On the morning of December 7, 1941, life for families across America was forever changed by events over which they had no control, but were to witness and play a part.An American Family in World War II is the moving story of one of those families — told largely in their own words. When Ralph “Lee” Minker Jr. enteredU.S. Army Air Cadet training in 1943,he began a correspondence with his parents and...
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Publisher: Word Association Publishers (February 10, 2013)
Publication Date: February 10, 2013
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My wife loves this book, as well as others about life during WWII. It's important to understand what people went through back then, and why. Gives the younger folks a new respect for their elders....
e sisters; letters that describe the rigors of pilot training and ultimately his life at “this air baseI call home,” as he flew 37 combat missions over Nazi Germany. The letters from the family members to Lee bring a vibrant reality to the home front — rationing, bond drives, and the daily tension of war — through the people who lived it. Woven together with commentary by the editors, this is an intensely personal and richly detailed account of life in America during the harrowing days of WWII.