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Center Publishes Oral Histories of World War II Vets

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Posted: Tuesday Mar 11, 2014

March 11, 2014

Saint Vincent College Center for Northern Appalachian Studies has announced the publication of Victorious! From Hometown America to Tokyo Bay, 1941-1945, that contains 38 personal accounts of those who served the United States during World War II, both on the European and Pacific fields of battle and on the home front.

The book, with more than 500 pages of text and previously unpublished photos, is slated for release in April. The stories are augmented with footnotes to provide readers with ready access to sources for additional information.

“For anyone with interest in the history of World War II, this new book will be a welcome addition to any personal library,” commented Dr. Richard D. Wissolik, professor of English and liberal arts and director of the Center in the Saint Vincent CollegeSchool of Humanities and Fine Arts. “Victorious! follows in the footsteps of the Center’s award-winning series of books that capture veterans’ recollections of the war. For those who enjoyed the Center’s An Honor to Serve, Victorious! will add fresh perspectives about life and the struggle to survive the war, both at home and on the world’s horrific battlefields.”

The price of each book is $28, including shipping and handling, and may be ordered from the Saint Vincent College Center for Northern Appalachian Studies, 300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe, PA 15650. Pennsylvania residents need to add 6% tax. For further details, contact Wissolik at rwissolik@stvincent.edu.

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