- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Casemate (June 20, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1612001998
- ISBN-13: 978-1612001999
- Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 1 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 40 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #504,566 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Finding Your Father's War : A Practical Guide to Researching and Understanding Service in the World War II Us Army Paperback – July 4, 2013
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“…focus is on researching individual and social history. Using this book will help you write a family history narrative.” (Genealogy Book reviews)
“…a great read not only for genealogists wishing to research an ancestor, but also for those who simply have an interest in the United States Army during World War II… written so that anyone, even those with no military background, can understand, yet also includes more advanced information… detail is phenomenal… a must read reference book for any professional genealogist or military historian…” (APGQ)
“… a fascinating book…no veteran post should be without it.” (DAILY TIMES)
“…very practical useful guide to assist all those whose relatives served in the wartime US Army. …very well illustrated… Finding You Father’s War is highly recommended for all those who find themselves in need of assistance in doing research on World War II.” (JOURNAL FOR AMERICA'S MILITARY PAST)
“…a useful book for anyone trying to establish the history of any US veteran during WWII.” (MILITARY TRADER)
…a thoroughly comprehensive guide to the U.S. Army in the World War II period… covers an enormous range of subjects…” (NYMAS Review)
a terrific guide that details how to go about researching and understanding the lives of a generation of servicemen that answered their nation’s call when the world was at war. (ON POINT)
About the Author
Jon Gawne is considered one of the leading experts on the history of American Army uniforms and equipment in both world wars. His numerous articles for Militaria Magazine have covered everything from the shortage of winter clothing during the Battle of the Bulge to the history of dog tags. His writings have been translated into many languages, including French, Italian and Czech, and are equally popular in both Europe and the US. He has been a technical consultant for films and museums. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife and a small spoiled dog, in a house overrun with books, documents and military memorabilia.
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My only disappointment is that there is no index. When I go back to the book to refresh myself on a topic, it is not always easy to find what I am looking for through the Table of Contents. I would hope any future editions would include a good index. That one complaint aside, I think this is an excellent book and I would recommend it highly for anyone searching for records.