New York May 10, 2016 - In 1991, Kay Thompson Baxter's adult children asked her to write her memoir. They wanted to know more about their mother's life growing up on a farm in the Piedmont region of North Carolina and her experiences as a United States Navy Nurse during World War II. Twenty-five years later, her book remains an eloquent personal history.
This powerful, slim volume offers important insights into the military servicewomen of America's Greatest Generation. Educational, funny, and poignant, MAKE WAY FOR THE LADY ENSIGN: An American Memoir is the autobiography of a gracious and courageous woman. ~ Sally M. Tibbetts A Bookworm in Cyber Space
This unforgettable coming-of-age memoir brings to life a more innocent time, when a smart, southern farm girl could find her calling as a Navy Nurse, see the world, live out the romantic adventures of her dreams, and always be treated with respect and admiration as she rose in the ranks as a wartime officer. Kay Baxter’s life story begs to become a screenplay about the kind of Americans we still believe ourselves to be, deep down: tireless, adventurous, proud of our humble beginnings, honest about our mistakes, eager to build our own destinies, and ready for anything life dishes out. Kay Baxter’s story makes me proud to be not just a woman, but a red-blooded, all-American female. ~ Antonia Felix Sonia Sotomayor: The True American Dream