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Dole, Bob, (1923- ) One Soldier's Story

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09620.347 Author/Creator: Dole, Bob, (1923- ) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Book signed Date: 12 April 2005 Pagination: 1 v. : ix, 287 p. ; 24.7 x 17 cm.

An autobiography by Senator Bob Dole recounting his time as a solider in Italy during World War II. It draws on letters that he sent to his family throughout his time in the army.

This book was given to Sheila Stone and is inscribed "To Sheila, With appreciation for Bob's brave service and thanks to you for documenting it... Bob Dole."

This book came with GLC09620.213.

Robert "Bob" Stone was a Bombardier in World War II and served in the Pacific Front. These letters, were compiled by Bob's wife, Sheila M. Stone, and Ali Adair into a book named Letters in a Box. This book details Bob's service to his country, and his life after the war. Bob's letters were donated to the collection by his wife, Sheila M. Stone, in 2017. It contains a variety of letters, postcards, patches, pins, photographs, and scrapbooks that relate to Bob's training and combat missions.

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