Sunday, January 13, 2019

Ta Da! My Book Is Published



I’m pretty excited!  Soldier Boy: the World War II Letters of Donald G. Reimer, is ready to read.

Here’s an excerpt from the cover:

When l found a box of letters in my grandparents’ attic, I had very little knowledge of the part my father played in World War II.  The letters, nearly a thousand written between him and his parents and sister back home on the farm in northern Illinois, juxtapose the difficulties of farming in war time with those of a young man far away from home for the first time, fighting in a bloody war.
  
  “Donald Reimer enlisted in the U.S. Army in January, 1943, just ahead of the draft board, when the country was reeling from the tragedy at Pearl Harbor. Still a teenager, he was willing to do his part.  After months of brutal training for desert fighting, he found himself fighting instead with the 485th Anti-Aircraft Artillery Battalion on the jungle islands of Leyte and Okinawa in the Pacific.

  “The letters tell a story of a young, naive boy as he grew into a soldier and a man.”

 I was able to include quite a few photographs.  My dad had a camera and sporadically, film for it, which he would mail home to my grandparents for developing.  Amazingly, the photos were preserved in quite good shape (much better than my slides from the ‘70s and ‘80s).  

If you are interested in reading Soldier Boy as an ebook, it’s available on Amazon.  Follow this link: https://www.amazon.com/Soldier-Boy-Letters-Donald-Reimer-ebook/dp/B07ML21HX7/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1547387662&sr=8-1&keywords=soldier+boy+cynthia+reimer

For a paperback copy, email me at soldierboydgr@gmail.com.  The paperback price is $13.95 + $3 postage (U.S. only, “media mail” takes about 5 working days).  



1st copies, ready to mail out


14 comments:

  1. Congratulations on completing your book. I hope it does well.

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  2. Congratulations on your achievement!

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  3. Yeah!!!! I am thrilled for you! Yes I need a copy and will email you!

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  4. Congratulations, Both Gerard and I would love to read it. We are going onto Amazon now, hopefully it is available in the UK.

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  5. Congratulations Cynthia! I want a copy and will email you.

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  6. I sent an email this morning to your email requesting info on how to get a copy.

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  7. Congratulations on the book being oublished it takes work effort and dedication.

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  8. Oh, congratulations! That is great to have your own book in your hands! Hope many will read it.

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  9. Congratulations on your book being published. You have created a treasure for your family and others to enjoy.

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  10. Congratulations on your book - that's really something to be proud of. Well done.

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  11. Congratulations Cynthia. That is something to be really proud of and a real family heirloom.

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  12. Oh wow! Congratulations! That is absolutely awesome!

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