By Marian Elizabeth Smith, Eugene T. Petersen
In mid-February 1944 Marian Elizabeth Smith, a tender Wisconsin lady, met Marine Corps Lieutenant Eugene T. Petersen at the passenger teach, El Capitan, because it made its 42-hour run from l. a. to Chicago. After a quick acquaintance, he left the U.S. to affix the 3rd Marine department on Guam and finally to participate within the conflict for Iwo Jima in February and March of 1945. The accrued letters in their next 18-month correspondence demonstrate a lot approximately wartime existence at domestic and out of the country. This correspondence represents a time pill of present occasions as Smith and Petersen talk about Franklin Roosevelt, the United international locations, internationalism, renowned video clips, the French aviator and poet Antoine de St. Exupery, the caricature Barnaby, and the frustrations of facing occasionally less-than-enlightened mom and dad. The lack of Marian's brother throughout the bombing of Ploesti, Rumania, in June 1944, introduced Petersen and Smith nearer jointly, and after 1000s of letters the "chance for romance" Marian had instructed early of their correspondence developed right into a marriage that has persevered for greater than part a century.
Read or Download A chance for love: the World War II letters of Marian Elizabeth Smith and Lt. Eugene T. Petersen, USMCR PDF
Similar women in history books
As a better half quantity to their previous publication, known as to braveness: 4 girls in Missouri historical past, Margot Ford McMillen and Heather Roberson’s Into the highlight . offers the biographies offour extra notable Missouri girls. even though those girls got here from appreciably varied situations, all of them shared a standard experience of goal, selection, and braveness, and every used her personal certain place to empower herself and others Sacred solar, also referred to as Mohongo, used to be a local American of the Osage tribe in Missouri.
The appearance of contemporary agribusiness irrevocably replaced the styles of existence and hard work at the American kin farm. In Entitled to strength, Katherine Jellison examines midwestern farm women's unforeseen reaction to new labor-saving units. Federal farm coverage at mid-century taken care of farm ladies as shoppers, now not manufacturers.
The Iron woman, the definitive Margaret Thatcher biography, is out there simply in time for the motion picture starring Meryl Streep as some of the most notorious figures in postwar politics. even if you love her or hate her, Margaret Thatcher's influence on twentieth-century background is indisputable. From her humble, small-town upbringing to her upward thrust to strength because the United Kingdom's first girl top minister, to her dramatic fall from grace after greater than 3 a long time of provider, celebrated biographer John Campbell delves into the tale of this interesting woman's existence as nobody has prior to.
This publication examines a not often studied but an important crew of insurgents who fought for Cuban independence from Spain throughout the nineteenth century: insurgent ladies referred to as mambisas. Coming from a wide selection of backgrounds--rich and negative, black and white, rural and concrete, younger and old--these girls determinedly and passionately helped forge Cuba's new nationwide identification.
- Women In The British Army: War And The Gentle Sex, 1907-1948 (Women's and Gender History)
- Women and Authority in Early Modern Spain: The Peasants of Galicia
- Waiting On The Bounty: Dust Bowl Diary Mary Dyck
- Musical Women in England, 1870-1914: ''Encroaching on All Man's Privileges''
- "A Pernicious Sort of Woman": Quasi-Religious Women and Canon Lawyers in the Later Middle Ages
Extra resources for A chance for love: the World War II letters of Marian Elizabeth Smith and Lt. Eugene T. Petersen, USMCR
And from then on, I gloated! " Didn't it seem that way to you? I hope you can read this letter. This isn't a very good pencil, but I packed my pen away somewhere & can't dig it out. They have already rented my room to someone else so I'm going home for a couple weeks and when I come back I'll stay with June 8 & [Gale] Murph[y] again at 14 W. Elm, Apt 1303. In the meantime, please write to me at Wittenberg. With all my heart, Gene, I wish you luck and hope that you'll be back safely very soon. Love, Marian <><><><><><><><><><><><> Nov.
To change the subject againI'm glad I saw the final election results before I left. Incidently write and tell me how Mo. went in your next letter. Will you? If it turned out to be Democratic I have to collect $10 from some Lt. over here somewhere. I'll never forget election night. This other Lt. M. and never left until 12:30 except to go to the bar for Bourbon & Ginger Ale. By that time we both were only he was sad and I very happy. Oh what a thrillit was worth all the mud slinging of the campaign we had to read about just for that one night.
I still don't know what made me do it really, except that it must have been an extreme aversion to allowing myself to become involved in the mental obligations entailed in accepting such generosity. My God, I'd have to work for Reliable the rest of my life to make up for it! Anyway, about eight o'clock, your special delivery letter came saying you might be gone Sat. , so I was glad I didn't go. Life is a merry-go-round, isn't it? You should have seen my mother and dad when I got home Sun. night.
A chance for love: the World War II letters of Marian Elizabeth Smith and Lt. Eugene T. Petersen, USMCR by Marian Elizabeth Smith, Eugene T. Petersen