Robert A. Bowers

Helpful votes received on reviews: 84% (16 of 19)
Location: Chicago, Illinois United States


Top Reviewer Ranking: 383,873 - Total Helpful Votes: 16 of 19
Stranger in the House: Women's Stories of Men Retu&hellip by Julie Summers
This is a very, very good book; allowing the reader to understand much more deeply the traumas that families had trying to reunite after the the biggest war the world has ever known. Especially the chapters dealing with prisoners of war in the Far East are vivid and often heartbreaking. Well worth the read, the book offers much information about the war and much to think about when learning how the soldiers and their families were left to cope with the damage done to their lives with little or no help in many cases.
Millions Like Us: Women's Lives During the Second &hellip by Virginia Nicholson
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This is an excellent book on World War 2 as seen mostly through the eyes of the women who served during it; not just in the military, but in war effort jobs. It's a fascinating read and really allows modern day readers to understand and empathize. Highly recommended.
Darling Ma: Letters to Her Mother, 1932-44 by Joyce Grenfell
This book is a collection of the letters that Joyce Grenfell wrote to her mother from England to the United States during the 1930's and 1940's. She is a wonderful writer and very interesting to read. I have read other collections of her letters and have to admit this one does sometimes bog down with discussions of family members etc. that are less interesting to outsiders. On the other hand, her notes on the famous people she meets ( Shaw, Coward, the Royal Family) and her theatrical career are very entertaining indeed. The majority of the book covers the early years of the war and is wonderful reading to really understand what many people went through on a regular basis. I have to… Read more

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