Dear Mom: World War II Remembered in a Sailor’s Letters [Paperback] R. C. McCrum
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Dear Friend Anna: The Civil War Letters of a Common Soldier from Maine [Hardcover] Edwards, Abial Hall; Kallgren, Beverly Hayes; Crouthamel, James L. and Edwards, Anna
The Civil War letters of Abial Edwards are published here in full, with careful attention to reproducing Edwards’s exact wording, spelling, and punctuation. Historian James L. Crouthamel places the letters in historical context with introductory comments and explanatory notes and suggestions for further reading.
This collection of stories, though fiction, is a rich depiction of Maine people–doctors, nurses, patients, and families–and their stories ring true in every sense. The cover photograph is of a “left-handed house” referred to in the story “Left-handed Favor,” of the Biddeford-Saco general practitioner who used a secret code with his office and local pharmacist to help indigent patients.