My dear people : the World War I letters of Private Ned Crawford
- edited and with commentary by Constance Crawford ; including historical notes by Christopher McManus.
- McKinleyville, California : John Daniel and Company, 2017.
- Physical description
- 231 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-227)
- "My Dear People is made up of three different alternating ingredients, each by a different author: a historical account of surrounding military events by Christopher McManus, Constance Crawford's commentary on her father's letters, and the letters themselves by Ned Crawford. These writings are interwoven chronologically here to make Private Ned Crawford's story comprehensible, entertaining, and moving. The letters Ned wrote to his best friend while serving as a soldier in World War I offer an intimate, quirky, and intelligent account of what it was like for a thirty-one-year-old man who abhorred war and any official interference with individual freedom to submit to a wartime draft and to perform his part in the enormous human drama that was the American Expeditionary Force."--Provided by publisher.
- Crawford, Ned, Private > Correspondence.
- United States. Army. Field Signal Battalion, 316th > Biography.
- World War, 1914-1918 > Personal narratives, American.
- Telephone companies > United States > Employees > Biography.
- United States. Army > Military life > Anecdotes.
- World War, 1914-1918 > Campaigns > Western Front.
- Hood River (Or.) > Biography.
- Publication date
- 9781564745941 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
- 1564745945 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
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