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My Father's Son: Memories of War and Peace

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Canada's best-known storyteller, the famed author of And No Birds Sang, Never Cry Wolf, and A Whale for the Killing has at long last given readers a book about the most powerful influence on his life: his father. Here is Mowat's memoirs of his service in World War II, his letters to and from his father, and his bizarre tale of steering German war materials back home to Can ...more
Hardcover, 340 pages
Published November 24th 1994 by Key Porter Books Ltd (first published January 12th 1993)
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Jul 25, 2012 Owen rated it really liked it
This is another fine memoir from the author of "And No Birds Sang," "The Regiment," and "Aftermath," all books relating in part, to Farley Mowat's participation in the Second World War. (Although "The Regiment" does not specifically concern Mowat's adventures, much of its path is common to his own.) "My Father's Son" is also a tribute to his father Angus, and acknowledges the contribution made by him to Mowat's progress as a writer. Mowat senior was also a published author, but never achieved th ...more
Sep 01, 2013 Kevin rated it liked it
This book told me a lot about Farley Mowat that I didn't know before. I knew he was Canadian, but I didn't know he fought in World War II. The book is mostly letters he and his parents wrote to each other while he was fighting in Europe. His father Angus, a WWI veteran, was also a writer and a librarian. Angus tried to give Farley some guidance through the experience and trauma of war. Farley got used to trying to stay alive in the face of enemy shelling (as much as that sort of thing can be got ...more
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Farley and his father certainly seemed to have a an amazing bound. I just can't imagine what it must have been like for the families of those men to watch there fathers, sons, brothers ext. go overseas possibly never to return again. It must have been a great comfort for those men getting letters and packages from loved ones back home.
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Farley McGill Mowat was a conservationist and one of Canada's most widely-read authors.
Many of his most popular works have been memoirs of his childhood, his war service, and his work as a naturalist. His works have been translated into 52 languages and he has sold more than 14 million books.
Mowat studied biology at the University of Toronto. During a field trip to the Arctic, Mowat became outrag
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