By John Bigelow,Leonard Biedermann
"A fellow by no means particularly appreciates freedom till it really is taken clear of him. it truly is undoubtedly the main necessary factor we've got. what percentage, repeatedly considering that my liberation have I given thank you for the good privilege of being an American." John Allen Bigelow, in his first letter domestic after the tip of global conflict II.
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American Soldier: A Love Story by John Bigelow,Leonard Biedermann