Join me and other veterans, as we share stories, and celebrate Memorial Day with songs.
Commemorate the 68th anniversay of DDay with us on Saturday, June 2, 2pm at Parnassus Book Store, 3900 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN. We’ll be siging copies of BLOOD RIVER TO BERLIN, A COMBAT MEDIC’S JOURNAL OF WORLD WAR II. In addition there will be copies of TIME AND THE RIVER, a memoir of growing up in West Tennessee during the depression and To Teach to Love, dedicated to our son Stephen Allen Freeland with some of Steve’s poetry and essays as well as other essays by other students including Dr. Gene Gulish of Paris, Tennessee, our son Doug, Chris Evans of Marion, Kentucky and others. Stop by and share some time with us. 2pm, Saturday June 2 at Parnassus Book Store, 3900 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN
TIME AND THE RIVER is a companion memoir for BLOOD RIVER TO BERLIN. My book stretches from the Saddlebags to Satellites, from the early roaring twenties through the hard times of the great depression when hungry and aimless men, boys and often women took to the railroads and the hobo camps looking for jobs and adventure. This story also speaks for the young men of the 1940’s who were caught up in the draft and sent of to war with only a few weeks or a few months of training and were expected to line up against an enemy already hardened by years of military taining and war. They proved Hitler wrong. The Americans and British boys did not have “soft bellies.” TIME AND THE RIVER is more than a war story and survival. It talks of the birth of radio and of a country coming of age. It is a snapshot of rural and small town America in an innocent age, a time when many felt that war was romantic and then learned that it never is.
For more information on book signings in your area or to purchase copies of TIME AND THE RIVER or BLOOD RIVER TO BERLIN, please visit: http://www.bloodrivertoberlin.com. You can reach Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org