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CT275.Q557 A4 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Wartime letters explore the effect of war on a devoted American family.

Author Notes

Rory Quirk was born and raised in Philadelphia, educated at Georgetown and Columbia, and served with the Ninth Infantry Division in Vietnam. He lives with his family in Washington, D.C., where he is an attorney and writer. Wars and Peace is his first book.

Table of Contents

Author's Notep. vii
Prefacep. ix
Prologuep. 1
1 Before War (1909-43)p. 4
2 A Family at War (1944-45)p. 11
3 Between Wars (1945-51)p. 148
4 A Family at War (1951)p. 157
5 Between Wars (1951-68)p. 198
6 A Family at War (1968-69)p. 212
7 A Family at Peacep. 223
Epiloguep. 233
Afterwordp. 236
End Notesp. 243
A Note on Sourcesp. 247
Acknowledgmentsp. 251
Indexp. 254