While Memorial Day is often more about hot sales and empty patriotism these days, the real purpose is to remember those who have fallen in service of our country. Though the holiday originated after the Civil War, the publishing industry has been awash in WWII books in recent years for the simple reason that the firsthand witnesses are quickly disappearing—there are still a couple hundred thousand veterans, but they’re in their 90s. There are only a few years of firsthand memories remaining.
Thanks for the WWII recs. With June upcoming- my historical monthly read/listen is (S.Ambrose: DDay). I am considering trying the Scribd platform. Any other club members tried this? How has your experience been?
Hey all! I used to house sit for a Naval Captain who served during Korea, and his brother-in-law wrote a book about their experiences on the Western front of WWII. They have all since passed, but it's a good quick read of someone's first hand account, and might be a good read for a summer weekend:
Before the Fields of Crosses