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Of War & Weddings; A Legacy of Two Fathers Paperback – February 18, 2009
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50 years my father fought against the Japanese. Now they are his in-laws. What a co-existence of opposites! This is a wonderful book about how a man can fight against a whole country and then 40 years later fall in love with the people and the culture he fought against. Be ready for an emotional ride and a wonderful ending.
by Jerry Yellin
1995 Sunstar Publishing, Ltd.
Of War and Weddings, A Legacy of Two Fathers is Jerry Yellin's legacy to his family, to his country and to the nation of Japan. The book is not just Yellin's extraordinary story of his experiences as a fighter pilot in the Pacific during World War II. it is also a story of the prejudice spawned by war and carried in the hearts of two war veterans, both military pilots, one Japanese and one American. Through the marriage of their children, the two fathers learn to make peace with their war experiences and allow the burdens of hatred for a nation and for a race to be lifted from their lives.
With fascinating detail and moving honesty, Yellin navigates deftly in time between escorting B-29 bombers in raids on Tokyo in 1945, and visiting a rebuilt Tokyo on business and family trips in the 1980's. In the end, he has escorted readers on a journey which takes them through the darkness of war and brings them to the light of acceptance, understanding, and peace.
Written very well. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to make sense of our war with the Japanese. The book changed my life! Thanks, Jerry for your service during the war and after
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Great story of a true hero who learns to forgive his worst enemy. Truly inspirational.Published 5 months ago by mark99tj
but it not my life style and I sent it back after reading some of it
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Jerry Yellin's very personal story is a real gift. It is hard to imagine anyone but a man with the experiences he has had could have shared the insights in this book. Read morePublished on April 17, 2011 by William F. Merrigan
"Of War and Weddings" is a beautifully written book. For an old P-51 fighter pilot, author Jerry Yellin is a good stick when it comes to "flying words around on the page. Read morePublished on June 30, 2010 by Kathleen M. Rodgers