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Best Little Stories from World War II

Kelly, C. Brian

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ISBN 10: 1888952857 / ISBN 13: 9781888952858
Editorial: Cumberland House
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Título: Best Little Stories from World War II

Editorial: Cumberland House

Encuadernación: PAPERBACK

Condición del libro: Fine

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Best Little Stories of World War II is a journalistic history of World War II in the form of more than 150 vignettes reflecting the war's humor and pathos, triumph and tragedy. Here is the story of the war as it affected soldiers and civilians, leaders and common folk alike - real people who bravely endured the times. While one can never learn or tell all their stories, one can honor their memories by recounting their amazing, inspiring, poignant, ironic, and yes, even pitiful stories in this war to end all wars.

Included are such stories as:

  • Professor William Miller, who collapsed during a 75-mile "death march" in Germany and was saved b the same man who had rescued him from a car wreck in Pennsylvania five years earlier.
  • Karl Fuchs, a German tank gunner who wrote tender letters to his wife as his Panzer division invaded Russia.
  • Jim Kilroy, worker at a shipyard in Quincy, Massachusetts, whose say of signing off on his inspections became the morale-boosting slogan for countless GI's: "Kilroy was here."
  • Kasuo Sakamaki, pilot of a midget submarine who was captured after a failed attempt to infiltrate Pearl Harbor.
  • "Kitty," the diary of a Jewish teenager in Amsterdam rescued after the war by her father and published in thirty-two languages as Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl.

These and many more stories and anecdotes fill the pages of this fascinating book that will make World War II come alive with the thoughts and feelings of those who were there.

From the Publisher:

First in our series of Best Little Stories historical books, Best Little/WWII has proven popular with veteran and general reader alike. Author Kelly is the former (and founding) editor of both Military History and World War II magazines, and he still contributes a Best Little Stories column to Military History. A former newspaper reporter as well (16 years at The Washington Star was his last stint), he teaches journalistic writing at the University of Virginia. He and his wife Ingrid own and operate Montpelier Publishing, publisher of the Best Little Stories historical books. Companion books also available at this time are: Best Little Stories from the Civil War by Kelly, including Varina: Forgotten First Lady by Ingrid Smyer, and Best Little Stories from the White House, again by Kelly, including First Ladies in Review, again by Ingrid Smyer. Here's what Practical Homeschooling magazine (November/December 1996) had to say about our series: "All three of these books fall in the 'can't put down' category."

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