Guard of Honor against Misogyny and White Supremacy

David A. Hollinger | History | Women's Studies, Summer 2021

James Gould Cozzens’ Pulitzer Prize winning novel of 1948 offers a vivid picture of sexism and racism as experienced on an Air Force base in World War II. One character, Lt. Amanda Turck, is one of extremely few female military officers in all of American fiction. Cozzens’ witness against misogyny and white supremacy has gone unrecognized, largely because of his conservative political opinions registered elsewhere.