ELKTON, Md., September 11, 2020 (Newswire.com) - Brian D. Berkey, a writer who has worked in the chemical industry, primarily in the environmental, health, and safety area; and a part-time pastor at a small church in Chester County, Pennsylvania, has completed his new book “So Long, Bob”: an engrossing true narrative of a family whose lives are significantly changed in the Second World War following the middle son’s drafting into the military.
Brian writes, “In November 1941, the war that had been raging in Europe since 1939 and in China since 1937 was coming closer and closer to the United States. The US had instituted the draft in 1940 and on November 4, 1941, more than a month before the attack on Pearl Harbor. The war came home to the family of Annie and Harvey Berkey on their farm near Elton, Pennsylvania. That was the day when their middle son, Bob, received his draft notice.
This book presents something of their experience of the war through a compilation of the letters that his family received from Bob as well as entries from Annie's diaries and the headlines and articles from their local newspaper, the ‘Johnstown Tribune.’ It is a story of how an ordinary farm family from the hills of western Pennsylvania coped with the extraordinary circumstances of being caught up in a global conflict.”
Published by Covenant Books of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, Brian D. Berkey’s new book lets the readers glimpse of the turmoil during World War II that greatly impacted families.
This book shares the resilience and faith of a family who unceasingly yearned for the letters of their drafted son that updated them on the events on the battlefield.
Readers can purchase “So Long, Bob” at bookstores everywhere or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, or Barnes and Noble.
Covenant Books is an international Christian-owned and operated publishing house based in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Covenant Books specializes in all genres of work which appeal to the Christian market. For additional information or media inquiries, contact Covenant Books at 843-507-8373.
Source: Covenant Books