WORLD WAR II GENERATION SPEAKS, OMNIBUS EDITIONS I & II, SIGNED BY AUTHOR
The comparable price for autographed books in hardcover separately (6 vols.) is over $200. This 2-book bundle is (2) 2" thick, 3 lb. books offered here in hardcover and AUTOGRAPHED by the author, with one collector's bookmark for each book.
(AS OF THIS WRITING WE HAVE 1 AUTOGRAPHED PAPERBACK SET AVAILABLE. [3-21-21])
Gray cloth binding with embossed spine and glossy color dust jacket.
THE FIRST 3 BOOK OMNIBUS EDITION, in one 822-page binding, The Things Our Fathers Saw--The Untold Stories of the World War II Generation : VOLUMES 1-3
*THE SECOND 3 BOOK OMNIBUS EDITION, in one 816-page binding, The Things Our Fathers Saw--The Untold Stories of the World War II Generation : VOLUMES 4-6
Volume I: Voices of the Pacific Theater-
The telephone rings on the hospital floor, and they tell you it is your mother, the phone call you have been dreading. You've lost part of your face to a Japanese sniper on Okinawa, and after many surgeries, the doctor has finally told you that at 19, you will never see again. The pain and shock is one thing. But now you have to tell her, from 5000 miles away.
Volume II: War in the Air--From the Great Depression to Combat-
HOW DO YOU THINK YOU FEEL when you wake up in a hospital and find out you killed your own mother?
JUST WHAT DO YOU DO in that moment when your plane's been hit, and you are about to crash far from home?
Volume III, First Edition: War in the Air--Combat, Captivity, and Reunion-
WHAT DO YOU FILL YOUR POCKETS WITH when you're rousted awake in the middle of a freezing German night to be death-marched across Germany?
WHEN YOUR BUDDY STAGGERS AND FALLS by the side of the road, and no longer even knows who you are, do you keep moving to keep yourself alive?
[ALSO INCLUDES A BONUS EXCERPT FROM THE BEST-SELLING A Train Near Magdeburg]
Volume IV: Up the Bloody Boot/The War in Italy—The Things Our Fathers Saw
Volume 4 in this series will take you from the deserts of North Africa to the mountains of Italy with the men and women veterans of the Italian campaign who open up about a war that was so brutal, news of it was downplayed at home. The war in the Mediterranean, and particularly the Italian Campaign, is one that for many Americans is shrouded in mystery and murkiness. Yet it was here that the United States launched its first offensive in the west on enemy soil, and it was here that Allied forces would be slogging it out with a tenacious enemy fighting for its life in the longest single American Campaign of World War II.
Volume V: D-Day and Beyond/The War in France—The Things Our Fathers Saw
Volume 5 in this series is really the book I had in mind to write as I began to collect and process WWII interviews after being inspired at our veterans' return to Normandy for the 40th anniversary of D-Day. From the bloody beach at Omaha through the hedgerow country of Normandy and beyond, American veterans of World War II—Army engineers and infantrymen, Coast Guardsmen and Navy sailors, tank gunners and glider pilots—sit down with you across the kitchen table and talk about what they saw and experienced, tales they may have never told anyone before.
Volume VI: The Bulge And Beyond—The Things Our Fathers Saw
Volume 6: In THE BULGE AND BEYOND, you will be with the soldiers going into the heart of the bloodiest single battle fought by the US Army in American history, the so-called 'Battle of the Bulge'.
You will be with them as they sense the fear of the unknown, the crush of impending doom, the scale of being among the columns of young, tired men slogging into a forest, medieval and dark, with the complete inability to ever get warm again.
19,000 American GIs never saw their mothers again.
By the end of 2020, fewer than 300,000 of our WW II veterans were still with us, out of the over 16 million who put on a uniform. But why is it that today, nobody seems to know these stories?
Maybe our veterans did not volunteer to tell us; maybe we were too busy with our own lives to ask.
"For all of us to be free, a few of us must be brave, and that is the history of America".
Read how a generation of young Americans saved the world.
Because dying for freedom isn't the worst that could happen. Being forgotten is.
-- "A must-read in every high school in America. It is a very poignant look back at our greatest generation; maybe it will inspire the next one."
Reviewer, Vol. I
*NOTE: THIS OMNIBUS VOLUME (2) IS SLIGHTLY ABRIDGED. ONE NARRATIVE FROM EACH OF VOL.4-6 WAS EDITED OUT, TO MEET BOOK SPINE REQUIREMENTS. IF THIS IS NOT WHAT YOU WISH, PLEASE ORDER VOLS. 4-6 SEPARATELY.