A moving reading experience that will explore many parts of your own heart and soul -- Military Writer's Society of America
Book is rare in its style, and one that anybody with an interest in history should read. -- Nevada Herald-Tribune February 4, 2007
Fascinating historical information of the South Pacific battles from a pilot assigned to work with ground forces. -- General Aviation News - December 1, 2006
Frederick's book puts a very human face on the events surrounding the Pacific Theatre of World War II. -- American WWII Orphans Network
The letters show an insight that only a Veteran of that era would have experienced. -- Bob Johnson - 1st Cavalry Association
From the Publisher
Clinton Frederick returned to his grandparents' house in 2002. In the attic, just as he'd remembered, were Japanese swords, parachutes, and other memorabilia from WWII. In a trunk stuck back under the rafters, Clinton made a discovery that would change his life forever. Inside were more than hundred letters written by his father, Captain George Frederick.
This correspondence, most of which Capt. Frederick had written to his mother, chronicled from a most personal standpoint some of the major events that shaped the world. The letters also allowed Clinton Frederick, for the first time in his life, to know what his father was really like.
WWII - A Legacy of Letters, is a true story of love and war. In it, Frederick artfully weaves together his father's letters with historical information about some of the most important military campaigns of the war. History is too often simply a dry recitation of dates, events, and people. Frederick's book puts a very human face on the events surrounding the Pacific Theatre of World War II. Readers will find the author's discoveries about his father to be extraordinarily moving.