Academic journal article Air & Space Power Journal

My War: A Love Story in Letters and Drawings

Academic journal article Air & Space Power Journal

My War: A Love Story in Letters and Drawings

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My War: A Love Story in Letters and Drawings by Tracy Sugarman. Random House (http://www. randomhouse.com), 201 East 50th Street, New York, New York 10022, 2000, 191 pages, $30.00.

Reminded by his wife June of the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of D day in the United States and Europe, Tracy Sugarman, who served as a naval officer aboard a troop transport during the Normandy invasion, asks her, "Whatever became of our letters and drawings from the War?" The discovery of these items, unscathed in their attic, marks the beginning of the touching tale that brings together personal highlights of World War II in the magnificent book My War: A Love Story in Letters and Drawings. Sugarman left his life as an art student at Syracuse University and joined the armed services, as did thousands of Americans. Answering the call to arms after the attack on Pearl Harbor, young American men and women from all walks of life clamored to serve their country. For the first time, a kid from Yazoo City, Mississippi, met an Italian-American from New York City, and the diversity that is America would be brought together and represented in the landing craft that carried them to the beaches of Normandy.

My War contains the earthy, touching, and heartfelt correspondence between Sugarman and his wife (now deceased). …

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