Ordinary Heroes: Untold Stories of World War Two is an extraordinary account of one of history’s greatest conflicts: World War II. Told through the eyes of its participants, Ordinary Heroes is a compelling collection of true stories woven into a single narrative, spanning the entire war. The result of more than sixty interviews, this is a story about enlisted men - ordinary men who grew up on farms and in small towns. When these men were called upon to serve their country, each one rose to the challenge and made the sacrifice for the greater good. They confronted and survived the horrors of war. They went to war to protect our nation. Serving on the ground, in the air, and on the sea, each in his own remarkable way. Each one ordinary. All of them heroes.
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Stephen Wagner was born in Reading, Pennsylvania. Following his early interests, he studied history and filmmaking in school. As an entrepreneur, he has worked as a graphic designer, photographer, author, and publisher. His first book, Ordinary Heroes, was co-authored with Sharon Wells Wagner and features war stories from over sixty veterans near his hometown. His second, Forgotten Widow, has gathered attention from aviation enthusiasts worldwide for its portrayal of the historic recovery of the world's only soon-to-be-flying P-61 Black Widow night fighter.
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Sharon Wells Wagner is the author of three nonfiction books: Red Wells, the story of her father's extraordinary life; Ordinary Heroes, the saga of World War II told through the eyes of its veterans; and Forgotten Widow, the true account of the recovery of a rare crashed P-61 night fighter. Her passion for writing began at an early age; as a child she dreamed of becoming a writer. Today her interests also include reading, watercolor painting, traveling, and writing children's books.
Sharon is Producer and Co-Host of Berks Community Television's Tales of World War II and the Special Guest Coordinator for the Mid Atlantic Air Museum's World War II Weekend, the largest World War II reenactment in the country. She is very involved with documenting World War II veterans' stories, both in her writing and for the Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress. Her father's military service inspired her to encourage veterans to share their experiences with the public. She particularly enjoys bringing veterans and the public together at numerous historical and educational events along the east coast.ast.
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Book Description Booksurge Llc. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Bookseller Inventory # 2813560034