Book Review: “We Had A Job To Do” by Theresa AnzalduaOctober 22, 2015 at 12:21 am | Posted in Books | 1 Comment
Tags: Book Review, Non-Fiction
From the back cover: This heartfelt tribute to veterans is history that reads like fiction.
Based on interviews the author conducted herself, the book weaves the veterans’ personal stories into the basic facts of the war. Follow a soldier who fought in Patton’s Third Army and who landed on Omaha Beach at 9 a.m. on D-Day; a female Army Air Forces nurse who made helping veterans her life’s work; a fighter pilot who flew with the African-American unit known as the Tuskegee Airmen and who was on one of the two teams that won the first Top Gun meet after the war; a guard in a top-secret intelligence base outside of Washington, D.C. where German weapons scientists were interrogated; a female aircraft mechanic who served in the Navy and is still active in veterans affairs seventy years later; a gunner on a B-17 heavy bomber who was shot down and spent fourteen months in German prison camps; an airman in General Curtis LeMay’s 20th Air Force, the unit that dropped the atomic bombs, and more.
Get to know some of the patriots who served in World War and feel proud of America!
“We had a job to do” is one of the most interesting books I have ever read. Why you ask? Simple, this is not a history of World War II this is a look at some of the people who served in this war, what they did and the events that they were a part of. It is the individuals that make this book fascinating. Ms. Anzaldua has a remarkable ability to make the individuals that are profiled in this book come alive. And when they come alive then their stories come alive as well. When I was growing up, sometimes, my father would tell me stories of what he did in the war. Reading this book is a lot like listening to what my father used to tell me. If you have any interest in the events of World War II then this is the book that you need to read. I also think that this book would make a great gift to give to friends and family if they have any interest in these stories as well. I sincerely hope that Ms. Anzaldua gives us more books like this. If for no other reason than we must never forget.
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