THE NATION: Liquor & Lipstick

They had been married ten years. Big, slow-moving Albert and his neat, pretty wife Josie-Lee, seldom escaped the dawn-to-dark drudgery of farm life. They made little money. But few U.S. couples were happier. They had 52 acres ot land near Memphis, a white cottage, a little herd of dairy cattle. They had four children—a baby girl and three little boys. Both had been raised on the land, both were from plain, churchgoing Methodist families and neither had ever expected life to be different.

Then, when Albert was 40 and Josie-Lee 32, the U.S. went to war. They packed up and went...

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