Letters from a Sailor

Letters from a Sailor : America at War 1917-1918

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Letters from a Sailor, based on 85 letters written by Conrad Lyman Ostroot, a sailor in the U.S. Navy during World War I, paints a vivid portrait of wartime America in 1917 and1918. The letters recount Conrad's experiences from boot camp at the U.S. Naval Training Station to the day he ships out on aboard the HMT Caronia to "have a chance at Fritz".show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 126 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.14 x 15.24mm | 272.15g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0739166387
  • 9780739166383

About Daniel E. Lee

Daniel E. Lee is professor of ethics and director of the Center for the Study of Ethics at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois and guest professor in the College of Philosophy, Shanghai Normal University in Shanghai, China.show more

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Daniel E. Lee's Letters from a Sailor: America at War 1917-1918 features correspondence between navy enlistee Conrad Ostroot and his Moscow, Idaho family as he trains for deployment in World War I. The often poignant letters will resonate with members of the armed forces and their families as Ostroot's emotions, fears, and concerns are timeless.show more

Table of contents

1 Preface 2 Prologue 3 1. Goat Island 4 2. Across the Continent by Rail 5 3. Harvard 6 4. New London 7 5. Fishers Island 8 6. Waiting to Ship Out 9 7. Shipping Out! 10 Epilogue 11 Index 12 About the Authorshow more