Dere Mable

Cover of book Dere Mable
Categories: Nonfiction

“Dere Mable: I guess you thought I was dead. Youll never know how near you was to right. We got the tents up at last, though, so I got a minit to rite. I guess they choose these camps by mail order. T


he only place there flat is on the map.”
Ironic and very entertaining look at the Army life by Edward Streeter, who started his career as a reporter for the Buffalo newspaper and attained renown with his “Dere Mable” love letters. The book began as a humorous column from an illiterate soldier writing home, and was published in a book form in 1919.

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