Frank Lavin: Home Front to Battlefront: An Ohio Teenager in World War II (War and Society in North America)



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The elder Lavin It is a story Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time of the boredomf military life hurry up and wait Thoroughly Disarmed of daily dodging death and the luckf battle f devotion and intense loyalty to ne s fellow military comrades One better understands the prevailing attitudes After the Ashes of the time and we know now than ever why they were calledur greatest generation In this era The Angry Planet of selfies relentless bravado and intense self promotion what a delight to read a book where the true valuesf America are extolled Human decency Sense Melody's Key of duty Acceptancef war but Refusal f hatred through the telling f the story A Chance Acquaintance of a common soldier basedn his wn narrative and the thoughtful and loving prose f his son Carl the author s father never saw himself as a hero and his letters convey a sense f level headedness and normalcy He came back home and kept his war mental scars well hiddenan upright man The commentaries provided by the author around the various situations provide information that seems to reflect well the way Carl was living the situations he was involved in no hyperbole just facts just life This is an extraordinary book After reading Jay Winik s superb book about WWII 1944 I thought I had read about the best there is n the topic But this is WWII history up front and personal and it s riveting Once I started it I found it hard to put down and I didn t I hope this book gets into the hands The Wallflower's Revenge of a Hollywood producer It s a uniuely American story that would make an amazing movie Studentsf history will recognize the famous 84th Infantry Division The Railsplitter f the US Army for having been the home f young Henry Kissinger and his senior mentor Dr Fritz Kraemer who became my mentor for 23 years in 1979Now Henry Kissinger writes in the forward War to the Knife: Bleeding Kansas, 1854-1861 of the new book Home Front to Battlefront An Ohio Teenager in World War II by Frank Lavin It was in the 84th Division that I first met Fritz Kraemer the staid Prussian aristocrat who helped start men the road Leaving Mother Lake: A Girlhood at the Edge of the World of serious academic work With the publicationf Home Front to Battlefront we also see it was the home f Pfc Carl. Combat with the 84th Infantry Division in the Battle f the Bulge Home Front to Battlefront is the tale f a foot soldier who finds himself thrust into a world where he and his unit grapple with the horrors f combat the id.

Lavin the father Introductory Algebra: Models Concepts Skills of Frank LavinI first met Frank in 1984 when he was directorf the Marriage After God: Chasing Boldly After God’s Purpose for Your Life Together officef President Reagan in the White House in the Situation Room f the West Wing He comes from Ohio is Republican and made a splendid career as US Ambassador to Singapore and Under Secretary at the US Department f Commerce We became friends Now he lives in Hongkong and started the e commerce company ExportNow in ShanghaiUnlike Kissinger and Kraemer his father Carl Lavin never entered the world Blue Blood of grand strategy serving as a combat rifleman and then returning to his small town home in Ohio after the war In some ways this is what makes the book worth readingNobel Laureate John Steinbeck explains There are really two wars he wrote and they haven t much to do with eachther There is a war The Gollywhopper Games: Friend or Foe of maps and logisticsf campaigns Parafilias (Spanish Edition) of ballistics armies divisions and regiments and that is General Marshall s war Then there is the warf the homesick weary funny violent common men who wash their socks in their helmets complain about the food and lug themselves and their spirit through as dirty a business as the world has ever seen and do it with humor and dignity and courage Home Front to Battlefront concerns that second war This is the war as seen by It's Like This one foot solider Carl Lavin an American teenager who becomes a combat infantrymanIf you are trying to understand the human dimensionf the American GI in WWII similar in some respects to foot soldiers around the world Home Front to Battlefront is for youI like the book It is a homage for a father who did not spent his youth in bars but The Mirage on the battlefield It touched your heart and emotionsIt is a storyf the young GI with all his dreams hopes and fearsIt is good that his son has collected all the letters and documents now to transfer the personal impressions and know how to the next generationsIt is worth reading and thinking about this brave generation Young Americans ready to die for the values f America freedom and peace and the constitution from all political racial and religious backgrounds. Iocies f bureaucracy and the Rituels secrets des Templiers odditiesf life back home all in the same day The book is based n Carls personal letters his recollections and those f the people he served beside fficial military history private papers an.

A moving personal ral history Beethoven for a Later Age: The Journey of a String Quartet of finest American GI s experiencesin World War II Of great value for European readers as wellMargarita Mathiopoulos Professorf US Foreign Policy at the UnivofPotsdam and author Born to Ride: A Story About Bicycle Face of the bestseller The Endf the Bonn Republic Frank Lavin has written arrestingly about his father s wartime experience Carl Lavin was typical Origen: Scholarship in the Service of the Church of the Greatest Generation he didn t like to talk about the war perhaps because he thought it unmanly to do so when so manyf his comrades didn t survive to tell their stories But towards the end f Carl s life father and son talked about what happened and Frank discovered a treasure trove f letters from Carl to his mother in the Lavins s attic The result War as life itself is usually a matter f details f small matters Frank Lavin tells us in recounting this amazing story Porter Earns a Quarter (Four Basic Skills Series, Volume 2) of his father Armed with som This is an incredible book When I grew up in the 1960 s pretty much everyone s Dad was a WWII veteran You wouldften hear some selected stories but not a full rounded understanding Mayan, Incan, and Aztec Civilizations, Grades 5-8 of the entire experience By delving into personal correspondence you understand the highs and lows the important and the mundane Mostf these people are gone and we can t hear the stories any Even before they were reluctant to talk about many things they saw and did This book is a critical link to the futureThis also serves as a sobering reminder Tablettes Albertini Actes privés de l'époque vandale of what total war entails This is the last war that truly drew soldiers from all levelsf society and enjoyed nearly universal support The sacrifices were unbelieveable nly 15% f Lavin s platoon escaped injuryI highly recommend this book Frank Lavin re creates a masterpiece for us through the collection Sexual Soulmates: The Six Essentials for Connected Sex (English Edition) of letters saved by his grandparents from the correspondence between his father and the family during World War II From his earliest days preparing for war and handling poison ivy in boot camp to fierce house to house combat in the European Theater with 3rd Platoonf L Company f the 335th Infantry ne has a sense f being there as scribed by. Carl Lavin was a high school senior when Pearl Harbor was attacked The Canton Ohio native enlisted when he turned eighteen a decision that would take him with the US Army from training across the United States and Britain to.

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An expert in China and China e commerce Frank Lavin is the Chairman and CEO of Export Now the leading international operator of e commerce stores in China See wwwExportnowcom for corporate information and wwwHF2BFcom for book information In Government Lavin served as Under Secretary for International Trade at the US Department of Commerce In that capacity Lavin served as lead trade negotiator for both China and India and was the senior policy official in the Department responsible for commercial policy export promotion and trade negotiations across the globe Lavin was US Ambassador to the Republic of Singapore from where his duties included helping negotiate the landmark US Singapore Free Trade Agreement In the private sector Lavin served in senior finance and management positions in Hong Kong and Singapore Bank of America and Citibank Earlier in his career Lavin served in the George HW Bush and Reagan Administrations working in the Department of Commerce Department of State National Security Council and White House Lavin served as Director of the Office of Political Affairs in the White House 1987 89 Lavin earned a BS from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University; a MS in Chinese Language from Georgetown University; a MA in International Relations and International Economics from the School of Advanced International Studies at the Johns Hopkins University; and a MBA in Finance at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania He is a columnist for Forbescom and has been published in The New York Times The Washington Post The Wall Street Journal Foreign Affairs Foreign Policy and other periodicalsLavin is the author of Home Front to Battlefront 2017 the history of his fathers service in World War II He is the co author of Export Now 2011 a featured title of John Wiley Sons He was Editor of Rising to the Challenge 2010 the official book of the USA Pavilion at the Shanghai 2010 Expo