Author – Steven Burgauer
Genre – Military
350 Amazon Pages
Rating 5 stars out of 5
The main character is Wm. Frodsham.
The Road to War is told as narrative, by Bill. It starts when he is seventeen. The US has just been attacked at Pearl Harbor by the Japanese. From there we follow him through the first half of the book as he enlist in the Army and travels through boot camp then various Army bases recounting his experiences. The tale is loaded with new, changing characters and records many incidents Bill is involved in.
Eventually, his unit is assigned to England to prepare for the invasion of France at Normandy.
Details of the battle while landing on Omaha Beach show the horror, personal fear and frustration of war. And it doesn’t get much better for the next year.
The author stressed at the beginning of the story that he received a large amount of information written from memory by Wm. Frodsham fifty years after the war ended. Several errors were discovered concerning issues that could be fact checked against those recounted by Mr. Frodsham.
While reading, I felt some of the happenings recorded might have been embellished to favor Mr. Frodsham, but in no way do I mean to lessen the overall achievements and experiences Mr. Frodsham lived through. It is clear he was a man of high intelligence and motivation who survived unimaginable trials one could be subjected to.
The editing and sentence structure are good.
Thorough research is apparent and details are abundant.
I recommend this story for readers who want to experience what a young man lived through in World War II.
This review was provided in exchange for a free book.
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