Letters from the Front explores how the Spanish-American War, World War I and World War II changed the day-to-day lives of Wisconsin men and women and reveals the emotions they felt in uniform, in remote outposts, in combat and even in prison camps. Many traditional accounts of these wars focus on logistical and statistical history rather than on the kind of personal history shared when a soldier writes home. In this book edited by Michael E. Stevens, ordinary men and women - Amerisan soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and nurses - reveal the thoughts and worries they had and experiences they endured in the letters they wrote during these wars. Letters from the Front, 1898-1945 preserves unique war memories that cannot and should not be forgotten.
Edited by: Michael E. Stevens
Paperback - 6 in. x 9 in.
192 pages, 46 black and white photos
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Michael E. Stevens is the former State Historic Preservation Officer at the Wisconsin Historical Society. He is also editor of the Society Press series "Voices of the Wisconsin Past," which includes Letters from the Front, as well as Women Remember the War and Remembering the Holocaust.