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Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon (1890-1973) to George L. Rihl

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05508.010.01 Author/Creator: Rickenbacker, Edward Vernon (1890-1973) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Typed letter signed Date: December 1946 Pagination: 2 p. 26.7 x 18.4 cm

Summary of Content: Rihl resided around Mexico City. Rickenbacker reflects on the state of the country during the Christmas season. He sees Americans' hatred of Germans and Japanese, cultivated during WWII, being transferred to fellow citizens in post-war America: parties against each other, and even employees against bosses and stockholders. He sees the result as disorganization, industrial strife and poverty, and calls upon his friend to "take inventory of ourselves and our pet hates as we approach the holiday season."

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People: Rickenbacker, Eddie, 1890-1973
Rihl, George L

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: ReligionAviationAir ForceWorld War IIMilitary HistoryHolidays and CelebrationsPhilosophy

Sub Era: World War II

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