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Wilber's War : An American Family's Journey Through World War II
by Hale Bradt and Lisa Carta and Frances B. King


Overview - ---A father's odyssey. A mother's secret. A son's story. ---Wilber's War chronicles the story of two ordinary Americans, Wilber and Norma Bradt, during an extraordinary time, World War II. It offers fresh insight--deeply personal --into the historic conflict as it was fought by the U.S.  Read more...

 
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Overview
---A father's odyssey. A mother's secret. A son's story. ---Wilber's War chronicles the story of two ordinary Americans, Wilber and Norma Bradt, during an extraordinary time, World War II. It offers fresh insight--deeply personal --into the historic conflict as it was fought by the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater and by a family on the home front. It is an epic tale of patriotic and familial duty, heroism, love, infidelity, and the tragedy of suicide. --- Based on a rich trove of wartime letters, Wilber's War is thoughtfully condensed by the author from his trilogy of the same name, which has received the following accolades: TWO SILVER AWARDS: Foreword Reviews (War & Military), IBPA (Biography), and ONE FINALIST AWARD: National Indie Excellence (Military Non-Fiction). --- Midwest Book Review, June 2015]: "informed and informative ... thoughtful and thought-provoking ... inherently fascinating read ... deftly crafted ... very highly recommended for both community and academic library ... collections"; --- The Journal of Military History, Jan. 2016]: "fascinating, original biography...a superb job"; --- Foreword Reviews, Fall 2015]: "Hale Bradt relates a story that could resonate with the multitude of families who also sacrificed a father, a husband or son to war]." --- Author Hale Bradt, Wilber and Norma's son, shares his parents' stories with insight, compassion, and a wealth of carefully selected images that bring their experiences to life. Visiting (in the 1980s) the battlefields where his father fought, Bradt adds another uniquely American voice to this rich story: that of a son seeking to unravel the tangled threads of his family's legacy. --- 358 pages, 21 maps, 74 illustrations.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780996693905
  • ISBN-10: 0996693904
  • Publisher: Van Dorn Books
  • Publish Date: December 2016
  • Page Count: 360
  • Dimensions: 10 x 7 x 0.75 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.37 pounds


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