In The Uncommon English Teacher and The Forgotten Doughboy, by Kathy Bussmann tells the wrenching story of a woman and man who broke the stereotypes of their era. At a time when ladies stayed home and raised their children, Marian Viets Rainey wanted a career in order to use her exceptional education. In a day when men were men, shell-shocked Howard Rainey struggled with the world of work. Their story is a quiet, yet profound tale of love, marriage and work set against the tumult of World War I and the Great Depression. The author is their granddaughter who serendipitously discovered their diaries and letters long after they died. Bussmann spent twenty years researching their lives and times. In the process she gained new understanding of the meaning of family.
- Carol Ferring Shepley
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