One of my dearest friends knows me well enough to have completely nailed my Christmas presents this year. This cute little vintage picture and shotgun shell turkey decorated the outside of my gift.
Knowing my passion for the World War II era, (I may get a little too passionate about that subject sometimes.....) these two books were my present. My friend Kiersten, knows just how much I enjoy researching that time period and studying from period books.
This book has actually been on my Amazon wishlist for a long time, but now it no longer needs to be!
The book is full of stories and pictures and anecdotes from the Christmases of 1941-1945. I have so many books on my book shelf just waiting to be read, or books on my dresser that need finishing. I don't know when I will get to reading this, but I am sure to enjoy it when I do! Maybe I just need another book half read, just like I have a bizillion sewing projects going right now. What's one more?
This book was printed in 1942, and outlines the ships that were at that time in the U.S. Navy giving information on the different ship classes.
It seems rather interesting that a book like this would have been published. From the perspective of a country just entering a war, I can understand helping the citizens understand what your fighting men are doing or are capable of doing. Most of the information in the book must have been common knowledge, otherwise, I wouldn't have thought that you would publish a book with that much information about your navy including the fate of some of these ships. I suppose it was an interesting relationship keeping your people acurately informed and at the same time trying to keep the enemy from knowing anything more than you could possibly help.
I love reading histories, but I think I enjoy reading personal reminisces and periods books even more; thus, these books are perfect fits. A history helps me understand the whole picture, but digging in with personal stories and books from that time give me a more tangible link to that time and place and the personal feelings of the people that were there. It helps me feel much more connected and closer to being there myself.
Thank you so much, Kiersten, for these wonderful books!
Did you receive any books this year?
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