Miss You
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Miss You

The World War II Letters of Barbara Wooddall Taylor and Charles E. Taylor

Title Details

Pages: 408

Illustrations: 50 b&w photos

Trim size: 6.000in x 9.000in



Pub Date: 10/01/2013

ISBN: 9-780-8203-4615-1

List Price: $30.95


Pub Date: 10/01/2013

ISBN: 9-780-8203-4650-2

List Price: $30.95

Miss You

The World War II Letters of Barbara Wooddall Taylor and Charles E. Taylor

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During World War II, the millions of letters American servicemen exchanged with their wives and sweethearts were a lifeline, a vital way of sustaining morale on both fronts. Intimate and poignant, Miss You offers a rich selection from the correspondence of one such couple, revealing their longings, affection, hopes, and fears and affording a privileged look at how ordinary people lived through the upheavals of the last century’s greatest conflict.

In Fairburn, Georgia, when I was growing up, everyone knew them simply as CharlieandBarbara, one word—for they seemed almost uncannily close, a single unit of harmony, two parts of a whole. Now everyone who reads this extraordinary document of love in a time of war will feel the power of that closeness. Miss You is the quintessential American chronicle, as substantial and rich and enduring as the Southern earth. Read and cherish it—there are none of us who wouldn’t have chosen for ourselves such a love as this.

—Anne Rivers Siddons

A volume that offers extraordinary insight into the daily experiences of Americans at war.

Georgia Historical Quarterly

Their great love—the connecting theme of this wonderful book—is something so rare it is both beautiful and ennobling.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

It is the insight gained by reading these letters that make this book exceptional. . . . By the book’s close, the reader has gained an intimate and truthful understanding of wartime psyche and feels deeply how crucial these letters were to those they were comforting.

—Hannah M. Jocelyn, Southern Historian

About the Author/Editor

Barbara Wooddall Taylor (Author)
BARBARA WOODALL TAYLOR was married to career army officer, Charles E. Taylor. After retirement, the Taylors lived the rest of their lives in Florida.

Charles E. Taylor (Author)
CHARLES E. TAYLOR retired as a lieutenant colonel from the U.S. Army after thirty-one years of service. He and Barbara Wooddall Taylor lived the rest of their lives in Florida.

Judy Barrett Litoff (Editor)
JUDY BARRETT LITOFF is a professor of history at Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island.

David C. Smith (Editor)
DAVID C. SMITH was A. and A. Bird Professor of History at the University of Maine at Orono.