Navalist, William A. Luke, Chronicles Great Depression, WWII and Family Milestones in New Book

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"Dear Bob" is a reminiscence from the historical ‘greatest generation’.

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The letters offer a historic and unparalleled view of WWII, American history and the history of my family.

Roughly 16 million men valiantly served in World War II; only about 1 million of those veterans are alive today.

As members of the historical ‘greatest generation’ begin to perish, preserving their memory becomes essential.

“Dear Bob” is the newly published memoir of WWII veteran, William A. Luke. The book is comprised of letters that Luke wrote to his brother, Bob, throughout the course of a 20-year period.

“The letters offer a historic and unparalleled view of WWII, American history and the history of my family,” Luke said. “By chronicling this period, I hope to preserve the memories of family, friends and fallen comrades. My wish is for everyone who reads the book to smile, remember their own life story and enjoy mine.”

From comical hijinks to depression and despair, “Dear Bob” provides a candid view of American history told through the eyes of a close-knit military family.

“Dear Bob”
By William A. Luke
Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-1-4669-7686-3    
Available at: Amazon, AuthorHouse and Barnes and Noble online bookstores

About the Author
William A. Luke was born December 20, 1924 in Iron Mountain, Michigan. He began compiling copies of letters to his brother, Bob, throughout a period of 20+ years. Upon the passing of his longtime wife, Beverly, he decided to compile the letters into a published book. With the help of his daughter, Elizabeth, the pair has successfully chronicled both family and United States history. Bill currently resides in Mooresville, N.C. and is looking forward to writing to releasing a sequel in the coming year.


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