My Father's Son: Memories of War and Peace

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Doubleday Canada, Limited, 1993 - Authors, Canadian - 384 pages
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"The best wartime memoir written by a Canadian."--The Toronto Star

It was an era of hope, heroism, and upheaval, a time of tragedy and unexpected humor. Now, through an extraordinary series of original letters exchanged with his parents, along with a connecting narrative, Farley Mowat brings those pivotal World War II years back to life, re-creating his own experiences as a member of the First Canadian Infantry--a division that fought its way up the Italian "boot" in a series of savage and bloody battles.This continuation of the story related in And No Birds Sang is perhaps Farley Mowat's most personal work to date. My Father's Son is not only a remarkable evocation of a bygone era of innocence and idealism but also a testament to family loyalty and affection--a record of the enduring love between a father and a son.

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User Review  - StephenBarkley - LibraryThing

While reading this book, Farley Mowat died. I felt cheated. This book is Farley's edited collection of letters back and forth between him and his Father during his time in the Second World War. The ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kevin - Goodreads

This book told me a lot about Farley Mowat that I didn't know before. I knew he was Canadian, but I didn't know he fought in World War II. The book is mostly letters he and his parents wrote to each ... Read full review

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About the author (1993)

Farley Mowat's nearly forty books have sold millions of copies & have been published in more than twenty languages. His books include "Never Cry Wolf", "Sea of Slaughter", "The Farfarers", "People of the Deer", "The Dog Who Wouldn't Be", "The Desperate People", & "Ordeal by Ice". He lives in Ontario, Canada.

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