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Title Love Stories of World War II
Author Larry King
Publisher Crown Pub
Release Date 2001
Category Family & Relationships
Total Pages 328
ISBN 0609607235
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Shares the stories of thirty-three couples who met and fell in love during World War II, offering a view of the personal side of the wartime experience and the legacy of relationships forged in the midst of tragedy.

Title Love Stories of World War II
Author Larry King
Publisher Three Rivers Press
Release Date 2002-08-01
Category History
Total Pages 328
ISBN 0609810030
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Drawing on his original interviews, the Emmy-winning host of Larry King Live shares the heartwarming stories of fifty couples who met and fell in love during World War II, offering a poignant view of the personal side of the wartime experience and the legacy of relationships forged in the midst of tragedy. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.

Title Love Stories of World War II
Author Larry King
Publisher Random House Large Print Publishing
Release Date 2001
Category History
Total Pages 459
ISBN 037543125X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Shares the stories of fifty couples who met and fell in love during World War II, offering a view of the personal side of the wartime experience and the legacy of relationships forged in the midst of tragedy.

We Are Going To Be Lucky by Elizabeth L. Fox

Title We Are Going to Be Lucky
Author Elizabeth L. Fox
Publisher SUNY Press
Release Date 2018-05-23
Category HISTORY
Total Pages 490
ISBN 9781438470597
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Tells the story of a young couple in love during World War II, and the difficulties they faced both at war and on the home front. We Are Going to Be Lucky tells the story of a first-generation Jewish American couple separated by war, captured in their own words. Lenny and Diana Miller were married just one year before America entered World War II. Deeply committed to social justice and bonded by love, both vowed to write to one another daily after Lenny enlisted in 1943. As Lenny made his way through basic training in Mississippi to the beaches of Normandy and eventually to the Battle of the Bulge, Diana struggled financially, giving up her job as a machinist to become a mother. Their contributions to the war effort—Lenny’s crucial missions as an Army scout and Diana’s work in the Brooklyn Navy Yard—are the backdrop to their daily correspondence, including insightful discussions of democracy, politics, and economic hardship. Faced with grueling conditions overseas, Lenny managed to preserve every letter his wife sent, mailing them back to her for safekeeping. The couple’s extraordinary letters, preserved in their entirety, reveal and reflect the excruciating personal sacrifices endured by both soldiers at war and their young families back home. After decades of gathering dust, their words have been carefully transcribed and thoughtfully edited and annotated by Elizabeth L. Fox, Lenny and Diana’s daughter. “This beautiful book reveals both the quotidian lives on the military and home front as well as big political issues of the day like the death of Mussolini and the fight against fascism. Throughout it all, the reader gets glimpses of American society through a first-generation Jewish American perspective as they comment on the mundane details of daily finances as well as looming issues like racial politics in the wartime United States. The result is a pure joy and a window into a lost world.” —David Shneer, author of Through Soviet Jewish Eyes: Photography, War, and the Holocaust “At the heart of this fascinating and educational tale about a soldier and his wife during wartime is a wonderful love story. Lenny and Diana become relatable almost immediately. Their excitement at their experiences—the eagerness with which they anticipate their few reunions, the battles he is in, the pregnancy and birth of their daughter—draws readers in and allows them to live through the era as ordinary people experienced it day in and day out.” — Richard Aquila, author of Home Front Soldier: The Story of a GI and His Italian American Family During World War II “This is a truly remarkable story, contextualized just enough by the editor to provide the reader with a sufficient understanding of the history of the times without taking away the daily realities of a young couple making their way through letters and the occasional souvenir, till their final reunion. It pulls you in in such a way that you will not want to put the book down until the finish.” — Melissa Suzanne Fisher, author of Wall Street Women “The correspondence of Lenny and Diana is a compelling account of the war though the eyes of an American soldier in Europe and his wife who stayed in the United States. The drama centers on the birth of their first child in America and Lenny’s increasingly dangerous war. Lenny was to go on to become an eminent scholar of John Milton, and these letters show the young scholar at work, struggling to obtain research materials while recovering from serious injuries sustained at the Battle of the Bulge.” — Gordon Campbell, University of Leicester “Is there any genre of writing more immediate and soul-bearing than the love letter? In We Are Going to Be Lucky, Elizabeth L. Fox allows us inside the lives of one New York couple as they endure the challenges of living apart through World War II—Lenny from the battlefront and Diana at home in Brooklyn. From arduous training to the difficulties of factory work, from the hopefulness of pregnancy to a near-fatal injury and painful convalescence, this carefully edited collection of correspondence reveals the pain, sacrifice, and everyday struggles—and magnanimity—of the Greatest Generation, and the universal beauty of human connection.” — Julie Scelfo, author of The Women Who Made New York

Enemies In Love by Alexis Clark

Title Enemies in Love
Author Alexis Clark
Publisher The New Press
Release Date 2018-05-15
Category History
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9781620971871
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A “New & Noteworthy” selection of The New York Times Book Review “Alexis Clark illuminates a whole corner of unknown World War II history.” —Walter Isaacson, New York Times bestselling author of Leonardo da Vinci “[A]n irresistible human story. . . . Clark’s voice is engaging, and her tale universal.” —Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power and American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House A true and deeply moving narrative of forbidden love during World War II and a shocking, hidden history of race on the home front This is a love story like no other: Elinor Powell was an African American nurse in the U.S. military during World War II; Frederick Albert was a soldier in Hitler’s army, captured by the Allies and shipped to a prisoner-of-war camp in the Arizona desert. Like most other black nurses, Elinor pulled a second-class assignment, in a dusty, sun-baked—and segregated—Western town. The army figured that the risk of fraternization between black nurses and white German POWs was almost nil. Brought together by unlikely circumstances in a racist world, Elinor and Frederick should have been bitter enemies; but instead, at the height of World War II, they fell in love. Their dramatic story was unearthed by journalist Alexis Clark, who through years of interviews and historical research has pieced together an astounding narrative of race and true love in the cauldron of war. Based on a New York Times story by Clark that drew national attention, Enemies in Love paints a tableau of dreams deferred and of love struggling to survive, twenty-five years before the Supreme Court’s Loving decision legalizing mixed-race marriage—revealing the surprising possibilities for human connection during one of history’s most violent conflicts.

If My Heart Had Wings by Nadine Taylor

Title If My Heart Had Wings
Author Nadine Taylor
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2018-03-10
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN 1732141924
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A true WWII story of star-crossed love, a soldier's untimely death, buried secrets, and a daughter's discovery of her mother's hidden life.

Dearest Ones by Rosemary Norwalk

Title Dearest Ones
Author Rosemary Norwalk
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Release Date 1999-03-19
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 275
ISBN UOM:39015046910462
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The author draws on her letters and journals to describe her work as a Red Cross volunteer for the Allied Forces in England and in Dachau, Germany

Title World War II Love Stories
Author Gill Paul
Publisher MetroBooks
Release Date 2014
Category Married people
Total Pages 191
ISBN 1435147863
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This "tells the stories of 14 couples brought together by war. They are love stories that transcend continents and cultures, offering a profoundly moving insight into the personal lives of those caught up in the global conflict."--Jacket.

Cal And Jo by Jeff Callender

Title Cal and Jo
Author Jeff Callender
Publisher CreateSpace
Release Date 2015-03-21
Category
Total Pages 254
ISBN 1508806322
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The true story of a young couple who meet, fall in love, and become engaged during the uncertain days of World War II, "Cal & Jo" is based on 85 letters written in the early and mid-1940s by Cal when he was in training, overseas, and back home again. From very different backgrounds, their relationship faces seemingly insurmountable obstacles, and Cal's letters lovingly express how deeply he misses Jo. He has no idea when he will see her again, and plans for marriage give him hope and purpose throughout the war. Yet his dream is unexpectedly shattered when he finally returns. This story is a remarkable display of resolute determination in the face of grim historic events and a parade of personal challenges. Providing stirring inspiration and uplifting encouragement, Cal and Jo are two ordinary people whose relationship does not have an easy start, yet who choose to be together through one of history's darkest hours.

Lovely War by Julie Berry

Title Lovely War
Author Julie Berry
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2019-03-05
Category Young Adult Fiction
Total Pages 480
ISBN 9780698157484
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Read the novel New York Times bestselling author of The Alice Network Kate Quinn called "easily one of the best novels I have read all year!" A critically acclaimed, multi-layered romance set in the perilous days of World Wars I and II, where gods hold the fates--and the hearts--of four mortals in their hands. They are Hazel, James, Aubrey, and Colette. A classical pianist from London, a British would-be architect-turned-soldier, a Harlem-born ragtime genius in the U.S. Army, and a Belgian orphan with a gorgeous voice and a devastating past. Their story, as told by goddess Aphrodite, who must spin the tale or face judgment on Mount Olympus, is filled with hope and heartbreak, prejudice and passion, and reveals that, though War is a formidable force, it's no match for the transcendent power of Love. Hailed by critics, Lovely War has received seven starred reviews and is an indie bestseller. Author Julie Berry has been called "a modern master of historical fiction" by Bookpage and "a celestially inspired storyteller" by the New York Times, and Lovely War is truly her masterwork.

War Bonds by Cindy Hval

Title War Bonds
Author Cindy Hval
Publisher Open Road Media
Release Date 2015-02-10
Category Family & Relationships
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9781480481565
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A look at love during World War II that “celebrates not only the personal sacrifices these couples made to serve their country, but also their devotion to one another” (San Francisco Book Review). America’s World War II is most often told through the stories of its great battles, when an entire generation of our young men was suddenly thrust across the oceans to represent the New World in deadly combat against the great powers of the Old. On sea, in the air, and on land our boys fought against totalitarian powers that threatened to overturn the American ideal of liberty for every individual, even civilization itself. But while often forgotten, America’s women participated too. On the home front they were more than willing to share in the hardships of wartime, and in countless cases they fairly lived and breathed with support for our troops overseas. Whether working in factories or taking care of families, rationing or volunteering, their unflagging support contributed more to our victories than has ever been told. Young people have been falling in love since time began, but romance during a global conflagration brought a unique set of challenges. The uncertainty of the time led to an abundance of couples marrying quickly, after brief courtships. Others grew closer through intermittent correspondence, in which the soldier was often censored by officers, yet true longing from both sides invariably came through. It was the worst time of all to try to have a relationship, yet amazingly, thousands of couples created lifelong bonds. From blind dates to whirlwind romances to long separations, War Bonds highlights stories of couples who met or married during WWII. Each of the thirty stories begins with a World War II-era song title and concludes with a look at wartime couples in their twilight, as well as when they were so hopeful and young and determined to save the world. Illustrated with photographs from the 1940s as well as current ones of each couple, War Bonds offers readers a glimpse of bygone days, as well as a poignant glimpse of our own. During history’s greatest war it was no time to start a relationship. But many among our young men and women did so regardless, and in this book we see how amazingly the “war bonds” of that World War II generation so frequently endured.

Ed And Ivet by William Bacon

Title Ed and Ivet
Author William Bacon
Publisher Bennett & Hastings Publishing
Release Date 2010-11-01
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 186
ISBN 1934733644
Language English, Spanish, and French
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During World War II there were hundreds of camps that housed American prisoners of war throughout Japan. Every surviving prisoner and their families had amazing stories to tell. Ed and Ivet Bacon were no different-and yet their story is unique. Ed was an American civilian employed by a large construction firm that was building a naval base in Guam in 1941 just prior to being taken prisoner after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Ivet was the daughter of Mishar Tatars who'd fled the Russian civil war at the turn of the century and had immigrated east, finally settling in a European neighborhood of Kobe, Japan. Love Takes A Prisoner is the true story of how fate brought these two individuals together and how their families and their past played a role in a far reaching love affair which began in the early stages of the war up through Kobe's most horrifying air raids of 1945 and culminated in a triple wedding. This is a powerful story of how two people from different worlds fell in love and despite the hunger, deprivation, and desperation of war would not forsake the nearly impossible dream of being together no matter what the consequences.

My Dear Bessie by Chris Barker

Title My Dear Bessie
Author Chris Barker
Publisher Canongate Books
Release Date 2015-02-05
Category Literary Collections
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9781782115687
Language English, Spanish, and French
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AS HEARD ON RADIO 4 'Utterly wonderful' NINA STIBBE, author of Love, Nina Twenty hours have gone since I last wrote. I have been thinking of you. I shall think of you until I post this, and until you get it. Can you feel, as you read these words, that I am thinking of you now; aglow, alive, alert at the thought that you are in the same world, and by some strange chance loving me. In September 1943, Chris Barker was serving as a signalman in North Africa when he decided to brighten the long days of war by writing to old friends. One of these was Bessie Moore, a former work colleague. The unexpected warmth of Bessie's reply changed their lives forever. Crossing continents and years, their funny, affectionate and intensely personal letters are a remarkable portrait of a love played out against the backdrop of the Second World War. Above all, their story is a stirring example of the power of letters to transform ordinary lives.

Title World War II Love Stories
Author Gill Paul
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2014
Category Man-woman relationships
Total Pages 192
ISBN 1782400869
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Second World War played havoc with millions of lives, and all over the world lovers were pulled apart, often just as their stories together were beginning. World War II Love Stories tells the tales of 14 very different couples. Some celebrate the everyday encounter like that of US Private Hudson Turner, who spotted a pretty girl looking out of an upstairs window while he was on shore leave in New Zealand, and called to her to come down and talk to him. Others are more dramatic, like the story of Violette and Etienne Szabo after he was killed at El Alamein, she became a spy in Occupied France, ultimately dying for the cause. Whatever their final outcome, every story is both atmospheric and profoundly moving, celebrating the human spirit at times of its greatest trial

Bodies Of Men by Nigel Featherstone

Title Bodies of Men
Author Nigel Featherstone
Publisher Hachette Australia
Release Date 2019-04-23
Category Fiction
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9780733640711
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Shortlisted for the 2019 Queensland Literary Awards - FICTION Longlisted for the 2020 ARA Historical Novel Prize 2019 Canberra Critics Circle Award - FICTION 'a beautiful, tender, captivating story' - Joanna Nell, author of The Single Ladies of Jacaranda Retirement Village 'It is a tender, liberating love story, but, as Featherstone originally intended, a provoking one about our definitions of masculinity, bravery and courage.' - Canberra Times 'a novel about intimacy and devotion, the power of tenderness, the mysteries of time, presence, and absence, secrets revealed and withheld, and friendships between strangers emerging from dire circumstances' - Australian Book Review There is nothing more important than love and refuge. Egypt, 1941. Only hours after disembarking in Alexandria, William Marsh, an Australian lieutenant at twenty-one, is face down in the sand, caught in a stoush with the Italian enemy. He is saved by James Kelly, a childhood friend from Sydney and the last person he expected to see. But where William escapes unharmed, not all are so fortunate. William is sent to supervise an army depot in the Western Desert, with a private directive to find an AWOL soldier: James Kelly. When the two are reunited, James is recovering from an accident, hidden away in the home of an unusual family - a family with secrets. Together they will risk it all to find answers. Soon William and James are thrust headlong into territory more dangerous than either could have imagined. 'A beautifully written, tender and sensitive love story told within the tense and uncertain context of war.' - Karen Viggers, bestselling author of The Lightkeeper's Wife 'This is a strangely gentle novel about wartime conflict, violence, and chaos.' - Sydney Morning Herald

The Nurse And The Navigator by Charles Dunn, 3rd

Title The Nurse and the Navigator
Author Charles Dunn, 3rd
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2017-09-19
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN 1946022217
Language English, Spanish, and French
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My Dear Boy by Joanie Holzer Schirm

Title My Dear Boy
Author Joanie Holzer Schirm
Publisher U of Nebraska Press
Release Date 2019-03
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9781640121737
Language English, Spanish, and French
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After the death of Joanie Holzer Schirm’s parents in 2000, she found hundreds of letters, held together by rusted paperclips and stamped with censor marks, sent from Czechoslovakia, Great Britain, China, and South and North America, along with journals, vintage film, taped interviews, and photographs. In working through these various materials documenting the life of her father, Oswald “Valdik” Holzer, she learned of her family history through his remarkable experiences of exile and loss, resilience and hope. In this posthumous memoir, Schirm elegantly re-creates her father’s youthful voice as he comes of age as a Jew in interwar Prague, escapes from a Nazi-held army unit, practices medicine in China’s war-ravaged interior, and settles in the United States to start a family. Introducing us to a diverse cast of characters ranging from the humorous to the menacing, Holzer’s life story is an inspirational account of survival during wartime, a cinematic epic spanning multiple continents, and ultimately a tale with a twist—a book that will move readers for generations to come.

Traitor by Amanda McCrina

Title Traitor
Author Amanda McCrina
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Release Date 2020-08-25
Category Young Adult Fiction
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9780374313548
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Amanda McCrina's Traitor is a tightly woven YA thrill ride exploring political conflict, deep-seated prejudice, and the terror of living in a world where betrayal is a matter of life or death. “Alive with detail and vivid with insight, Traitor is an effortlessly immersive account of a shocking and little-known moment in the turbulent history of Poland and Ukraine—and ironically, a piercing and bittersweet story of unflinching loyalty. I think Tolya has left my heart a little damaged forever.” —Elizabeth Wein, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of Code Name Verity and The Enigma Game Poland, 1944. After the Soviet liberation of Lwów from Germany, the city remains a battleground between resistance fighters and insurgent armies, its loyalties torn between Poland and Ukraine. Seventeen-year-old Tolya Korolenko is half Ukrainian, half Polish, and he joined the Soviet Red Army to keep himself alive and fed. When he not-quite-accidentally shoots his unit's political officer in the street, he's rescued by a squad of Ukrainian freedom fighters. They might have saved him, but Tolya doesn't trust them. He especially doesn't trust Solovey, the squad's war-scarred young leader, who has plenty of secrets of his own. Then a betrayal sends them both on the run. And in a city where loyalty comes second to self-preservation, a traitor can be an enemy or a savior—or sometimes both.

Renia S Diary by Renia Spiegel

Title Renia s Diary
Author Renia Spiegel
Publisher St. Martin's Press
Release Date 2019-09-24
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9781250256126
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A New York Times bestseller A USA Today bestseller The long-hidden diary of a young Polish woman's life during the Holocaust, translated for the first time into English Renia Spiegel was born in 1924 to an upper-middle class Jewish family living in southeastern Poland, near what was at that time the border with Romania. At the start of 1939 Renia began a diary. “I just want a friend. I want somebody to talk to about my everyday worries and joys. Somebody who would feel what I feel, who would believe me, who would never reveal my secrets. A human being can never be such a friend and that’s why I have decided to look for a confidant in the form of a diary.” And so begins an extraordinary document of an adolescent girl’s hopes and dreams. By the fall of 1939, Renia and her younger sister Elizabeth (née Ariana) were staying with their grandparents in Przemysl, a city in the south, just as the German and Soviet armies invaded Poland. Cut off from their mother, who was in Warsaw, Renia and her family were plunged into war. Like Anne Frank, Renia’s diary became a record of her daily life as the Nazis spread throughout Europe. Renia writes of her mundane school life, her daily drama with best friends, falling in love with her boyfriend Zygmund, as well as the agony of missing her mother, separated by bombs and invading armies. Renia had aspirations to be a writer, and the diary is filled with her poignant and thoughtful poetry. When she was forced into the city’s ghetto with the other Jews, Zygmund is able to smuggle her out to hide with his parents, taking Renia out of the ghetto, but not, ultimately to safety. The diary ends in July 1942, completed by Zygmund, after Renia is murdered by the Gestapo. Renia's Diary has been translated from the original Polish, and includes a preface, afterword, and notes by her surviving sister, Elizabeth Bellak. An extraordinary historical document, Renia Spiegel survives through the beauty of her words and the efforts of those who loved her and preserved her legacy.

Title In Sunlight and in Shadow
Author Mark Helprin
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date 2012
Category Fiction
Total Pages 705
ISBN 9780547819235
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Returning home after serving in World War II to run his family business in New York, paratrooper Harry Copeland falls in love with young singer and heiress Catherine Thomas Hale, who risks everything to break off her engagement to another man. By the author of Winter's Tale. (This book was previously listed in Forecast.) 100,000 first printing.