This volume tells the stories of 62 men and women from Wisconsin who served in the Spanish-American War, World War I, and World War II. Letters from the Front is a vivid social history of wartime as told by those who took part in these foreign conflicts. Most of them are "ordinary" people, uprooted from farms, factories, and offices, who took part in extraordinary events. This work explores how war changed their lives and reveals the emotions they felt in uniform, in remote outposts, in combat, and in prison camps. These letters, diaries, oral histories, newspapers, and contemporary accounts provide a history of adaptation to military life; they also reflect the changes that occurred over the half-century encompassing these confilcts, an era of great technological innovation — and one in which America's vision of itself also changed.
Michael E. Stevens is the former State Historic Preservation Officer at the Wisconsin Historical Society. He is editor of the series "Voices of the Wisconsin Past," which also includes "Letters from the Front," "Women Remember the War," and "Remembering the Holocaust."
Descrizione libro University of Chicago press. Condizione libro: New. Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 0870202685
Descrizione libro Wisconsin Historical Society P, 1992. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110870202685
Descrizione libro Wisconsin Historical Society Press. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0870202685 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW7.1399479