Marching Home: To War and Back with the Men of One American Town

Marching Home To War and Back with the Men of One American Town Of the sixteen million Americans who served in the armed forces during World War II not quite a thousand were from Freehold New Jersey a bustling courthouse town home to a diverse populace that refl

  • Title: Marching Home: To War and Back with the Men of One American Town
  • Author: Kevin Coyne
  • ISBN: 9780142003862
  • Page: 480
  • Format: Paperback
  • Of the sixteen million Americans who served in the armed forces during World War II, not quite a thousand were from Freehold, New Jersey a bustling courthouse town home to a diverse populace that reflected the varied faces and aspirations of the nation Award winning author Kevin Coyne s chronicle follows six young men from Freehold through the war and back home again to aOf the sixteen million Americans who served in the armed forces during World War II, not quite a thousand were from Freehold, New Jersey a bustling courthouse town home to a diverse populace that reflected the varied faces and aspirations of the nation Award winning author Kevin Coyne s chronicle follows six young men from Freehold through the war and back home again to a town and a nation on the brink of changes larger than any of them could have imagined Their story is the story of millions of other veterans, thousands of other towns, and it is the great epic of the last century the story of what America was then, in its hardest hours, and how it became what it is now.

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    About “Kevin Coyne

    • Kevin Coyne

      Kevin Coyne was a singer, composer, writer and painter The former Virgin Records anti star was born January 27th 1944 in Derby, UK he died in his adopted home of Nuremberg, Germany, December 2nd 2004 A national treasure who keeps getting better



    390 thoughts on “Marching Home: To War and Back with the Men of One American Town

    • Good book, it was quite a bit different from the other WWII nonfiction I've read lately, as I've been reading Stephen Ambrose's works which read a bit more like history text books and this was actually about the men of the town and followed them through their lives to the end, or at least through retirement. It was a bit of a different perspective, being written from the POV of a person who lived in the town that these men came from and also it was a bit weird to think of it as also being the to [...]


    • One of the coolest things about this book was the ending thank-yous, where I realized that the characters were real and that one of the editors he thanked was a favorite colleague. It was kind of neat to see some of the evolution in this little New Jersey town (there's still an exit sign for it), but overall it didn't feel very cohesive. Maybe better for YA readers, but it was a little too simplistic still.


    • This book was particularly interesting to me because it is about my hometown, Freehold NJ. It tracks six young men through their early years, into their service during World War II, and then the post-war years in town. Although it centers around my hometown, the reason the author selected Freehold is that it was very typical of small towns of that time and could be Anytown USA. Definitely a must-read for Freehold folks, and a great snapshot of small town life during WW II for everyone.


    • Although it took an ungodly long time to finish this , at about a chapter a day, the non fiction story of some hometown boys off to war and back was definitely worth reading.


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