The Whiskey Bottle Conversation by David Leonard is a history lesson taught through the dialogue between father and son on a snowy weekend. While warmth, compassion, and caring between two men are demonstrating throughout this book, the story line is fascinating as Dick tells of his experiences growing up in small-town America and his adventures as he goes off to fight in World War II.
This book is a delight. It allows the reader to see a much different world than the one we know today. Through Dick’s stories and his letters home during the war, we are reminded of the important things in life – a sense of family, a sense of country, and a sense of humor. – Carol Erwin
This book was great reading!! Being a World War II vet myself, it took me back to a time when there was more pride and awareness in what a great country we live in. – Ernie Reinke
It was a pleasure to read this book. It gave us a look at the life of a bright and restless young boy growing up in the North Country of New York State, who as a young man, became an important leader during World War II, when he posted in the U.S. and China. His letters to his family made us feel as though we were right there with him. – Ross D. Jacobs (WWII Vet of the R.C.A.F.)
I was mesmerized by the book. I read the greater part in one sitting. – Norinne B. David
A true bonding of father and son, covering pages in history that could well have been a chapter from Tom Brokaw’s “The Greatest Generation”. As a contemporary of Richard Leonard, I enjoyed re-living many similar events in my own life. – Gerard B. Eagan