The Boys of Brookdale: Sixteen Amazing Stories from the Second World War Discovered in One Senior-Living Facility

The Boys of Brookdale: Sixteen Amazing Stories from the Second World War Discovered in One Senior-Living Facility

by Joe Regenbogen

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$19.95

Overview

Of the 16 million people who served in the Second World War, perhaps less than half a million are still alive (as of this writing). Regrettably, these veterans are currently dying at a rate of approximately 500 per day. Brookdale Creve Coeur is a local senior living facility in the suburbs of St. Louis that houses a number of these veterans. It also happens to be where the author's 85-year-old father recently moved. Places like Brookdale contain a treasure trove of remarkable and inspiring stories from World War Two.



For this book, the author interviewed 16 Brookdale residents with memories from the Second World War and have written their stories into the chapters of this book. Among their accounts are a B-24 pilot shot down over the Pacific, two veterans from the Battle of the Bulge, a WAVE, a prisoner-of-war, and a Holocaust survivor.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620061800
Publisher: Sunbury Press, Inc.
Publication date: 03/25/2018
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Joe Regenbogen is currently a retired high school history teacher. For the last four years, however, he has continued teaching American History part-time in a program for exceptionally gifted 7th and 8th-grade students. At the end of their two years with Joe, these students take the AP exam in U.S. History and so far, they have all done well enough to earn college credit. Since Joe no longer teaches all day, he has taken up writing as a rewarding way to spend his extra time. Vernon Press published his first book entitled Questioning History.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Sid Yawitz

Chapter 2 Szyfra Alexandra Braitberg

Chapter 3 Arnold Leidner

Chapter 4 Bernie Colton

Chapter 5 Nathan Silverman

Chapter 6 Erich Dahl

Chapter 7 Maurice Eichler

Chapter 8 Jim Geiser

Chapter 9 Jack Finkelstein

Chapter 10 Paul Johnson

Chapter 11 Herman Litwack

Chapter 12 Norma Schweig

Chapter 13 Joe Schenberg

Chapter 14 Irvin Shore

Chapter 15 Mike Resnick

Chapter 16 Jeanne and Urban Dohogne

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