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Publisher's Summary

Not your typical war story. Football Flyboy examines the shaping of a good man, his family, and society under the wing of the messy cleanup as WWII winds down. If you like honest, relatable, no-nonsense people who teach you the threads of building upon relationships while making you laugh and cry, this is a story you'll enjoy!  

Buster, the football flyboy, was part of the Greatest Generation - a generation that was woven with courage and commitment; an era that wasn't filled with instant gratification or instant anything for that matter. Human relationships were held tightly with a determination not to give up.  

Old letters seeded Football Flyboy, letters that are a one-sided conversation of a man who lived for someone more important than himself. The struggles of war and his constant change of location kept him from receiving mail regularly, causing frustration and loneliness.  

Each letter has been unedited with grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors preserved to demonstrate the letters' authenticity.  

You will meet members of the author's family - in particular, her aunt Ruby. Each chapter opens with "one of the letters" and closes with Aunt Ruby's poems - highlighting the point of the chapter or just providing the listener with a smile or a tear.  

Meet Bill "Buster" Cannon, the football flyboy, a good man with a good life who made a difference.

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The Way We Were

Through the correspondence of a post-World War II pilot, “Football Flyboy” reconstructs the life of (what I hope the author won’t be offended by me calling) an ordinary man. The author found letters written by her father to her mother while he was stationed at various Asian posts immediately following the end of World War II and has used them as an outline, if you will, to reconstruct his life. It is an interesting effect and coupled with information gleaned from family interviews and first hand knowledge she tells the tale of his life.

Again, this is not a football hero or Army Air Corps Ace; Bill “Buster” Cannon was an everyday kind of guy but I think that’s what makes this work. Sometimes it is the everyday people who are the most interesting.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.