Letters to Ann: The Korean War 1950-51

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With North Korea rattling its saber again, Letters to Ann takes the reader back to the early years of the Korean War. Even in some of its darkest moments, Captain John Hughes finds and shares bits of humor about his daily military existence with his then four year-old daughter. It is a unique perspective of what so often is called “The Forgotten War.”

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Overview

With North Korea rattling its saber again, Letters to Ann takes the reader back to the early years of the Korean War. Even in some of its darkest moments, Captain John Hughes finds and shares bits of humor about his daily military existence with his then four year-old daughter. It is a unique perspective of what so often is called “The Forgotten War.”

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Editorial Reviews

Weekly Focus Korean Newspaper
"This book is about war but not death and hate. Instead, each hand-drawn picture sent in letters to his four year-old daughter show his love, longing and the story of Korea and Koreans through this foreigner's warm eyes." (reviewed and translated by Alice Lamphier)
Miami Herald - Glenn Garvin
"The great truism of war is that it makes good men do bad things, and bad men do terrible things. Letters to Ann offers an important addendum: that through the worst moments of war, the best part of humanity, our ability to love and comfort one another, survives intact. It's impossible to read this collection of a soldier's letters from the battlefield in Korea to his 4 year-old daughter at home without being charmed, and touched."
Summit Daily News - Karina Wetherbee
"In the style of the poignant movie Life is Beautiful..."
Big Blend Radio - Smith & Nancy Reid
“An amazing story…it's just a feel-good!”
The Graybeards
"The drawings are clever. The dialogue is simple. The results are amazing."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780989378802
  • Publisher: Ann Marie
  • Publication date: 7/1/2013
  • Pages: 184
  • Sales rank: 1,025,791
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2013

    This is a beautiful and touching book. The letters, with their

    This is a beautiful and touching book. The letters, with their illustrations, reveal a great father who loves his daughter so very much; the historical information then allows the reader to understand the conditions under which he wrote and illustrated the letters. There is a perfect blend of the personal and the historical. Read it - it will touch your heart!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2013

    This book is a perfect balance of historical fact and emotion. T

    This book is a perfect balance of historical fact and emotion. The cartoons drawn and sent to a young doctors daughter in attempt to keep in touch and,I suspect, fend off the real emotions of being in a war.The book is engaging, beautiful ,happy and sad all at the same time.The coupling of historical facts and the wonderful cartoons make this book worth reading again and again. I know the people in this book and I still learned a lot about them. Thank you for this treasure.




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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 10, 2013

    This book is exquisite! As I read, my emotions bounced between

    This book is exquisite! As I read, my emotions bounced between heart-warmth and heartbreak. The letters and pictures to Ann were comical and showed the intense love and devotion her father had to her. With help from the historical pieces that the editor interwove, I felt a connection to the family and a better understanding of the Korean War. This amazing book is one that I will continue to treasure.
    (I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.)

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    Posted August 7, 2013

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