"All my love, George...Letters from a WWII hero"

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WAR

1940s & '50s

Darla Noble

Logline

A good book allows us to become part of the story within its pages, leaves us wishing we didn't have to say good-bye to its characters and makes us better in one way or another for having read it. "All My Love, George" is a good book. Technician Third Grade, George Burks was a medic who served and gave his life in the South Pacific during World War II. This book chronicles his three-year journey from boot camp to days just prior to his death through the letters he wrote home to his family. These letters are intertwined with the thoughts and reminiscence of his younger brother-sixty-five years after George's death. Readers will grieve a family's loss as if it were their own, be put in the midst of one of the greatest periods of history in our nation and develop a sense of pride in this young soldier who selflessly gave his all for the life we enjoy today. The man George was-genuine, thoughtful, sincere, valiant and a real-life hero is evident in both the letters and the tender, proud words of his brother-a man whose teen years were overshadowed by his loss of a much-loved and admired older brother.

Genre

War

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Setting

Rural Missouri, South Pacific

Based on a True Story

Yes

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2014

Starting Description

A collection of letters written by WWII army medic, George Burks, and the thoughts/memories of George's younger brother on being a Gold Star family, growing up during WWII and why we need to remember the sacrifices made on our behalf.

Ending Description

George's younger brother, Benny, shares with readers what he wishes he could have said to his older brother, and pays one final tribute to an unassuming hero that never got to hear the words, "Welcome home!"

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Hard Copy Available

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Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message

Plot - Premise

,a soldier's story in battle and on the homefront

Main Character Details

Name: George Burks

Age: 20

Gender: Male

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Patriotic, Selfless, Strong Moral Code, Heroic, Honorable

Additional Character Details

Name: Benny

Age: 80

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Engaging, Honorable, Patriotic, Strong Moral Code

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Logline

A good book allows us to become part of the story within its pages, leaves us wishing we didn't have to say good-bye to its characters and makes us better in one way or another for having read it. "All My Love, George" is a good book. Technician Third Grade, George Burks was a medic who served and gave his life in the South Pacific during World War II. This book chronicles his three-year journey from boot camp to days just prior to his death through the letters he wrote home to his family. These letters are intertwined with the thoughts and reminiscence of his younger brother-sixty-five years after George's death. Readers will grieve a family's loss as if it were their own, be put in the midst of one of the greatest periods of history in our nation and develop a sense of pride in this young soldier who selflessly gave his all for the life we enjoy today. The man George was-genuine, thoughtful, sincere, valiant and a real-life hero is evident in both the letters and the tender, proud words of his brother-a man whose teen years were overshadowed by his loss of a much-loved and admired older brother.

Short Summary

A collection of letters written by WWII army medic, George Burks, and the thoughts/memories of George's younger brother on being a Gold Star family, growing up during WWII and why we need to remember the sacrifices made on our behalf.


George's younger brother, Benny, shares with readers what he wishes he could have said to his older brother, and pays one final tribute to an unassuming hero that never got to hear the words, "Welcome home!"

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About The Author

Core Theme

,a soldier's story in battle and on the homefront

Characters

Main Character

Name: George Burks

Age: 20

Gender: Male

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Patriotic, Selfless, Strong Moral Code, Heroic, Honorable

Character 1

Name: Benny

Age: 80

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Engaging, Honorable, Patriotic, Strong Moral Code

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