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A Boy, A Girl, and the LCI 75

by:
Gregory R. Bierck (Author)

ISBN: 9781495808562 ©2015
Price: $9.95
Book Size: 5.5'' x 8.5'' , 134 pages
Category/Subject: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General

A true story of a boy and girl who’s developing romance is through letters written during wartime…communicating their longing for each other as possible death both in war and at home looms.

Abstract:
It’s Thanksgiving, 1941, and boy meets girl on a blind date. In just days, America is involved in World War II. The boy joins the US Navy, where he trains to be a signalman on a new type of ship for a new type of war. He is eventually based in the Mediterranean Theater. Deep feelings for the girl develop through letters sent and received. While there is mostly boredom and loneliness, there are also moments of sheer terror from the enemy, weather, and “SNAFUS” as presented through the boy’s narrative and letters home. This is their true love story.

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Customer Reviews

  A True-Life Read , 12/21/2015
Reviewer: Jennifer
A written record from the first-hand account of the greatest generation, A Boy, A Girl, and the LCI 75 provides readers a glimpse into the emotion of World War II. Through letters, pictures, and narration Bierck weaves a personal tale of his father and mother's courtship while his father served in the Navy. This is a great read for someone interested in military history or ancestry. The letter-writing of that generation was so essential and is an art form that is fleeting. This book captures that essence of the need for normalcy and distraction from the fear and sometimes monotony of war. The book also delves into the LCI's role in WWII told through his father's memories of his time in the war and service on the ship.

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