Followers: A Story of World War II Wives

When men were called to arms in World War II, and sent to military camps across the United States, millions of wives followed their husbands, renting rooms in stangers’ homes near camps, and finding scarce employment in nearby towns in order to be with their husbands as long as possible before they were shipped overseas.

Against the backdrop of war, of friends and brothers dying on battlefields, June Stephenson, one of the “followers,” speaks for many wives recounting the anxieties they shared, never knowing which day would be the last day they would ever spend with their husbands. Being shipped overseas carried with it the great possibility of never returning.

“Followers” is a love story, reflecting the lives of millions of WWII wives. A never-before-told part of 20th century history.

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About June Stephenson

June Stephenson is the author of 20 books about women’s issues, parental responsibility, the humanities, philosophy, comparative religion, music, architecture, parenting, sexual abuse, child abuse, spousal abuse, incest, crime, women’s studies, aging, tyranny, family, marriage, and divorce. The accomplished author has a degree from Stanford in economics and a Ph.D. in psychology with 25 years of teaching experience in history and English. Stephenson’s well-researched and documented approach combined with an easy-to-read style, offers readers enrichment and enjoyment. She also is an award-winning artist with many red ribbons from juried art shows throughout California. Stephenson has two daughters and two granddaughters, and lives in Palm Desert, California, with her Labradoddle named Happy.

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