World War II Letters Reveal Unique Insights

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Robert W. Bradshaw publishes letters written by his Marine father in new book

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When I came across my father’s letters, sharing them seemed like a great opportunity to provide a chance for others to improve their future by viewing the past.

Imagine being an 18-year-old off at war. Now picture yourself at that age as a Merchant Marine Corps sailor during the height of World War II. For Frank B. Bradshaw Jr., that was reality, and now others can live it alongside him through the release of his personal letters.

“Forty-Five Letters from a World War II Sailor” is Bradshaw’s first-hand account of deployment. Edited by his son, Robert W. Bradshaw, this compilation of letters provides unique insight into life during the mid-1940’s. Written between 1944 and 1946, the letters are primarily addressed to Frank’s parents and span a variety of topics from daily life on a cargo ship to a cold-blooded slaughter in the Ukraine.

“My father served at a very dangerous time when mariners died at a rate of one in 24. I think it must have been therapeutic for him to write the letters and for his family to receive continuous news of his well-being,” Robert Bradshaw said.

Beyond detailing life during World War II, the letters also showcase the impact hard work, honesty, education, and fiscal responsibility can have on achieving one’s dreams.

“I have always been struck by Winston Churchill’s axiom ‘the farther backward you can look, the farther forward you can see.’ When I came across my father’s letters, sharing them seemed like a great opportunity to provide a chance for others to improve their future by viewing the past,” Robert Bradshaw said.

Be it motivation to chase a dream or a deepened appreciation for members of the United States military, “Forty-Five Letters from a World War II Sailor” will provide readers with far more than a simple lesson in world history.

For more information, visit http://www.fortyfiveletters.com.

Forty-Five Letters from a World War II Sailor
Edited by Robert W. Bradshaw
ISBN: 978-1-4917-7185-3
Available in softcover
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and AuthorHouse

About the editor
Robert W. Bradshaw served in the United States Army as a communications officer for a long range surveillance unit. He currently resides with his family in Atlanta, Ga where he is the President of Central Asset Management.
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**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**
For review copies, contact:
Jessica Wenclewicz
317.602.7137
jwenclewicz(at)bohlsengroup(dot)com

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