Wilber's War: An American Family's Journey through World War II (Hale

Wilber's War: An American Family's Journey through World War II (Hale Bradt Consignment)

by Wicked Good Books $ 39.99 $ 79.99
A father's odyssey. A mother's strength. A son's story. The trilogy, 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-on a deeply personal level-into the historic conflict as it was fought by the U.S. Army in the Solomon Islands, New Guinea, and The Philippines and by a family on the home front. It is an epic tale of duty, heroism, love, and human frailty. The story is told in large part in Wilber's own words in a sensitive editing of his some 700 richly detailed wartime letters. The work spotlights the ways in which individuals shaped, and were shaped by, World War II. It offers a nuanced view into the complexities faced by one family and by U.S. society as a whole when it ships soldiers off to war and asks loved ones to forge new lives on the home front. 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, he adds another uniquely American voice to this rich story: that of a son seeking to unravel the tangled threads of his family's legacy. Beautifully produced, three hardcover books n a slipcase, a collector's item. "inherently fascinating read...deftly crafted...very highly recommended for community and academic library...collections" [Midwest Book Review, June 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]." [Foreword Reviews, Fall 2015]

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