Home Front Diary 1944

A Family’s Awakening to Truth and Courage

by B.G. Webb



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 23/01/2017

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.25x11
Page Count : 200
ISBN : 9781524660352

About the Book

This novel is dedicated to all the brave men and women who fought and died during World War II. It is a wonderful recreation of that critical time in the struggle against Fascism. The reader feels he is there back in 1944.

Mark David Johnson, in his late teen, keeps a diary of his observations and feelings of that year—from battles in the Pacific, to D-Day, and the Battle of the Bulge in Europe.

He and his family experience an awakening about their heritage and their ability to face danger with courage. The lessons they learn fit as much to our critical times as they did in 1944.

About the Author

The author was born in Germany and was brought to this country after Kristallnacht -- the Night of the Broken Glass.

He grew up in Moline, IL and earned a B.A. in history from Augustana College and a M.A. in history from the University of Illinois.

He taught social studies for thirty -three years mainly at Webster Groves High School in St. Louis County.

This book is a result of a lifetime of reading about history -- especially social history -- and the presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. That along with his intense concern for minorities and their rights helped stir his imagination to write this novel.

Besides publishing many educational articles about his his teaching methods, he also wrote several creative works of poetry and art. Author House published his following books: Echoes and Shadows of Life, Nights of the Black Moon and Days of Sunshine Among Common Folk and Dreams, Wishes and Fantasies of Common Folk.