Dear Bob . . .: Bob Hope's Wartime Correspondence with the G.I.s of World War II

Dear Bob . . .: Bob Hope's Wartime Correspondence with the G.I.s of World War II

by Martha Bolton, Linda Hope


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781496832658
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Publication date: 03/02/2021
Pages: 328
Sales rank: 14,665
Product dimensions: 6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Linda Hope ix

Preface Martha Bolton XIII

Introduction 3

Dear Bob … We Got Drafted. How'd You Get Here? 6

Dear Bob … Drop Me a Few Lines, Will Ya? 23

Dear Bob … We Can Dream, Can't We? 41

Dear Bob … Thanks for Having Our Backs! 49

Dear Bob … Did I Really Sign Up for This? 53

Dear Bob … Here's What's Shakin' 58

Dear Bob … Greetings from the Foxhole 68

Dear Bob … Tell My Mom I Miss Her 74

Dear Bob … Just Had to Send It 81

Dear Bob … I'm Missing My Sweetheart 100

Dear Bob … How 'Bout It? 106

Dear Bob … Words Aren't Enough 115

Dear Bob … The Beaches Looked Better in the Brochure 135

Dear Bob … Remind the Folks Back Home to Do Their Part … and We'll Do Ours 153

Dear Bob … War Is Real 164

Dear Bob … Here's a Memory for You 179

Dear Bob … Where the Heck Are You? 189

Dear Bob … Nice of You to Drop In 201

Dear Bob … We Won't Be Home for Christmas 214

Dear Bob … Thanks for Being There 225

Dear Bob … V-E Day at Last! 246

Dear Bob … V-J Day… War's End 252

Dear Bob … Going Home 255

Bob Hope's World War II Appearances 293

Acknowledgments 296

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