This book is a first-hand account of one period in the lives of my generation, a social history of the time. It describes what civilians did in helping to win the war. Besides working in factories, they engaged in scrap metal drives, were air raid wardens, wrote letters to servicemen and supported the U.S.O.'s by serving them coffee and donuts and by attending U.S.O. dances. Those left on the home front lived with the fear not only of losing the war, but also worried about the safety of their loved ones. This book consists of letters and excerpts of letters exchanged between the members of the large Silverman family, who had six sons serving in the war.