War Stories For My Grandchildren

War Stories For My Grandchildren

by H F Jansen Estrup

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ISBN-13: 9780595430987
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/12/2007
Pages: 372
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.83(d)

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War Stories for My Grandchildren 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
¿Excellent¿ Writer's Digest ( 5 - top rating) What I like best is the humanity of the speaker. Narrators often glorify themselves or the people they love and consequently attack those who might have ever hurt them slightly. It seems those authors do not approach their lives from a position of power. But this book is filled with real people with distinctive voices, made human and vulnerable by their standards and faults and are loved all the more for them by the reader. Especially wonderful is the perspective on the world, the philosophies and stories presented with reasoning throughout, as well as the various layers of actual war and the psychology of boy and manhood ... The gray, sturdy cover, although quite lovely in its symbolism, does not convey the raw, relatable, vivid voice that is found within. The cover should have more breath and not be something that can be lost among other memoirs of this period. ... Other than these minor suggestions, the project is quite necessary and brilliant, and I hope it will come under the gaze of many a person interested at all in our world¿s history or the intelligent wisdom of one who has lived.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In War Stories For My Grandchildren, the author vividly portrays how war is not always on the military battlefield. This unique book tells of war in all walks of life, be it young, old, personal, social or military. It connects the reader to war through the eyes and mind of the author who experienced these events as they unfolded. With a poignant view of the military, gained from a combined total of twenty plus years in the Air Force and Navy, he writes with the technical expertise of an insider and the wisdom acquired after five tours in Southeast Asia. Here's a bargain if I ever read one. The book contains about twenty different stories for the price of one book. Each story filled with a refreshingly honest point of view. Not just the blood and guts side of war but a deeper philosophical understanding of what it is, what it does, and how humanity can't seem to detach itself from it. Real life danger and excitement await the reader in stories like The Drowning of Helen Lee and Sea Dragon, as well as others. I'm sure his Grandchildren will enjoy them all. I did! Highly recommended from a satisfied reader. Jd2/SFR.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago