This book was recommended to me by a teacher I work with and I really enjoyed it. The way the narrative moves between the 1940s and the 1980s was well done. It reminded me of Frank Nappi's fictional war story Echoes from the Infantry. He tells his story through both the past and the present - moving seamlessly between the event of now and the flashbacks that brought his main characters to their current situations. If you liked this book - check out Echoes.