Wednesday, August 22, 2007

How the Germans Felt

I heard this week from a reader of Guests Behind the Barbed Wire who said he's been interested in World War II since hearing stories of the Battle of the Bulge from his great uncle when he was a little boy. This reader said he's read everything he could about the war but that this book gave him a glimpse of everyday life that he could not have gotten anywhere else.

For me, the most thought-provoking part of his letter was the comment that Guests had given him another perspective on World War II. "I had never even considered how the Germans felt," he wrote. Then he thanked me for broadening his view.

Wonder what could happen if the whole world broadened its view!

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