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1943: 18-year old Arnold Kessel and the 5th Division/81st Tank Battalion hit the beach at Normandy. In two days he's baptized by fire as Patton/Hodges race through France to trap 100,000 Germans in the Falaise Gap. Surviving the Hurtgen Forest & Battle of the Bulge, Arnold arrives on the banks of the Elbe, 50 miles from Berlin. After serving in Korea, Kessel puts the ...more
Paperback, 448 pages
Published September 9th 2016 by Green Spring Publishing
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This question contains spoilers… (view spoiler)[What did you think of the journey of 18-year old Arnold Kessel? Was the book too harsh for you? Did you enjoy it? I had his once stamped 'restricted' daily log, so my daily path of writing was set in front of me. War is not a picnic--it is horrific and memorable--it is what it is and more! Thanks for reading this story. Karen (hide spoiler)]
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I am a 2nd generation German American and a historical novelist. I write books/stories based on my family history. Born and raised in the Big Horn Basin of Wyoming, I graduated from UW with a degree in Design Mktg. I was a professional interior designer ASID for 25 years. Now I WRITE and WRITE! THE TICKET, SEED OF THE VOLGA, FLESH ON THE BONE, and THE TANK COMMANDER---a series of four family saga ...more