Garland Kingery Do You Want It Bad Enough?

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At a gathering on December 7, 2010, I mentioned that I was old enough to remember the Pear Harbor attack. One of the college students present commented "that was so yesterday." It also transpired that the student was not at all clear about what had happened on that day. The episode revealed to me how the memory of World War II and the times leading up to it were receding from the national consciousness. Yet that conflict and the Depression preceding it formed the character of more than one generation of Americans. Garland Kingery is one of them. He was born at a time when America was a much more rural society than it is today. His memoir relates how his family and neighbors survived in the hard times of the "Dirty Thirties." After the entry of America into the war, Mr. Kingery went from plowing with horses to repairing airplane engines in just a few weeks. His wartime experiences were a central part of this fascinating memoir. After the war, he married and raised children, along with many other veterans. He had a lengthy distinguished career with the State of Illinois. Many interesting observations about Illinois politics and the workings of state government are included in Mr. Kingery's story. Currently, he is retired and resides in Chatham, Illinois. This Autobiography is an account of the history of most twentieth-century America written by an individual who contributed to that history. Those unfamiliar with the events recounted in this book would profit greatly by reading it. Those who would dismiss the experiences of Mr. Kingery and others with similar experiences should heed the admonition of George Santayana: "Those who forget the lessons of history are doomed to repeat it." It was an honor for me to have been associated with this project. Jan F. Branthaver

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Raised by his Grand parents who lived on a small farm in Springpoint Township, Cumberland County, in the state of Illinois Garland Kingery's memoir relates how his family and neighbors survived the hard times of the twenties and "Dirty Thirties" He tells in his own words of the horrors, excitement and opportunities of those days. His book illuminates and amplifies what life was like from the great depression to current times in historical detail. Garland's education came from the common sense school of hard knocks. College was not an option. He shows how human imagination is a positive force without limits which can "bottom out" and make each of us reach for new heights. After America's entry into World War II, Garland volunteered for service in the U.S. Navy. The times rapidly transformed him from a bare footed plow boy farming with horses to an aviation machinist and later plane captain of a TBM torpedo bomber aboard the aircraft carrier USS. Kitkun Bay. During the time at war he experienced many events with some being the most exciting while others were the worst memories in his life. After the war Garland married and raised children like many other veterans. He had a distinguished career in Illinois state government. Working for thirty six years for the state, Garland gained insight and observations about Illinois politics and the workings of state government which are included in this book. Currently the Author and his wife reside in Chatham, Illinois. Mr. Kingery's story is a living account of twentieth century American history as viewed and related through the eyes of one of America's sons who contributed to that history. His writing contains no fiction. His style is contemporary judgment bound to be anything but definitive. Garland's humor and enthusiasm engages a great country and resurrects dreams of all of us who want to fulfill them. This book is as exciting as its title.

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