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Author Lavin, Franklin L., author

Title Home front to battlefront : an Ohio teenager in World War II / Frank Lavin ; foreword by Dr. Henry A. Kissinger
Published Athens : Ohio University Press, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 378 pages)
Series War and society in North America
War and society in North America (Athens, Ohio)
Summary "Carl Lavin was a high school senior in Canton, Ohio, when Pearl Harbor was attacked. In his freshman year of college, he joined the reserves, a decision that would take him with the US Army from training across the United States and Britain to combat with the 84th Infantry Division in the Battle of the Bulge. Home Front to Battlefront is the tale of a foot soldier who finds himself thrust into a world where he and his unit grapple with the horrors of combat, the idiocies of bureaucracy, and the oddities of life back home--all in the same day. The book is based on Carl's personal letters, his recollections and those of the people he served beside, official military history, private papers, and more."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Lavin, Carl, 1924-2014.
United States. Army -- Military life -- Anecdotes.
United States. Army. Infantry Division, 84th -- Biography.
Jewish soldiers -- United States -- Correspondence.
Soldiers -- United States -- Correspondence.
Teenagers -- Ohio -- Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, American.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Germany.
Canton (Ohio) -- Biography.
Germany -- Social conditions -- 20th century -- Anecdotes.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Personal correspondence.
Personal narratives.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0821445928 (electronic bk.)
9780821445921 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Ohio teenager in World War II