They Called Him Marvin: A History of Love, War and Family

They Called Him Marvin: A History of Love, War and Family

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Roger Stark

Nonfiction, Biography / Memoir, Family and Relationships

June 15, 2021

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"Destined to become the new Military Family American Classic Novel."

"They were the fathers we never knew, the uncles we never met, the friends who never returned, the heroes we can never repay. They gave us our world. And those simple sounds of freedom we hear today are their voices speaking to us across the years." ~Former President Bill Clinton

Such a man was 1st Lt Dean Harold Sherman, B-29 Airplane Commander, Marvin's father he never met...

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"Destined to become the new Military Family American Classic Novel."

 

"They were the fathers we never knew, the uncles we never met, the friends who never returned, the heroes we can never repay. They gave us our world. And those simple sounds of freedom we hear today are their voices speaking to us across the years." ~Former President Bill Clinton

Such a man was 1st Lt Dean Harold Sherman, B-29 Airplane Commander.

 

“They Called Him Marvin” is a history.

A history of war and family. A history of the collision of the raging politics of a global war, young love, patriotism, sacred family commitments, duty, and the horrors and tragedies, the catastrophe that war is.

 

One book reviewer explains: "I am a fan of historical fiction, and this story did not disappoint. It was sweet, tragic, personal, and moving. Gradually and almost imperceptibly, the story of two wartime sweethearts begins circling the drain of a tragedy you know is coming. The book begins with the ending, but you have convinced yourself that it can't possibly be the case by the time you get there. I enjoyed every moment, even the ones that left me in tears.

 

The letters between Connie and Dean provided a fascinating glimpse into wartime life. Reading the experiences of people both at home and abroad was very engaging. I found myself eagerly awaiting the next letter, right along with the young couple!

 

Lastly, the book left me with an overwhelming acknowledgment of the universal trauma and tragedy of war. The Sherman’s are not the only family we meet in the book, and the weaving together of several different narratives added a depth to the story that's hard to put into words.

 

I definitely encourage anyone to read this book, especially if historical novels are not something you typically read. This is a story about people, and you won't want it to end."

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