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Wilber's War

An American Family's Journey through World War II (a trilogy)

Hale Bradt


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Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (12/7/2016)
Hardcover (7/4/2017)


The trilogy, Wilber's War, sold only as a set in a slipcase, chronicles the story of two ordinary Americans, Wilber and Norma Bradt, during an extraordinary time, World War II. It offers fresh insight—deeply personal —into the historic conflict as it was fought by the U.S. Army in the Solomon Islands, New Guinea, and The Philippines and by a family on the home front. It is an epic tale of duty, heroism, love, and human frailty. The story is told in large part in Wilber’s own words in a sensitive editing of his some 700 richly detailed wartime letters.
The work offers a detailed and nuanced view into the complexities faced by one family and by U.S. society as a whole when it ships soldiers off to war and asks loved ones to forge new lives on the home front.

Praise For Wilber's War: An American Family's Journey through World War II (a trilogy)

“inherently fascinating read…deftly crafted…very highly recommended for both community and academic library…collections” [Midwest Book Review, June 2015]
“Hale Bradt relates a story that could resonate with the multitude of families who also sacrificed a father, a husband or son [to war].” [Foreword Reviews, Fall 2015]
“…fascinating, original biography…Rarely do we meet such sexual frankness and emotional pathos as are presented in these family letters." [The Journal of Military History, Jan. 2016]
Finalist for IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award (Biography)
Finalist for Forward Reviews' INDIEFAB Award (War & Military)

Van Dorn Books, 9780990854401, 1112pp.

Publication Date: August 14, 2015