By John Bigelow,Leonard Biedermann

Come along John Allen Bigelow, a mischievous younger boy from the guts of the Midwest, and fall in love with the United States. John’s ardour for all times quickly outgrows the small city of his roots, but as he embarks down a extra adventurous street, he can’t probably think the profound existence classes he's approximately to profit. during this historic, brutal, religious and romantic trip of ninety one years, readers will savor enjoying pirate on a selfmade send, spit dirt whereas hitching rides in boxcars, and endure during the numbing lack of conflict as they stumble along him at the Bataan demise March, happening to undergo insufferable atrocities in eastern legal camps. yet redemption will fill their hearts upon his go back domestic, as they appreciate his gentle romance with Emily. via all of it, they will wonder at his unrelenting religion.

"A fellow by no means relatively appreciates freedom till it's taken clear of him. it really is no doubt the main priceless factor we now have. what number, time and again due to the fact my liberation have I given thank you for the nice privilege of being an American." John Allen Bigelow, in his first letter domestic after the tip of global warfare II.

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