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Inhaltsangabe: A rich account of life in rural North Carolina during and soon after WWI, as told through personal letters written between 1916 and 1920. The story of the Hopkins-Strickland families and their friends has all the elements of a book that you won't want to put down: romance, as young men and women were vying for each other's affections; boys going off to fight in WWI; the Spanish Influenza pandemic; undisguised adoration by one woman for another; use of local vernacular and colloquialisms of the day; a look at the culture & day to day lives of a rural community during that time. The final letter in the collection, written on February 14, 1920, provides a wonderfully romantic ending. Part 1 of the book gives historical background on WWI, Spanish Influenza, life in rural North Carolina, and an introduction to the people and places that appear in the letters; the letters, about 100 in total, are transcribed in Part 2. This book has truly captured a part of North Carolina history in a unique and poignant way; the following excerpts were taken from a few of the letters in the book: Well Maude, I reckon you are chopping cotton these days, are you not? Was sorry to hear that Ollie was leaving for France. Heard today we boys were going over soon. Hope you won't forget me when I get over in the strange countrys. Als hope you won't get married before I get back, if I ever do. We have had the Flu ansy [influenza]. It is the worse thing that ever hit me. But listen my dear girl, my mind is with you all the time and heart all so [also], don't you see, for it true in my heart.
Über den Autor: We are a family with a passion for writing that has decided to pursue second careers as a way to supplement our day jobs by writing and publishing our own books. Ted Hopkins is the owner of a small land surveying company located in Spring Hope, North Carolina (Civiltek Associates East, P.A.). Ted is also an avid amateur bicycle racer and spends 2-3 hours every week night and 4 hours every Saturday and Sunday training on his bicycle. Deb Thompson is a research scientist in the medical/pharmaceutical industries. In addition to working and writing books, Deb also operates a novelty company (My Adopted Ghost), assists with the administrative needs and open bid searches for Ted's surveying company, and acts as Ted's personal domestique.
Buchbeschreibung Paw Print Productions, 2009. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P110982308736
Buchbeschreibung Paw Print Productions, 2009. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0982308736