over the challenges of war and the chaotic, frustrating, and often deadly capital boomtown. Organized in cooperation with the Albert H. Small Center for National Capital Area Studies. Free; no reservations required.