A poignant and engaging family memoir about a daughter who is racing to assemble her father s story one that includes parachuting into France and Burma for British special forces during World War II as his mind dissolves into dementia...
|Publisher||:||Grove Press Reprint edition March 20, 2018|
|Number of Pages||:||432 pages|
|File Size||:||693 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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A great story about little know action in WWII behind the lines in France and Burma by small teams of Americans, Trench and British causing havoc! It told ina compelling style by a daughter of one who unearthed his wartime records!
Very good read. Story of great adventures narrated from a unique perspective. Very moving tale of a family - life - decisions, successes, regrets and ...forgiveness. Thoroughly enjoyable.
Magical voyage of discovery. Completely agree with other reviews here about how extraordinary and wonderful this book is. The author gradually uncovers the story of her father's role in the British SOE in WW2 and learns how the traits which made him a successful special forces soldier did not necessarily make him a 'good' husband or father after the war. The result is a sublime and bittersweet memoir made more poignant by his terminal dementia. The story gets to be a bit tedious but this is a minor complaint. Highly recommended for WW2 history buffs and other general history readers.
Bought for my father who is an avid reader of history fiction and non-fiction. He is really enjoying this book.
Simply excellent! One of the best books I've read in years! Painstakingly researched and perfectly relatable as Carew has managed to so thoroughly understand the records and history she had to digest, that she condenses it in such a way that allows anyone less familiar with the subject and times to "get it"! The many well placed photographs give a more intricate understanding of her father's extraordinary accomplishments, as well as the family history that glues it all together. Though Yanks, like myself (despite how much British culture I thought I'd absorbed from my wife and inlaws over many years) and other folks beyond the "empire" may be googling, etc. a fair piece of Carew's descriptive text, the authenticity it brings forth really solidifies generations of history woven into this wonderful read.
Fast service and as advertised. An unusual story 'behind the scenes in WWII in Burma.
A fascinating family history both for the journey of Tom Carew, the Dad of the story, and for the author, his daughter.
Great biography of an interesting man in the backdrop of WWII - a daughter learns more than she realizes in this story that spans more than 60 years