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To discover the grandfather he never knew, Jeff Badger began tracking down dozens of World War II veterans from his grandfather's unit, the 978th Engineer Maintenance Company. Through the stories and recollections shared by his new “war buddies,” Badger began to reconstruct a personal vision of his grandfather, the war, and the men who fought it. Original photographs and illustrations throughout.
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Finding Granddad's War

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Overview

To discover the grandfather he never knew, Jeff Badger began tracking down dozens of World War II veterans from his grandfather's unit, the 978th Engineer Maintenance Company. Through the stories and recollections shared by his new “war buddies,” Badger began to reconstruct a personal vision of his grandfather, the war, and the men who fought it. Original photographs and illustrations throughout.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016613123
  • Publisher: MyFamily.com, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/8/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 343
  • Sales rank: 1,096,238
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Jeffrey Badger grew up in Dublin, California, Ogden, Utah, and Uvalde, Texas. He has a B.S. from The University of Texas at Austin, an M.S. from Penn State University and a Ph.D. from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, all in mechanical engineering. He has lived in Finland, Ireland, England, Sweden, and Guatemala and is currently residing in Austin, Texas. Badger is an expert in the manufacturing process of grinding, and is well known in this industry. He is known as “The Grinding Doc” from his question/answer column in the leading American trade magazine in cutting tools. Badger writes extensively for his job. His articles on grinding have appeared in the UK, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Brazil, Spain, Korea, Japan, and India. In additionto Finding Granddad's War, he has also published a children's story, as winner of Half Price Books Say Goodnight to Illiteracy children's story contest.
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  • Posted February 25, 2009

    Exceeded my high expectations

    Finding Granddad's War is about two jouneys nearly 60 years apart. The physical journey of an American GI and his unit during World War II, and the related personal journey, nearly 60 years later, of a grandson determined to better understand a grandfather that he never had a chance to get to know. The journeys are interestingly intertwined by the author with touches of humor, sadness, angst and joy. Most poignantly, the book helps me understand that history is not so much a sequential series of circumstances and events, but the collective memories and perspectives of the individuals who lived through them. It also reminds me that life itself is not so much about activities and accomplishemts, but about the personal relationships made and maintained along the way. This book is for anyone with a historical interest in WWII from the human perspective, or for anyone wishing to know more about a lost loved one who may not know how best to go about it. Enjoy.

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  • Posted February 23, 2009

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    Wonderful stories from veterans and European civilians

    Fabulous book. Humanized the war and gave me a connection to the people of that era. The narrative of the river crossing in Germany was brutal and grueling. The author's mother's memories of her father were touching. I took it to my book club and made everybody there read it. And they all loved it too.

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  • Posted February 22, 2009

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    So much more than a war book

    This is not a book I'd normally pick up, being a 38-year-old female and not into war books. But a friend insisted I read it, and found that it is so much more than a war book. Fascinating and moving throughout, the author engages the reader immediately, and draws them into the stories of the men and their experiences. I felt like I was along on an adventure with the author as he travels to France, Holland and Germany to meet all the people that were connected to his granddad's buddies in 1944/45. An easy read that flowed throughout. I just couldn't put it down.

    They need to make a movie out this book.

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