Title: We Went to War: New Hampshire Remembers
Publisher: Monitor Publishing, Concord, NH
Publication Date: 2008
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
Edition: 1st Edition
Hardcover, F/F dj, an unread copy. Signed by author Heckman on the title page. New Hampshire residents recall their roles in WWII. Bookseller Inventory # 001032
Synopsis: One leg in England, the other in France. Shot from the sky over Holland, China, Italy. Kamikaze, Buchenwald, war at sea. War orphan, war romance, proud Marine. Rain and rats on Biak and Bougainville. Maggots in the Philippines. Trench foot in France. Malaria, nightmares, wounded for life. This is some of the vocabulary of World War II and of this book. In We Went to War, men and women remember how the war transformed and often threatened their lives. They tell their stories in words that are often poignant, sometimes tragic, and always human.
About the Author: Mike Pride is a journalist and historian. He was the editor of the Concord Monitor for twenty-five years and managing editor for five years before that. A former Nieman Fellow, he served nine years on the Pulitzer Prize board, including 2007-08 as co-chair. Pride is co-author of My Brave Boys, a history of a New Hampshire Civil War regiment, and Too Dead to Die, the memoir of a Bataan Death March survivor, and co-editor of The New Hampshire Century. He lives in Concord with his wife, Monique. Meg Heckman is a journalist and New Hampshire native. A reporter for the Concord Monitor, she has been named both New Hampshire Writer of the Year and New England Community Reporter of the Year. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire and has completed fellowships with the Poynter Institute for Media Studies and the New York Times Foundation. In her spare time, she teaches writing and alpine skiing. She lives in Concord.
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