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Love, War, and the 96th Engineers (Colored)

Samuelson, Hyman (Hall, ed.)

Published by Illinois, 1995, 1995
ISBN 10: 0252021797 / ISBN 13: 9780252021794
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Title: Love, War, and the 96th Engineers (Colored)

Publisher: Illinois, 1995

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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INSCRIBED (by Samuelson) 1st ed., hardcover, fine in near fine dj, WWII, blm50. Bookseller Inventory # 15659

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Synopsis: These candid diaries and letters present with striking immediacy the experiences of Captain Hyman Samuelson, a young, white, Jewish officer in command of African-American troops in New Guinea, during World War II. His detailed, on-site account of issues rarely touched on in wartime literature - especially the dynamics between black troops and white officers and the unsung work of military engineers - unfolds side by side with the poignant, ultimately tragic, love story of Samuelson's wartime marriage and his wife Dora's fight against cancer. Expertly edited by Samuelson's niece, the award-winning historian Gwendolyn Midlo Hall, these diaries tell a moving story of personal sacrifice under difficult circumstances that included not only enemy attack, but also a segregated and unequal military structure.

Review: "A superb collection of diaries and letters... Although the war provides the essential background for the script, this is much more than letters and diaries from the front. It is a love story--with Dora, with the Army, with the troops, with New Guinea, with America... The book is a literary achievement." -- Stephen Ambrose, author of D-day, June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II "[Samuelson] provides insight into race relations within the military as well as documenting the psychological, emotional, and physical demands of long-term service in the Pacific theater... This is an illuminating account of the underside of the 'good' war." -- Library Journal "Hall has fashioned a discerning portrait of the World War II experience, as well as the culture of the American soldier. [This is] a welcome addition to the literature on the African American experience in World War II... [A] compelling, and personal, look at an important aspect of American history." -- Paul D. Gelpi Jr., Southern Historian

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