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For love and glory : a novel of World War II
Boyd, Bill (William Young)
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First edition.
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Sterling, Va. : Capital Books, [2000]

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308 pages ; 24 cm
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A World War II historical novel with a magnificent love story to boot.

For Love and Glory is the story of William Endicott Brewster Talbot, a Yankee from an old and distinguished but thoroughly dysfunctional family, scarred by suicide, abuse and greed through 45 tumultuous years of American history. It is a story of World War II as Talbot joins the army and becomes a hero fighting with such real historic figures as Generals George Patton and Omar Bradley and in such real battles as D-Day, the Allied landings on Omaha Beach, Patton's break-out and dash across France, and the Battle of the Bulge. But ultimately, Love and Glory is a love story as Talbot struggles to redeem a life without any joy or expectation of happiness until he finds Lady Sarah Hayward on a deserted English beach.

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Interweaving rousing battle scenes with a tender love story, Boyd has penned a passionate tale of a hero in search of love and redemption. The second son of a distinguished New England family, William Talbot initially escapes from the clutches of his calculating and domineering mother by pursuing a career in the army. Recalled home after the death of his older brother, he reluctantly assumes control of the faltering family business. Embittered by circumstances and a doomed affair, he eagerly resumes his commission when the U.S. enters World War II. As the war in Europe rages, Bill faces his share of life-threatening action and places his fragile heart on the line when he falls for a vulnerable English widow. An engaging combination of war and romance. --Margaret Flanagan