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Since you went away : World War II letters from American women on the home front

Author: Judy Barrett Litoff; David C Smith
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawn from a large archive of wartime correspondence, Since You Went Away collects hundreds of letters written by women of all backgrounds and ages from all over the United States: from Midwestern farms to the Hawaiian Islands, from young girls to anxious mothers. The letters are sometimes touching, sometimes anguished, and always packed with intimate glimpses of the World War II era. With men on the frontlines,
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Genre/Form: Personal correspondence
Biographies
Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Since you went away.
New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1991
(OCoLC)551381227
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Judy Barrett Litoff; David C Smith
ISBN: 0195067959 9780195067958
OCLC Number: 22623491
Description: xii, 293 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Don't you know there's a war on? --
Courtship by mail --
War brides --
War wives --
Be with him at every mail call : a pictorial essay --
I took a war job --
For the duration --
The price of victory --
Why we fought --
Chronology of World War II events --
For further reading --
Index.
Responsibility: edited by Judy Barrett Litoff, David C. Smith.
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