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The daily life of an ordinary American soldier during World War II : the letters of Wilbur C. Berget

Author: Wilbur C Berget; Mark D Van Ells
Publisher: Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"With a high school education and work experience as a framer and carpenter, this young man wrote letters that would rival those of English professors, historians, and sociologists in their eloquence, analysis, and observation ... he writes about the entire span of American war experience, from patrolling the Mexican border on horseback in the days before Pearl Harbor through occupation duty in Germany in the winter  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Personal narratives
Personal correspondence
Correspondence
Personal narratives, American
Biography
Named Person: Wilbur C Berget
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wilbur C Berget; Mark D Van Ells
ISBN: 9780773449183 0773449183
OCLC Number: 272306391
Description: ix, 478 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : Wilbur's world --
"This is a great experience and a grand adventure" : February --
October 1941 --
"Things look a lot more serious" : October 1941 --
July 1942 --
"Don't mind sleeping on the ground anymore" : July 1942 --
June 1944 --
"Never let the U.S. suffer such a fate" : June 1944 --
May 1945 --
"Guess that's all for tonight so will close" : May --
December 1945.
Responsibility: edited by Mark D. Van Ells ; with a foreword by Russell Horton.

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"With a high school education and work experience as a framer and carpenter, this young man wrote letters that would rival those of English professors, historians, and sociologists in their eloquence, analysis, and observation ... he writes about the entire span of American war experience, from patrolling the Mexican border on horseback in the days before Pearl Harbor through occupation duty in Germany in the winter of 1945"--Foreword.

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