New Book Houses Unique, Touching WWII Story

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Author E. Frank Mancl relays true story of bravery, heroism of unsung Ukrainian heroes

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A story that details the horrors of war in a very personal level with the sweet taste of victory celebrated in the end

He learned the story from the very soldiers who fought until they were the victors. Author E. Frank Mancl delivers a story of bravery of unheralded, unsung Ukrainian heroes of World War II: “Cry Not For Spring” (published by Xlibris) unveils a unique story of survival and victory.

This book does not portray any great feats of heroism as might be expected of a war book. Rather, it follows the three agonizing years of a group of terrified individuals who refused to knuckle under to the Germans and their horror-filled occupation of Ukraine. Though faced with almost insurmountable hardships, this small band — these guerillas— fought back as best as they could. Through the bitter winters, the starvation, the almost hopeless future, they never wavered in their determination to remain free.

Their battle was not fought on a large scale, nor were there any clear-cut victories. There were no headlines to herald them when a bridge was blown up or when a train was dynamited from the tracks. Their losses were suffered in silence, as were their victories. Bravery, heroic deeds, suffering, defeat and victory were absorbed in silent gratefulness because, at least, they still possessed life — a victory in itself, for it was the only thing they were fighting for; no lofty ideals or romantic causes, just life.

A story that details the horrors of war in a very personal level with the sweet taste of victory celebrated in the end, “Cry Not For Spring” makes readers appreciate the boldness and the heroism of people who tend to battle in the background, fighting for precious freedom. Intense and action-packed, this story relives the pains of the past, ending with the well-deserved win they will also celebrate at this moment.

“Cry Not For Spring”
By E. Frank Mancl
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 214 pages | ISBN 9781499054071
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 214 pages | ISBN 9781499054088
E-Book | 214 pages | ISBN 9781499054064
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
E. Frank Mancl was a star athlete in high school and spent two years serving his country in the United States Marine Corps. He is now retired and loves to fish, write and make CDs and DVDs for home use.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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