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David L. Lee - Associate Professor of Education, Penn State University Park

Book Title: Citizen Soldiers: The US Army from the Normandy Beaches to the Bulge to the Surrender of Germany

Author: Steven Ambrose

Book Description:

I never knew my grandfather. He passed away at far too young an age. In an effort to get to know him I started to talk to elder members of our family and read books about the 1930s and 40s. One book in particular was quite helpful, Citizen Soldiers by Steven Ambrose. My grandfather, like many of his generation, served when asked. The bottom line is that if these folks did not step up to the daunting challenges of WWII, life for us would be much different. Would universities be places for free exchanges of ideas without their sacrifices? We certainly owe a debt of gratitude to this generation.

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