The Journal of San Diego History
Summer 1992, Volume 38, Number 3
Richard W. Crawford, Editor

Book Notes

Richard Griswold del Castillo, Book Review Editor


Love and War: Pearl Harbor Through V-J Day: World War II Letters and Later Reflections. 

By Robert and Jane Easton. Norman and London: University of Oklahoma Press, 1991. 397 pages.

The two authors, Robert and Jane Easton, exchanged hundreds of letters during World War II and this book is a selection of them. Jane was a mom raising two children and Bob was in the infantry in Europe. These letters give us a rare insight into how the war affected two ordinary people on a personal level. The letters are deeply personal but also have comments on the major historical events and persons of the period. There is also a discussion of the context of the letters. No mention of events or persons in San Diego, however.