Book Description for We Had a Job to Do:
This heartfelt tribute to World War II veterans is history that reads like fiction.
Follow a soldier who fought in Patton’s Third Army and who landed on Omaha Beach at 9 a.m. on D-Day; a female Army Air Forces nurse who made helping veterans her life’s work; a fighter pilot who flew with the African-American unit known as the Tuskegee Airmen and who was on one of the teams that won the first Top Gun meet after the war; a guard in a top-secret intelligence base outside of Washington, D.C. where top German weapons scientists were interrogated; a female aircraft mechanic who served in the Navy and is still active in veterans affairs seventy years later; a gunner on a B-17 heavy bomber who was shot down and spent fourteen months in German prison camps; an airman in General Curtis LeMay’s 20th Air Force, the unit that dropped the atomic bombs, and more.
Get to know some of the patriots who served in World War II.
My review: This book kept me up late at night, I enjoyed the stories. I was touched, I smiled, I laughed, I even got a little teary eyed (I don’t admit crying 😉 ) I love reading the history of WW2. I will often get my hands on any book that will give me the history of a time. I have read enough history of WW2 that you do get the same stories over and over. This book simply was not a retelling of something I read. These were fresh stories, stories that deserve to be heard.
Once I started getting into this book, I found myself thinking about each person, because while this book reads like fiction these are real people, real stories, real situations. I can’t imagine what it would be like to be in these situations.
This book was touching, I am always fascinated to read the stories of men and women who are willing to die for someone they do not even know. These stories DESERVE to be told, and I am grateful the author told the stories.
It made me think of my grandfather & uncle, while they did not fight in WW2 they did serve and if this book will do one thing it will remind you to thank a veteran, because remember they do have a job to do, and they are doing the job for you.
Thank you for providing me a copy of this amazing book, you have forever touched my heart with these stories and I can’t recommend enough reading this book!
The author is a graduate of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, B.A. (English Literature and Philosophy) and M.A. (Philosophy) and Harvard Law School, J.D. Her mother served in World War II in the U.S. Army, her father served in the U.S. Navy, her maternal uncle served in the war in the British Marines Commandos and fought in Normandy on D-Day, and another maternal uncle was killed in a training accident in Texas while serving in the U.S. Army. Her grandfather was wounded fighting for Britain in World War I.
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Disclaimer I did receive a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, as always my opinions are my own.