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Love, War, and the 96th Engineers (Colored) The World War II New Guinea Diaries of Captain Hyman Samuelson cover
  • ISBN: 9780252069628
  • ISBN10: 0252069625

Love, War, and the 96th Engineers (Colored) The World War II New Guinea Diaries of Captain Hyman Samuelson

by Gwendolyn Midlo Hall

  • List Price: $19.95
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Univ of Illinois Pr
  • Publish date: 03/01/2001
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These candid diaries and lett ers present with striking immediacy the experiences of Captain Hyman Samuelson, a young, white, Jewish officer in command of African-American troops in New Guinea during World War II. His detailed, on-site account of issues rarely touched on in wartime literature -- especially the dynamics between black troops and white officers and the unsung work of military engineers -- unfolds side by side with the poignant, ultimately tragic, love story of Samuelson's wartime marriage and his wife Dora's fight against cancer. Expertly edited by Samuelson's niece, the award-winning historian Gwendolyn Midlo Hall, these diaries tell a moving story of personal sacrifice under difficult circumstances that included not only enemy attack but also a segregated and unequal military structure.
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NICE CONDITION SOFTCOVER BOOK. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. ALMOST NO WEAR TO COVER. A CLEAN & SOLID BOOK.
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