After the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941, young Americans knew instinctively that their lives would never be the same. The "normal" sequence of events – education or work, marriage, children – had been blown to bits and, as they would soon discover, so had long-held attitudes toward love and sex.
In her new book, Thanks For The Memories: Love, Sex and World War II, award-winning author Jane Mersky Leder destroys the historical myth that young men and women went about the business of war and stayed on the straight and narrow path. World War II provided new opportunities for sexual experimentation, hasty marriages, flourishing prostitution, and for love connections that have stood the test of time."
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