The Dad I Never Knew: A War Orphan's Search For Inner Healing

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A story of a couple's love that reaches across an ocean's divide and torn apart by war.  It was agony for her to be away from him. The war was tearing them apart. Memoirs of struggles during World War II.  The journey, the battles, the war.

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In the glorious rush to take up arms in noble causes by necessity there is little thought to more than the matter at hand. Future generations are the reasons to strive for victory. Most warriors do return home to carry on raise families, but there are so many who are born and begin to grow not knowing the men who gave them life. This book is about one of those boys and his quest to learn what he could of the man whose hopes and dreams he carries into the present.

 

Mr. Brodowski is actually one of the more fortunate ones in that he has a wealth of letters exchanged between his father and his mother. These are skillfully interwoven with a historical timeline. It is this timeline that helps the reader to achieve a sense of place in the events. In hindsight we know that the war was definitely winding down and was soon to end. At the time though there was hope, but the fighting kept going with the Germans fighting on in desperation as their homeland was at long last feeling the privations of conflict.

 

This book by Bruce Brodowski is carefully and articulately written. The reader shares along with the author his quest to know the man and to make sense of the life the son was destined to follow. Mr. Brodowski was definitely not alone in his experience but he has been most fortunate in finding a personal history upon which to draw. This reviewer hopes that some of those many others in Mr. Brodowski's situation will take heart and find some pride in those that gave so much for them.

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A love story of two people separated by war. It was agony for her to be away from him. The war was tearing them apart. In Maryanne's words "Oh God, why, why, why does it have to be like this?"

Relive the horrendous trip to England, the battle at Roermond, the crossing of the Rhine, and the following battles during March, 1945.

The Dad I Never Knew is alive and vibrant. It makes the reader want more.              John W. Langdon, author of The Age of Anxiety and Global War, 1920­-1945

The Dad I Never Knew is highly recommended
by this reviewer as a part of history that should not be forgotten.                 John Helman, M.A.,               Allbooks Reviews

 
The Dad I Never Knew
is simply a must-read. It is a truly beautiful, haunting book that will challenge you to appreciate and hold close to the ones you love.                         April Dellinger                                 Charlotte Literature Examiner

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