Since You Went Away: World War II Letters from American Women on the Home Front / Edition 1

Since You Went Away: World War II Letters from American Women on the Home Front / Edition 1

by Judy Barrett Litoff
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0700607145

ISBN-13: 9780700607143

Pub. Date: 04/28/1995

Publisher: University Press of Kansas

"Sometimes a single book can make a historic difference. It was the pen of Dickens, of course, that put Britain's sweatshops out of business. It was a single book that brought slavery into focus. But no book of the several which tried has yet convinced us of the absurdity and futility of war. With enough readers, this one might."—Paul Harvey, Paul Harvey News,

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"Sometimes a single book can make a historic difference. It was the pen of Dickens, of course, that put Britain's sweatshops out of business. It was a single book that brought slavery into focus. But no book of the several which tried has yet convinced us of the absurdity and futility of war. With enough readers, this one might."—Paul Harvey, Paul Harvey News, WBZ Radio, Boston.

"A remarkable view into the lives of ordinary women during wartime [that] will catch at the hearts of general readers."—Susan M. Hartmann, author of The Home Front and Beyond

"A rare and brilliant book filled with wonderfully distinctive human stories that transport the reader back in time to an unforgettable era."—Doris Kerns Goodwin, author of No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, The Home Front in World War II

"A wonderful volume, full of admirable women struggling in a difficult situation, doing their best for their families and their country. Highly recommended."—Stephen E. Ambrose, author of Eisenhower and D-Day, June 6, 1944

Author Bio: Judy Barrett Litoff is professor of history at Bryant College. David C. Smith is A. A. Bird Professor of History at the University of Maine. Their books include Miss You: The World War II Letters of Barbara Wooddall Taylor and Charles E. Taylor; Dear Boys: World War II Letters from a Woman Back Home; and "We're in this War, Too": World War II Letters from American Women in Uniform.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700607143
Publisher:
University Press of Kansas
Publication date:
04/28/1995
Edition description:
REISSUE
Pages:
310
Sales rank:
829,279
Product dimensions:
6.01(w) x 9.23(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword

Acknowledgments

1. Don't You Know There's a War On?

2. Courtship by Mail

3. War Brides

4. War Wives

5. Be With Him at Every Mail Call: A Pictorial Essay

6. I Took a War Job

7. For the Duration

8. The Price of Victory

9. Why We Fought

Chronology of World War II Events

For Further Reading

Index

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