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Home Front by C. D. Peterson
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Carl Douglas Peterson was born and raised on a family dairy farm in New England. An engaging narrator, he is among the last who can write from personal experience about the scarcity of the depression, the fear, sacrifices, and patriotism during World War II and the exuberance in that brief, post-war period when we felt safe and when the middle class was born Growing up during the war inspired him to become a naval aviator. In1955, days after graduating from high school, he enlisted in the Navy, was selected for flight training, and earned his wings. He saw flight service during the Cuban Crisis. Peterson graduated from MIT as a recipient of a prestigious Sloan Fellowship, which gives support and recognition to early career scientists and managers. His business career included many years with International Paper Company and then with Danbury Hospital from where he retired. Prior to writing Home Front, he has written five business books, numerous essays, and audio and video tapes. He has also written several pieces about fly fishing, a published poem and an award-winning song. He is the proud father of three interesting children. He and his wife live in Connecticut

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REVIEWS FOR HOME FRONT - A MEMOIR FROM WWIIBy C. D. PETERSON Home Front is touching, gracefully written and very well told. "We saved our balls of tinfoil for the war effort, we learned to recognize the silhouettes of German and Japanese planes, we got V-letters from fathers and older brothers in the service, and we saw the newsreels. But we knew we didn't really understand. So, we watched the adults very closely, realizing that they were trying to keep frightening news from us." The addendum, Voices from the Home Front, is a bonus which will further trigger readers' own memories of those years. They were times all of us of a certain age remember vividly, and Home Front with its touching personal detail recreates them poignantly and appealingly. Edward L. BurlingameRetired Editor-in-Chief, Harper & Row and HarperCollins ......................................"A touching, accurate and well written portrayal of a special, turbulent era in American life." Hoagy B. Carmichael, Historian and Author .......................................... "Home Front beautifully captures the feeling of patriotism and shared experience that we hunger for today."Steve Sullivan, Best Selling Author Remember This Titan. (WSJ Best Pick)......................................I was immediately charmed by Mr. Peterson's boyhood voice. Thank you for this wonderful account of family life here during the war years. Annie Murphy, Executive Director, Framingham History Center..................................".... an engaging revisitation of midcentury America. A gentle, personal, and informative remembrance."Kirkus Reviews.........................If you grew up during WWII, read Home Front to remember. If you didn't, read it to learn about a time of real patriotism and solidarity in America."Edward Vebell, Legendary illustrator for Stars and Stripes and WWII veteran.......................................... "Home Front is a fascinating blend of stories. On one hand it is a coming of age account of growing up in a tight knit family on a small farm in a small New England town, with flavors of Tom Sawyer, and on the other hand it is a narrative of how World War II and the post war years impacted the family. It brings home to the reader how life in small rural towns was irrevocably changed by the "progress" of the post war period. Frederic A. WallaceTown Historian, Framingham Massachusetts........................................

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