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Letters to Loretta from the Radio Shack: Love and Adventure on a WWII…
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 099095000X, Paperback)Sal is 19, smart, handsome, Italian and ready to enlist in the Navy in the midst of WWII. Loretta is 15, introverted and lovely, living at home with her widowed father and older sister, Delores. Both from the same Chicago neighborhood, Sal and Loretta’s interest in each other is just budding when he gets a gig in the communications office on a minesweeper in the Pacific, which is destined for two dangerous operations, D-Day and the Battle of Okinawa. What are two teens on the verge of love going to do? See for yourself when you read their uncensored, real-time letters in Letters to Loretta from the Radio Shack.
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Read the rare and recently discovered real time letters between Sal, age 19, and Loretta, age 15, during the final terrifying three years of World War II, 1943-1945. Both from the Douglas Park neighborhood in Chicago, the two adolescents discuss with humor and candor, the Navy, war, politics, hit music, life back home and their relationship. Sal nicknamed Slabby for his movie star good looks, deciphers code out of the Navy's radio shack on a minesweeper in the Pacific. Loretta monikered Duchess for her aloofness, lives with aunts and her widowed father, while holding day jobs and enjoying an active social life with friends. Letters to Loretta from the Radio Shack lets you experience World War II, both in battle and on the home front, through the eyes of adolescents in a way that Hollywood has never portrayed.
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