From the perspectives of those who lived it and the families who listened to their stories—this book takes you from Pearl Harbor to Tokyo Bay, from D-Day to Crossing the Rhine, and more. It highlights the diversity of those who served, the hardships they faced, and some exciting discoveries long buried in archives. It contains more than 160 stories of courage under fire, fateful coincidences, and resistance to the forces of domination and cruelty.
Packed with war-time romances and humorous events in the day-to-day lives of soldiers and sailors, this big, beautiful book (384 pages) also brings to life the women and men on the home front who worked heroically and stoically to support the war effort. With hundreds of colorful photos and illustrations, this page-turner will appeal to veterans, their descendants, and history buffs. It will appeal to all ages, from middle-schoolers to the Greatest Generation.
History is alive.
“Were it not for the Miller Family, these stories would not have seen the light of day.” -Eugene A. Peloquin, Captain, U.S. Naval Reserve (Retired)