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Will and Dena: Love and Life in World War II

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The story of Will and Dena is that of one couple among millions of young lovers caught in the snare of World War II. Along their journey, they met friends who sacrificed for them and they met others who would rather see them dead. Their struggle begins in the Central Piedmont of North Carolina and passes through Massachusetts, Virginia, and Indiana before ending Italy's ...more
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Published September 30th 2009 by
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May 30, 2010 Beverly rated it really liked it
Will & Dena: Love and Life in World War II by Bob Rogers tells a story that until recently was mostly only whispered about, or at least was not known outside of a limited community of people. It is a coming-of-age story that begins in the North Carolina Central Piedmont region in the spring of 1943. The United States is in the midst of a World War fighting to free countries from tyranny, but in this small corner of western North Carolina, freedom is not available to everyone. The reader is ...more
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Jan 21, 2012 Bob Rogers rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
The young lovers, Will and Dena, struggled with parental mate selection, Southern mores, economic exploitation, and the impact of World War II on their romance. The author vivdly describes the action. As a reader, I was taken back to the 1940s with the descriptions of mail order catalog products, brand names, hit songs and singers, as well as the headlines read by America's Greatest Generation. My clear picture of the action made me feel like I was there on the sidelines watching Will and Dena. ...more
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