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Film, Video Dear John: Searching for Love, Heartbreak and Humor

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Title

  • Dear John: Searching for Love, Heartbreak and Humor

Summary

  • Unexpectedly uncovering humor amongst the pathos, author Susan Carruthers shares her experiences of researching in the Library of Congress in preparation for her recently published book on love and loyalty during wartime. Speaking with Veterans History Project reference specialist, Megan Harris, she shares about a moment that made her laugh out loud in the American Folklife Center reading room. Her book "Dear John" explores the emotional life of service members through stories they tell about breakups, intimacy and camaraderie as well as the stories told about them in popular movies and song.

Event Date

  • February 10, 2022

Running Time

  • 8 minutes 59 seconds

Online Format

  • video
  • image
  • online text

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Dear John: Searching for Love, Heartbreak and Humor. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/webcast-10196/.

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Dear John: Searching for Love, Heartbreak and Humor. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/webcast-10196/>.