- Perfect Paperback: 212 pages
- Publisher: Splattered Ink Press (2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 193929441X
- ISBN-13: 978-1939294418
- Package Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.8 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 25 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,016,353 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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LETTERS lost then found Perfect Paperback – 2016
You are about to eavesdrop on conversations between two brothers, ages 19 and 30, during World War II. Prepare to journey within their family life and experience their frustration, happiness, and sadness. These two brothers have a story to tell. "LETTERS lost then found" was designed to engage you in a number of different ways. The letters themselves can be read sequentially from cover to cover, but there are also brief excerpts next to each letter that form a sort of poetic series when read one after the other. Freddie had served in the China Burma India Theatre, often referred to as the war’s forgotten theatre, and the ‘Day in History’ section on each page gives you a glimpse of what was happening in World War II at the time each letter was written. Then a ticker tape, reminiscent of the Western Union Telegram, runs across the bottom of the pages, explaining why the China Burma India Theatre was such an important part of the larger conflict.
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During the Second World War, while the war in Europe was dominant and decisive both politically and militarily, epic battles of great magnitude were being fought over thousands of miles in the corners of the earth, deploying huge numbers of men and machines with incalculable examples of heroism and loss of life. The many years of pain and suffering created by the fascism of the Axis Powers embraced almost the entire globe and did not come to a complete close until the surrender of the Axis to the Allied Powers led by the United States.
Most of us have subsequently witnessed the reconstructed scenes of seemingly light-hearted and sprightly American youth of determined courage leaving homes and marching off to war -- and yes, even of the blood, the grimness and slaughter. Yet these were our youths who laughed and trained together, becoming men who fought and feared together, with too many now lying in sacred soil.
But the picture is not complete without an understanding that this was an America of uncommon and historic total unity that embraced every home and factory. The pride of our youth was marching off to war to fight the enemy who would subvert our country's ideals, surely, but also there were the mothers, fathers and families on the home front who each made their contribution in the ways they best could, including the heartache of sending off to war their children to whom they had cared for and given so much, and for the months and years of uncertainty and fear for these loved ones in unknown foreign places they knew not where.
Author Amy L. Johnson's Letters-Lost then Found is an extraordinary find. Here the experience of one American family all comes together in this piece. The book is about the recently discovered exchange of letters between Fred Raubinger at war and the Raubinger family at home. It is about many things and not only offers an insightful glimpse into the experiences of wartime service and a unified nation at total war, but also the families and homes left behind ardently looking to support their loved ones in the vortex. It does so in a way that emphasizes the importance that while the world may little note, nor remember, we must never forget what Fred Raubinger and others who made the final sacrifice did.
All the original documents are skillfully reproduced here and virtually jump off the pages in striking reality to reflect a vivid picture of the wartime experience. This, together with the author's outstanding supporting graphic design of its pages add texture and a richness to the reader's experience.
The reader comes away affected with feeling that victory and sacrifice on the battlefield will not automatically assure the triumph of democracy at home. It remains to us to build the kind of world for which they died.
Seymour Schwartz, World War II veteran
I bought this book at a bookfest in Troy, MI.
I bought this book for my dad who loves history. Reading the letters reminded him of the letters he wrote and received from his brother who served in the army in the 1960's. My dad was so interested in the letters that he finished reading in a day. The letters are an important reflection of the time period. It gives the reader a glimpse of the joys and troubles that this family and families of that time went through. Highly recommended for history lovers.