A Hunter Writes Home from The Last Good War ~Letters Edward Florens Rivinus ~World War II ~Italian Campaign ~938th Field Artillery Battalion


Title: A Hunter Writes Home from ''The Last Good War

Author: Edward Florens Rivinus Jr. / With Introductions by Andrew P. Rivinus

Description: Softcover. Covers show some handling and light wear. Interior is clean. Some illustrations. viii, 618 pages. No institutional copies located on OCLC.

The wartime letters August 1943-August 1945 of U.S. Army Maj. Edward ''Ted'' Rivinus to his wife while he was stationed in North Africa and Italy during the Second World War. Rivinus wrote letters almost every day, and many of them include information about his experiences with the 938th Field Artillery Battalion and his day to day life as an Army officer. For example, upon his arrival with the artillery at Cassino in Italy, he writes of his increasing role in the warfare around him, including experiences of bombing raids in the middle of the night by German fighters and his experience with nearly being shelled in his foxhole on the beach at Anzio, as well as the exploits of his colleagues, Frazier, Ty, Si, and others.

Introduction, biography, footnotes, and regularly appearing military operation contexts by Andrew Rivinus.

Edward Florens Rivinus, Jr. (1915-1998) was born in Philadelphia and attended Princeton University where he enrolled in ROTC. Upon his graduation, he joined the 166th Field Artillery Battalion of the Pennsylvania National Guard (divided in March 1943 into the 938th & 939th Field Artillery Battalions). After the war, he worked as a Foreign Service officer in Turkey, Vienna and Costa Rica. He retired from the State Department in 1970 and went to work for the Smithsonian Institution, where he served as the Director of the Smithsonian Institution Press from 1974-1987. He was also the co-author of Spencer Baird of the Smithsonian (1992), the biography of the institutes's second secretary.

Binding: Soft cover
Condition: Very Good

Publisher: [privately published]
Place: [Portland, Oregon]
Year: 2005

Keywords: World War II, WWII, soldiers, correspondence, war letters, Anzio, Italian Campaign, 938th Field Artillery,

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