Book Shares Narrative Of Hope, Determination, Love In Times Of War

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Robert Humbert’s ‘WWII Letters to My Girl Back Home’ tells story of Air Corps weather observer’s experience

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While he was an Air Corps weather observer during the Second World War, Robert Humbert writes candid, entertaining letters to his fiancée. Back then, he observed weather from the tropics of West Africa to an Arabian desert island to Ankara, Turkey, with visits to Egypt, the pyramids, the Holy Land and more.

In “WWII Letters to My Girl Back Home: From Nigeria, Arabia and Turkey” (published by AuthorHouse), Humbert collects his wartime correspondences with his future wife into one work that presents a narrative of hope, determination and love. It tells the unique story of a soldier from Muncie, who served as an Air Corps weather observer in West Africa and the Middle East. In letters written daily to his fiancé, Humbert reported not only his impression of the weatherman's life as it really was, but also candid observations of people and places in distant lands.

An excerpt from “WWII Letters to My Girl Back Home”:

“Daily our ranks grow thinner. We who once sprang at a single bound to the top of a double bunk now find ourselves mildly embarrassed when the cafeteria waitress asks us if we need help with our tray. Sometimes in the quiet of a long night, we think back. And we remember…”

Humbert hopes that the example of his narrative, his letters, will help readers realize that “… wars have always been a part of life, and by realizing this be able to protect themselves.”

“WWII Letters to My Girl Back Home”
By Robert Humbert
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 296 pages | ISBN 9781403336484
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Robert Humbert was born in Muncie. He earned B.S. and M.A. degrees from Ball State Teachers College. After serving as a weather observer in World War II, he became a teacher in the fields of science, mathematics and English. His wife, Mozelle, was also a teacher. They are now retired.

Humbert has served as the president of various organizations, including the Indiana Inventors Association and holds a U.S. patent. He is an amateur radio operator with a general class license. His hobbies are gardening, photography, travel and the design of new products. He and his wife have a son, Richard, and a daughter, Kathryn. They reside in Marion, in a home of their own design and construction.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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