Christmas 1944: Bastogne Perseverance, Patience and Victories ~ New on the Bryan William Brickner Blog

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Celebrating the human spirit this Christmas Day, author Bryan W. Brickner honors our heritage via a soldier’s day in a long war. Leo Barron and Don Cygan’s book No Silent Night: The Christmas Battle for Bastogne (2012) is used to show how former adversaries are now working together for something – something born in 20th century illumination.

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Time won 70 years ago today, as perhaps the biggest victor that Christmas is this: Germany and the United States don’t fight anymore.

“Victories have peripheries,” opened Ew Publishing’s Bryan W. Brickner, “and the failure of the 1944 German offensive in the Ardennes precipitated the collapse of the Nazi regime; for example, Auschwitz would be captured in one month and Hitler would commit suicide in five.”

In Christmas 1944: Bastogne Perseverance, Patience and Victories, new on the Bryan William Brickner Blog, a soldier’s moment during the German siege of American forces in Bastogne (Belgium) is used in celebration and honor this Christmas Day. Political theorist Bryan W. Brickner, author of The Promise Keepers: Politics and Promises (1999), finds the American revolutionary spirit in Leo Barron and Don Cygan’s WW II book, No Silent Night: The Christmas Day Battle for Bastogne (2012), with Lt. Colonel John T. Cooper in the spotlight.

“Perseverance is a quality George Washington is noted for,” Brickner offered, “and perseverance got the American forces through the siege of Bastogne. Today’s Christmas Day post looks at the campaign and battle from Lt. Colonel John T. Cooper’s viewpoint – as the colonel had a day like Lt. James Monroe did in 1776 at Trenton.”

“Time won 70 years ago today,” followed Brickner, “as perhaps the biggest victor that Christmas is this: Germany and the United States don’t fight anymore.”

“That is a real change,” Brickner closed. “In fact, one could say the former adversaries now work together for something – perhaps even something like yesterday’s illuminating lamentation.”

Brickner has a 1997 political science doctorate from Purdue University and is the author of several political theory books, to include Article the first of the Bill of Rights (2006) and The Book of the Is (2013); he also writes political fiction, such as the novella thereafter (2013).

The Bryan William Brickner Blog is an ongoing resource for the political science of constitutions and the biological science of receptors.

Announcement: In January, look for Ew Publishing’s first booklet of 2015, Bryan W. Brickner’s Shivitti: A Review of Ka-Tzetnik 135633’s Vision. The booklet will be available by (or before) 25 January, 2015.

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