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Home Front

A Memoir from WWII
Narrated by: C. D. Peterson
Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
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It's the 1940s. World War II. A New England farm boy is growing up during wartime.  

That's what Home Front: A Memoir from WWII is about. You'll share his experience - the blackouts, the rationing, the fears, the patriotism, and the unity everyone felt. As the men go off to war, you follow Douglas, our young narrator, as he grows to an obliged maturity, sharing with others, enduring the scarcity of the depression, the fear and patriotism during World War II and then the exuberance in that brief, post-war period when America felt safe and when the middle class was born.

After the war, with the GI Bill, VA loans, and fully stocked storeshelves,the country was all about getting back to normal. But, you'll learn, for some normal was gone. Home Front chronicles a farm family and how normal evaded its reach.

Home Front also includes Voices from the Home Front where you can learn about 37 Americans who share their home front stories in their own words.  

©2017 Carl D. Peterson (P)2018 Carl D. Peterson

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A sweet, smart insight into an earlier era

This book is fascinating, charming, and poignant, with both humorous and heartbreaking moments. Mr. Peterson is an excellent, compelling writer, and to hear his own voice tell the story of his youth on the farm makes it all the sweeter. I highly recommend this book.