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  • Paperback: 212 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 23, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1463676107
  • ISBN-13: 978-1463676100
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #876,044 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Candie Blankman is a Presbyterian pastor and painter in southern California. She travels and speaks with a multimedia exhibit created to honor her father and all those who served and sacrificed for our freedom. Candie and her husband Drew have three grown children and two grandchildren. 2011.

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By Kate k on March 3, 2013
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This memoir is both educational and inspirational. Over the last month, I began reading several non-fictional accounts of WWII. I started with Laura Hillenbrand's "Unbroken", followed by Erik Larson's "In the Garden of Beasts", and now Candie Blankman's "Forged by War". All three have given me a better understanding of the hardships and tragedies faced in WWII, but "Forged by War" delved into the effects of war on the next generation. This book has a unique, personal perspective rarely seen in historical writing. It was inspiring to read how one POW's suffering created the foundation for a happy and healthy family.
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By Clarice Brygger on January 5, 2013
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Forged By War
This is an excellent book, and even more meaningful since I visited this home when I taught Bible school in their church many years ago.
I gave the book to my husband for Christmas and he is enjoying it very much.
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By Joseph C. Murray on February 20, 2012
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This book is so very relevant to all children and grandchildren of those who fought in WWII. So many things that "trickle down" from our parents and grandparents into our own lives. This book is insightful and special, informative and honoring. I purchased copies for my dad and uncle who were also "forged by war". But also I will hand a copy to my daughters who have never known war, but should at least know this personal account and loving tribute. Beautifully done!
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