In "A Soldier's Diary"
Author reveals clear details on the life of a G.I. through his daily journal and correspondence with his family
Ithaca, NY-April 1, 2011-Author Alfred DiGiacomo provides a glimpse of a soldier's life during World War II based upon his experiences as recorded in A Soldier's Diary.
Many books written about WWII are based upon the historical perception gleaned from leaders, generals, journalists and historians. A Soldier's Diary captures the daily existence of a enlisted man in the midst of war through a first person narrative. Alfred DiGiacomo is a gifted writer who tells this truly amazing story based upon entries from his pocket diary used to record the daily events in his life as a soldier in World War II.
Through this book, which also includes correspondence with his family, the reader walks with the author as he outlines the life of a GI-the training, the routine duties, the hardships, the drama of war, the challenge of living with the threat of death and the romances.
Though these personal narratives, Mr. DiGiacomo also presents key moments of the European theater. The reflections of this common soldier allows the reader to experience the Little Blitz in London, the intensity of landing on the Normandy beachhead shortly after D Day, the liberation of Paris and Brussels, the Battle of the Bulge and surviving the Buzz Bomb attack in Liege, and the horrors of the Buchenwald Concentration Camp.
A Soldier's Diary provides drama and history of the first order, presented in straight-forward, readable prose.
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About the Author
During World War Two, author Alfred DiGiacomo served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps and was trained and assigned to the U.S. Army Air Corps. He served in the European Theater assigned to the 926 Signal Battalion. The Battalion provided communications during the liberation of Europe for the Ninth Tactical Air Command. The Command under the leadership of the famous General Pete Quesada provided tactical air support for the Normandy invasion and for the U. S. First Army from Normandy to the Elbe River in Germany. The author kept a daily diary of his time in the army that is filled with details of his army and recreational experiences. After the war, he studied architectural drafting and became a licensed Architect. During his career he designed numerous schools and other public buildings. He lives in Ithaca, New York where he was employed by Cornell University until his retirement.!!
A SOLDIER'S DIARY * by Alfred DiGiacomo
Publication Date: October 14, 2008
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 387 pages; 978-1-4257-5879-0
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