Harrowing and redeeming, this is the history of a unique 'adoption' system. For generations, local families, grateful for the sacrifice of their liberators from Nazi occupation, have cared for not only the graves, but the memories, of over 10,000 US soldiers in the cemetery of Margraten in the Netherlands.
PETER SCHRIJVERS Author of four other books on World War II, among them The Crash of Ruin: American Combat Soldiers in Europe during World War II and Bloody Pacific: American Soldiers at War with Japan. He teaches American and International History at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.
Foreword Acknowledgments A Debt of Honor A Web of Intimate Relations Saying Goodbye The War Turns Cold A Long and Dark Shadow The End of History A Global Village The Return of History Of Paramount Importance The Audacity of Hope Postscript