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We Will Not Be Strangers: Korean War Letters between a M.A.S.H Surgeon and His Wife

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In the first war Americans didn't care to understand, a young M.A.S.H. surgeon finds himself in a dusty hospital tent on the Korean front. He and his new wife back in Manhattan exchange daily letters in which they express the timeless urgency of young love and a mutual contempt for war. Even though their day-to-day lives offer stark contrast, his spent in a blood-smeared ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published May 1st 1997 by University of Illinois Press
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Rebecca Crunden
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Men killing, destroying, sitting in cold and mud and filth. Do they really hate each other? I doubt it.

Really interesting letters between a surgeon and his wife.
Melanie Therese
May 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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I sought out We Will Not Be Strangers for research purposes, and it did not disappoint.

The letters are heavy with longing, but at the same time deal with everyday issues as in a matter of fact manner. They paint a clear picture of how a loving and devoted couple deals with being separated by 3,000 miles. You soldier on, both of you. You share everything even though you cannot touch one another. You wait, but you do it together.

It's fascinating to read Melvin's cataloging of his daily routines.
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