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The Ship to Shawano [Kindle Edition]

M.W. Tyrrell
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Book Description

By June 6, 1944, much of the world had been engaged in a war that was now nearly five years old. For Markus Goethe, a 17-year old German soldier, the Allied landing in France brought a painful end to his fighting days. Oddly enough, the real test of will and perseverance will come after his capture and transport to the United States. While some things will remain the same, others are vastly different, and the overriding desire is to get back home.

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About the Author

M.W. Tyrrell was born and raised in the Midwest. After nearly 20 years in banking and finance, he decided to turn his attention to his love of history and create a story set during World War II.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 579 KB
  • Print Length: 156 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #596,273 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars 1 July 2014
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Not the best story line
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great read, really enjoyed this book 8 Jun. 2014
By Lesley
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Great short story telling life from a german POW's point of view, and told the story well.

This book was so good I didnt put it down until I had finished it.

I will be looking for further books by M W Tyrrell.

This book only got 4 stars because I didnt want the story to end.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hope there is a follow-up 7 Aug. 2014
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that was a really good read
I have told my friends to read it
this is not my normal read but would read any by this author
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read 7 Jun. 2014
By Terry L Kelly - Published on
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Having grown up in a town that had a German camp during WWII, I appreciate the detail about the daily routine in the camps. Mr Tyrrell did a good job of bringing to light the good and bad reactions to the German POW's that surrounded all the camps. This is a well thought out story that hints of a retelling of family history. Nice job.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good story 5 Jun. 2014
By Kelly Schittenhelm - Published on
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I really enjoyed this book. Got it because it was free, I found it hard to put down and was rooting for Markus all the way through the book. A little history and a big heart all rolled up in here. It does make you wonder and think about what some of these guys went thru. Thanks for the great read
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5.0 out of 5 stars A dead man can rectify nothing. Only the living can offer contrition. 4 July 2014
By Don Kidwell - Published on
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Editing issues aside, this was a stellar book following a German POW's viewpoint from having been shipped to the USA as a captive, thru the remaining wartime and his eventual return to his homeland. Book had many poignant passages including "None of them saw the groundskeepers spit on the casket as they shoveled dirt back into the grave", "As tough as your lot in life might seem, there are people who have it worse" and "He had tried to pretend that he hadn't noticed her, first to avoid teasing from the others, and secondly, to protect himself from further pain". While a work of fiction, author had me engaged in the work from the start such that I truly felt for the protagonist and have since recommended my wife give it a read, too. Hopefully another book will be written by this author as I am going to add this one to my favorites!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Window into Obscure WWII History 29 July 2014
By Sue H - Published on
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The Ship to Shawano tells a side of World War II that most Americans are unaware of, though it brought the pain of war and parting here to our own shores. Tyrrell puts a human face to the other side, as he recounts the pain and uncertainty faced by a very young German soldier injured, taken prisoner of war, and sent to various scattered POW camps in America. A fictional account, this well-written story nevertheless shines a fresh light on a nearly forgotten piece of history.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable read 19 July 2014
By Erika Quain - Published on
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I enjoy this type of book for the history learned and the story itself. This story was well written and draws the reader into the lives of the German prisoners. I found myself concerned about Markkus and reading on to learn what happened to him and his fellow POWs next. Even found myself holding my breath a time or two.
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