I love to read. The End. But I think I have made that point before. Most of my reading material lately has been focused around the decades of the 30's and 40's.
I recently finished reading We had Everything but Money edited by Deb Mulvey. The book is a collection of reminiscence of the Great Depression. I know I will sound like a broken record, but I love reading personal stories to connect me to a time period. I haven't read it lately, but We Pulled Together and Won is part of the same series printed by Reiman Publications and covers the period of WWII.
I know I mentioned this book about a month ago, but I'll mention it again. I was given I'll be Home for Christmas and I only recently began reading it, and yet again I am happily reading the personal stories connected with the Christmases of the war year. I think my favorite story so far involved the Queen mother of England, the current Queen Elizabeth's grandmother.
Not a historical artifact, but WWII related all the same. I am rereading my brother's novels on the 82nd Airborne. One of the many hats I wear is that of editor for my brother. He is working on writing the third book of this trilogy, and I am beginning the editorial process. It has been so long since I read the first two in the editing stage, that I am reading them again so I can catch up with the story line. I want to be able to catch the mistakes that refer to material in previous books, but I won't be able to do that if I am not familiar with the previous books. My brother blogs over at Learning from History if you want to check him and his books out.
These aren't currently on my reading pile, but they are the latest edition to my collection. As a late Christmas/early birthday present, my sister gave me the first set of the Cherry Ames books. Although these are reprints, the novel series was originally started during WWII and the first few books are mysteries relating to her time as a nursing student and a nurse in the armed forces. Again, more research of the era by reading what they would've read at the time!
I would love to hear more recommendations for books on/or from the WWII era!
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