Writing Home: Letters from World War II
- List Price: $26.00
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
- Publish date: 10/01/2001
- ISBN: 9780375410581
- ISBN10: 0375410589
An American soldier learns that his twin brother has been killed on another front. A Canadian nurse describes the atomic bombing of Nagasaki that she survived. A British general confronts the horrors of the Belsen concentration camp. An American lieutenant writes a letter to a son -- to be opened when he is 16 -- who he will never see. Dwight Eisenhower ruminates to his wife Mamie about their future after the war. A Danish SS officer deludes himself into thinking the Germans will take Moscow again.
Warm, sentimental, funny, informative, "Writing Home" tells the story of World War II in a different fashion, straight from the hearts and minds of the men and women who were there.