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November 29, 2014

LETTERS TO LORETTA FROM THE RADIO SHACK by Laura Lynn Ashworth







10% of author proceeds goes to the USA and VFW

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LETTERS TO LORETTA FROM
THE RADIO SHACK
A True WWII Teenage Love Story
by
Laura Lynn Ashworth
Product Details

INTRO
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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.
  • Paperback: 258 pages
  • Publisher: Laura Lynn Ashworth; 1 edition (November 8, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 099095000X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0990950004
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AUTHOR
9845683Laura Lynn Ashworth is an award-winning copywriter and political cartoonist. While helping an elderly family member with veterans administration paperwork, she ran across “the letters” and instantly knew of their rarity, freshness and historical significance. Although she received three publishing contracts within two months of sending the letters to major publishers, Ashworth decided to publish them herself on the advice of best-selling authors. She currently lives and works in a northwest suburb of Chicago. 

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REVIEW
The author wrote  of the rare and recently discovered letters written between Sal, age 19, and Loretta, age 15, during the terrifying three years of World War II, 1943-1945.  Both from the
Chicago in the Douglas Park neighborhood.   Candor and humor were discussed between the two teenagers.  They also discussed the Navy, war, music, politics and their relationship.   Slabby was Sal's nickname because of his movie star good looks.  He was on a minesweeper in the Pacific and deciphered code out of the Navy's radio shack.   Loretta was monikered Duchess for her shyness.  She lives with her aunts and her widowed father, while she worked day jobs and enjoyed an active social life with friends.  The author lets you experience World War II with Loretta's letters from the Radio Shack.  This was both in battle and on the home front. This was never shown through the eyes of adolescents before.It was so interesting to read something different for a change.  Looking through the eyes of adolescents and how they saw the home front and the war.

 I was given a complimentary copy of LETTERS TO LORETTA FROM THE RADIO SHACK from the author, Laura Lynn Ashworth and Bostick Communications for my view of the book.  No other compensation took place.
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