Dear Bob

Dear Bob

Dear Bob

For five decades, comedian, actor, singer, dancer, and entertainer Bob Hope (1903–2003) traveled the world performing before American and Allied troops and putting on morale-boosting USO shows. Dear Bob . . . : Bob Hope’s Wartime Correspondence with the G.I.s of World War II tells the story of Hope’s remarkable service to the fighting men and women of World War II, collecting personal letters, postcards, packages, and more sent back and forth among Hope and the troops and their loved ones back home. Soldiers, nurses, wives, and parents shared their innermost thoughts, swapped jokes, and commiserated with the “G.I.s’ best friend” about war, sacrifice, lonely days, and worrisome, silent nights. The Entertainer of the Century performed for millions of soldiers in person, in films, and over the radio. He visited them in the hospitals and became not just a pal but their link to home. This unforgettable collection of letters and images, many of which remained in Hope’s personal files throughout his life and now reside at the Library of Congress, capture a personal side of both writer and recipient in a very special and often-emotional way. This volume heralds the voices of those servicemen and women whom Hope entertained and who, it is clear, delighted and inspired him.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Martha Bolton
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Release : 2021-03-02
Total Pages : 328 Pages
ISBN : 9781496832665


Dear Bob And Sue

Dear Bob And Sue

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Author : Matt Smith
Publisher :
Release : 2019-07-28
Total Pages : 333 Pages
ISBN : 0985358181


Dear Bob

Dear Bob

This is a story of a life; actually, it’s the story of multiple lives. To truly understand each tale, you have to go back to the beginning. And that beginning takes you to Iron Mountain, Michigan, where I was born on December 20th, 1924, the second son of Clyde and Permele Luke. The “Bob” in the letters is my older brother, Dr. Robert C. Luke. Two years older than me and twice as cocky, Bob and I had a love-hate relationship. Writing to him as I did was my way of telling him about the things that were happening in my life, but also a way to reminisce about the things that I experienced and wished to remember. Much of the book centers around the events leading up to my wedding. Meeting my wife of 63 years, our courtship, the wedding from hell, the years in between, and ending with our separation in 2012 when Beverly passed on, is the cornerstone of my life story. But there is so much more, so much that happened before Bev flipped off the big black bear (read on!), so much that occurred prior to our having to deal with Bridgers and red necks in Florida. World War 2 had a profound impact on my life, as it did on every American who is part of the “Greatest Generation.” Putting my recollection of my time on the island of Sumar in the South Pacific on paper has allowed me to contribute to our country’s story. My history is the history of thousands of other sailors who were tens of thousands of miles from home, fighting a war and wondering when we’d get to go back home. My wish is for everyone who reads this book to smile, and remember their own life story, and enjoy mine.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : William A. Luke
Publisher : Author House
Release : 2013-12-27
Total Pages : 118 Pages
ISBN : 9781491838402


Dear Bob Dear Betty Love And Marriage During The Great Depression

Dear Bob Dear Betty Love And Marriage During The Great Depression

In 1932, at the height of the Great Depression, two young people meet and fall in love. Llewellyn Wright (Bob), Frank Lloyd Wright's youngest child, whose adolescence was marked by the public scandals surrounding his father's private life, is struggling to begin a private law practice in Chicago. Elizabeth Kehler (Betty), daughter of a Chicago artist who abandoned the family when she was still in the womb, is working as an intake counselor at the Milwaukee Vocational School. Their fervent correspondence over a 10-month courtship period is witty, sassy and poignant, as they grapple with their passionate feelings and try to create a financially stable marriage in the midst of the 20th century's most serious economic crisis. The couple's daughter, a scholar of French literature, has written an Introduction telling their story before and after the courtship. 35 illustrations, extensive footnotes and an Index illuminate the family and social history behind the letters.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Elizabeth C Wright
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release : 2009-11-23
Total Pages : 208 Pages
ISBN : 9780557058891


Dear Bob And Sue

Dear Bob And Sue

More than a laugh out loud travel memoir, Dear Bob and Sue: Season 2 will bring to life the joy of discovery, the pure satisfaction of accomplishment, and the humor that comes with experiencing new places and activities. Season 2 is the follow-up to Dear Bob and Sue, a charming and sometimes irreverent chronicle of a middle-aged couple as they visit each of the country’s fifty-nine national parks, testing their mettle and stretching their endurance. In their second book of the series, follow Matt and Karen as they work their way around the western United States discovering some of our most beautiful public lands, hidden gems, and revisiting a few of their favorite national parks. This book is not a hiker’s guide, though you will feel as if you are right there with them on some of the most amazing trails the country has to offer. Through a series of emails written to their friends, Bob and Sue, the couple brings the reader along on their adventures, sharing their experiences as they hike the lesser known parks and national monuments. By the end of the book, you’ll be itching to drag out your hiking boots, dust off your tent, and discover the culinary joy of eating freeze-dried meals next to a campfire. If you are looking for a fun and easy read that takes you to new and exciting places, the Dear Bob and Sue series is for you.

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Genre : Hiking
Author : Matt Smith (Travel writer)
Publisher :
Release : 2018
Total Pages : 263 Pages
ISBN : 0985358165


Dear White Christians

Dear White Christians

“If reconciliation is the takeaway point for the civil rights story we usually tell, then the takeaway point for the more complex, more truthful civil rights story contained in Dear White Christians is reparations.” — from the preface to the second edition With the troubling and painful events of the last several years—from the killing of numerous unarmed Black men and women at the hands of police to the rallying of white supremacists in Charlottesville—it is clearer than ever that the reconciliation paradigm, long favored by white Christians, has failed to heal the deep racial wounds in the church and American society. In this provocative book, originally published in 2014, Jennifer Harvey argues for a radical shift away from the well-meaning but feeble longing for reconciliation toward a robustly biblical call for reparations. Now in its second edition—with a new preface addressing the explosive changes in American culture and politics since 2014, as well as an appendix that explores what a reparations paradigm can actually look like—Dear White Christians calls justice-committed Christians to do the gospel-inspired work of opposing racist social structures around them. Harvey’s message is historically and scripturally rooted, making it ideal for facilitating the difficult but important discussions about race that are so desperately needed in churches and faith-centered classrooms across the country.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Jennifer Harvey
Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release : 2020-07-14
Total Pages : 317 Pages
ISBN : 9781467459617


I Never Left Home

I Never Left Home

"I Never Left Home is about ... Bob Hope's journey among our armed forces, during which he has traveled more than 80,000 miles and played before more than half the entire army. It is composed of about three-fourths straight Hope humor and one-fourth extremely moving tribute to our soldiers. It is a personal adventure story and a Hope's eye view of the war ..." --

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Genre : American wit and humor
Author : Bob Hope
Publisher : New York : Simon and Schuster
Release : 1944
Total Pages : 207 Pages
ISBN : STANFORD:36105047874214


Dear Andy Kaufman I Hate Your Guts

Dear Andy Kaufman I Hate Your Guts

Famous for his role as Latka Gravas on TV's Taxi, appearances on Saturday Night Live and his own variety show, legendary eccentric performer Andy Kaufman provoked a national outrage in 1977 by taunting the women of America on TV and challenging them to wrestle him live on television. Thousands of fired-up females (and a few males) responded to the call. Kaufman received a torrent of impassioned challenges, hate mail and love letters from would-be wrestling contenders - all exhibited in this fascinating and sometimes bizarre collection.

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Genre : Literary Collections
Author : Lynne Margulies
Publisher :
Release : 2009-10-01
Total Pages : 113 Pages
ISBN : 1934170089


Dear Mr You

Dear Mr You

This book "renders the singular arc of a woman's life through letters Mary-Louise Parker composes to the men, real and hypothetical, who have informed the person she is today. Beginning with the grandfather she never knew, the letters range from a missive to the beloved priest from her childhood to remembrances of former lovers to an homage to a firefighter she encountered to a heartfelt communication with the uncle of the infant daughter she adopted"--

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Mary-Louise Parker
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2015-11-10
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9781501107832


David S Father

David S Father

Julie thinks her new neighbors must be very scary because all the stuff being moved into their house is enormous. Then she meets David and finds out that he's just a normal, regular boy. But when David's father calls him for supper the sound makes Julie jump in the air, run in a circle three times, run home and lock herself in her room until it is time for breakfast the next day. Could David's father be a giant? A newly designed Classic Munsch picture book introduces this tall tale about facing your fears to a new generation of young readers.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Robert Munsch
Publisher : Annick Press
Release : 2019-10-21
Total Pages : 250 Pages
ISBN : 9781773211510