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Jack Woodville London’s French Letters series has been praised for its meticulous historical research and ability to capture the language, attitudes, and moral culture of their setting in prose described by reviewers as “beautiful, but not pretentious.”
French Letters: Engaged in War is the second volume in the French Letters trilogy. The companion to French Letters: Virginia’s War, it is the story of Will Hastings, an army doctor caught up in the D-Day landings in Normandy and the drive to capture St. Lo, France.
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“I don’t normally read this genre but wanted to check out the Military Writers Society of America’s Author of the Year. I grabbed my Kindle, kicked back on the couch, and was soon 25% through the book seeing the world … Continue reading
As we step out of ‘Virginia’s War’ and step into Engaged In War, we continue to follow the personal journey of Will Hastings. A Captain, a Doctor and a man torn to pieces emotionally over the death of his brother, … Continue reading
Jack London has done an excellent job in following Virginia’s War. This second installment in the trilogy follows Will Hastings through his service in France. It ties Will back to his small Texas hometown and carries forward the story told … Continue reading
As a teenager dating WWII vets returning home, I heard all sorts of snippets of the snafus that occurred during the war and Book Two covers the trials and adjustments made by the medical teams on the push by the … Continue reading
London offers the reader an engaging perspective on World War II from the home front with this first book of his French Letters trilogy. Small town life in the Texas Panhandle town of Tierra on the surface seems simpler than … Continue reading
Jack Woodville London delivers a historical Masterpiece of war, politics, love, and betrayal. This engaging story takes place during World War II and as the war is raging, so is conflict and deception in a small town in Texas. The … Continue reading
This book provides an interesting view of World War II. It details the lives of those left in a small town in west Texas and the impact the war has on everyone. The characters are all impacted in various ways … Continue reading
I enjoyed French Letters for it’s unique take on WWII. Here we see the war and rationing and evasion of rationing through the eyes and actions of the adults and youngsters of small town USA. The story is well written … Continue reading
This book is Volume 1 of a trilogy entitled “French Letters. This story is told through the eyes of a young boy, Sandy Clayton, who with his two best buddies Sluggo and Butch managed to get into everything, be everywhere and … Continue reading
Letter Description: Specialist 4th Class Mike Mullins, Delta 3/7, 199th Light Infantry, Letter – Poem to his parents July 1968 from Viet Nam. Mr. Mullins is the author of Vietnam in Verse.