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  • Once Upon a Town

  • The Miracle of the North Platte Canteen
  • By: Bob Greene
  • Narrated by: Fritz Weaver
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 66
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 53

During World War II, American soldiers from every city and walk of life rolled through North Platte, Nebraska, on troop trains, en route to Europe and the Pacific. The tiny town transformed its modest railroad depot into the North Platte Canteen, a place where soldiers could enjoy coffee, music, home-cooked food, magazines, and friendly conversation during a stopover that lasted only a few minutes.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • How a small town helped win the war

  • By danny lawrence on 05-25-12

Really Enjoyed!

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-19-18

I really enjoyed this book after a friend at church read an article about the town to our Sunday School. Dec 7, 1941 Pearl Harbor tore apart our nation in just a short amount of time. Dec 25, 1941 the residents of North Platte, Nebraska and other towns slowly started putting it together. One person had an idea and it reached 6 million people. Many towns in the US today are being pulled apart not by an attack by an outside enemy but from an internal enemy. Indeed, our whole country is. Back in 1941 times were simple and people were closer and the solution here was simple but required massive organization. Interested? Check this book out.

  • After the Cheering Stops

  • An NFL Wife's Story of Concussions, Loss, and the Faith That Saw Her Through
  • By: Cyndy Feasel, Mike Yorkey
  • Narrated by: Michelle Lasley
  • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9

Grant Feasel spent 10 years in the NFL, playing 117 games as a center and a long snapper mostly for the Seattle Seahawks. The skull-battering, jaw-shaking collisions he absorbed during those years ultimately destroyed his marriage and fractured his family. Grant died on July 15, 2012, at the age of 52, the victim of alcohol abuse and a degenerative brain disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A story every parent and every spouse of a pro athlete should read.

  • By Terri Bradshaw on 04-22-17

I knew

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-27-17

I live in Barstow where Grant was raised and knew his dad DeWayne. Such a sad turn of events for Cyndy and the Feasel family. I enjoyed this book and wish them well