New Autobiography Set in World War II Released

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Gentian A. Powell and Jon T. Powell paint a picture of the Second World War in the perspective of a family struggling to stay together

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Gentian A. Powell, with the assistance of Jon T. Powell, puts into writing her and her family’s harrowing experiences of the Second World War, creating an autobiographical book titled, War Is Just Another Day.

“The barbarity of war takes many forms. It may be recorded in the tragic language of numbers: those killed or injured, damage and destruction, or sterile accounts of battle strategies, victories and defeats, or reward or punishment, depending on the victor. Such descriptions reduce hardship to a kind of objectivity, devoid of much human dimension. The reality is far different. War’s greatest cruelties are inflicted in the most personal terms.” – Prologue, War Is Just Another Day

Gentian A. Powell was a mere child at the beginning of World War II. Her family resided in Bagnoli, a western district of Naples, in Italy. Born of an Italian father and an outspoken English mother, Mussolini’s declaration to stand by Germany (and by association, against England) meant that her family would looked upon with suspicion by the Fascist regime. Her mother was interrogated, and this prompted them to plan their exodus from their hometown, starting a chain of harrowing events that changed them forever.

In War Is Just Another Day, readers will find themselves immersed in the emotional highs and lows of the author as she retells her life story, filled with moments that warm the heart, and others that will chill or even break it. Through the adversity and the separation they all experienced, the love and strong-willed resilience of her family shines through.

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War Is Just Another Day * by Gentian A. and Jon T. Powell
Publication Date: May 11, 2012
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 281 pages; 978-1-4653-9381-4
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 281 pages; 978-1-4653-9382-1
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4653-9383-8

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