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The Ragdoll And The Marine: A Memoir

Nicole Calvo is a CHamoru author, and native daughter of Guam. Calvo’s memoir, The Ragdoll and The Marine, gives view to the CHamoru experience on Guam during World War 2 through her mother’s personal accounts. In addition, the premise revolves around how in the midst of turbulence, a simple gesture of kindness can last a lifetime. A theme worthy of noting is the lingering effects of war, and how it can fatefully shape generations after. Calvo’s down-to-earth narrative makes for a charming read to complement such an endearing, adventurous, and historical story.

By Nicole Calvo
Soft Cover
Reading Level: Teens, Adults
Number of Pages: 180

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Half way through the book and enjoying the read. Amazing that the little girl was connected to the soldier who gave her the rag doo; quite a historical moment

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Everything was perfect. My husband is a Veteran and enjoyed this gift very much. Thank you.

Enjoyed the book I always like reading real history.
One of the cups was completely destroyed, sent you an email when received got no reply, not happy on this
Got no geek patch or black tears.
What I did get intact (book & 1 cup) proved to be quite expensive…………

Loved it so much we bought it twice

My parents brought this shirt back as a souvenir for my 4 year old daughter. She wore it constantly until the day she discovered scissors 😭. She cut it up and was so proud of herself until I freaked out, then we both cried… I would usually take this opportunity to teach a lesson about scissors and say “sorry, you’re SOL.” But this gift was so loved and I felt she learned her lesson when she realized she had ruined it rather than improving it.

Great quality sticker

I bought it to put with my photo book and keepsakes from my trip to visit this incredible memorial.

Great coin

Just a beautiful tribute to those who served at Pearl Harbor on that fateful December 7th.