New Book Transports Readers to Significant Historical Moment

Author Roy T. Matthews focuses on personal stories of people reacting to attack on Pearl Harbor

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Gittin' Through takes readers to this turning point in American history in a small southern town where traditions, class and race defined its citizens and the roles they played.

Washington (PRWEB) January 31, 2013

The attack on Pearl Harbor is historically known as the event that pulled the United States into World War II. However, for the American people, the appalling attack sent shockwaves of fear and uncertainty throughout the country. In Gittin' Through: A Southern Town during World War II (published by Trafford Publishing) Roy T. Matthews delivers a detailed account of how the terrible news was received in one small town.

On a quiet December Sunday afternoon in 1941,three generations in Madison had their worst fears become a reality and their lives changed forever. The oldest generation, who had kicked up their heels in the Jazz Age and suffered through the Great Depression adjusted to rationing, worried if their children would be sent to war. The youngest generation endured the traumas of adolescence while trying to sort out what the war meant to them. The middle generation, anguished over their fate, left Madison to serve their country or remained on the home front.

Gittin' Through takes readers to this turning point in American history in a small southern town where traditions, class and race defined its citizens and the roles they played. It shows how the three generations coped with the conflict while they made a living, reared their families, took care of the elderly, fell in love, lost loved ones, struggled to hold a marriage together, and chose right and wrong ways to profit from the war. Like all generations, they carried the burdens of the past to prepare for the future.

About the Author
Roy T. Matthews grew up in Franklin, Virginia. He holds degrees from Washington and Lee University, Duke University, and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. A retired professor from Michigan State, he and his wife, LeeAnn, live in Washington, D.C. They have two children, three grandsons and one granddaughter.

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