Book Review: Children of a Good War

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Children of a Good War:French Letters (Book Three), Jack Woodville London, ISBN: 978-0-9906121-8-6 Soft back Series/French Letters 

This book is a work of historical fiction.

Military Writers Society of America’s “Author of the Year,” Jack Woodville London has released his third installment of the critically- acclaimed American saga, French Letters. His novels give a fascinating portrayal of 1940s America at home, in WWII, and how America used the experiences of war to the baby boomer generation. The first two titles in this series are Virginia’s War and Engaged in War.

The French Letter series has been praised for its meticulous research and ability to capture the language, attitudes, and moral culture of their 1940s setting, written in prose that reviewers describe as beautiful and not pretentious, stories that are riveting and real. In Children of a Good War, a cache of faded wartime letters triggers a quest to uncover long-buried secrets of a prior generation – and the true identity of the heroine’s husband which send him on a journey to discover his family’s long-buried secrets.

About the author:

  • Jack visited the Meuse Argonne American Military Cemetery in France this past Veterans Day to participate in its remembrance ceremony for the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended WWI. Jack placed American Flags on grave sites honoring those buried. It is the largest American military cemetery in Europe, but one of the least visited.
  • Jack works with veterans, many with PTSD, teaching writing. He believes that everyone has a story and he’s helping these soldiers find the words and courage to tell theirs.
  • Is a writer and military historian who studied fiction writing at the Academy of Fiction, St. Cere, France and Oxford University.
  • He has published over 30 literary artiles and 50 book reviews for trade publications.
  • He is a courtroom lawyer with a forty-year writing career which began when he was appointed as managing editor during law school of the University of Texas International Law Journal.

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