Trilogy E-Book 2 – Combat & New Life
Book 2, Combat and New Life carries Wilber into direct combat in the Solomon Islands as an artillery battalion commander while Norma copes with an unexpected crisis in New York and adjustments in her relationships with her children and husband. Wilber’s letters track his evolving relationship with Norma while creating a vivid inside view of jungle combat and then of life in New Zealand for American soldiers newly re-introduced into a western society. Two “Interludes” recreate the author’s visits to the Solomons and New Zealand where, 40 years later (1983–84), he sees first-hand the locales and the people Wilber had known, sometimes with surprising results.
Based on a rich trove of wartime letters, Wilber’s War trilogy has received the following accolades:
Silver Award: Foreword Reviews (War & Military),
Silver Award: IBPA Benjamin Franklin (Biography),
Finalist Award: National Indie Excellence (Military Non-fiction)
This book is provided in both Mobi and E-Pub formats.
384 pages (print version), 2 charts, 14 maps, 106 illustrations)