Penelope A. Blake

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Name: Penelope A. Blake, PH.D.

Pen Name: Penelope A. LeFew-Blake, Ph. D.

Genres: Nonfiction, American History, Women's History, Military History, World War II

Born: in Harvard, Illinois



Illinois Connection

Blake was born in Harvard, Illinois and now lives in Rockford, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Penelope A. LeFew-Blake, Ph.D., is a professor of humanities who serves as an educational adviser to the Fort Des Moines Memorial Park and Education Center. She lectures extensively on World War II history and has written several books and articles on American and European culture.

Published Works

  • My Mother's Fort: A Photographic Tribute to Fort Des Moines, First Home of the Women's Army Corps., Book Surge, 2005
  • Fort Des Moines (IA) (Images of America), Arcadia, 2006

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

My Mother's Fort:: A Photographic Tribute to Fort DesMoines, First Home of the Woman's Army Corps

ISBN: 1419608320
Release Date: 2005-12-19

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Fort Des Moines (IA) (Images of America)

ISBN: 0738540684
Release Date: 2006-08-30

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Literary Awards


Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

The author is available to give a 45 minute presentation on the Women's Army Corps at Fort Des Moines during World War II.

External Links

Penelope A. Blake, PH.D. on WorldCat

Penelope A. Blake, PH.D. on Amazon


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