A Few Small Candles: War Resisters of World War II Tell Their Stories
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He is professor of history at Wilmington College in Ohio.Gara is a freelance writer and community activist. . Gara is a historian, teacher, and part-time activist
Their stories detail the resisters' struggles against racial segregation in prison, as well as how they instigated work and hunger strikes to demonstrate against other prison injustices. Some were tried, convicted, and re-imprisoned for essentially the same offense - resisting induction into the armed forces - after their initial release. This is a unique collection of memoirs that illuminates the American home front during World War II and provides an important source for those interested in the American peace movement.. In A Few Small Candles, ten men tell why they resisted, what happened to them, and how they feel about that ex
About the Author Gara is a historian, teacher, and part-time activist. . He is professor of history at Wilmington College in Ohio.Gara is a freelance writer and community activist
patricia harman said Informative and Inspiring. Very helpful in my research on World War "Informative and Inspiring" according to patricia harman. Very helpful in my research on World War 2 War resisters. It seems strange to think of someone opposing the war to stop the Nazis, but there were men who did this. Reading their first person accounts I was amazed by their courage. Informative, inspiring and sometimes even amusing.. War resisters. It seems strange to think of someone opposing the war to stop the Nazis, but there were men who did this. Reading their first person accounts I was amazed by their courage. Informative, inspiring and sometimes even amusing.. "A story needing to be told" according to Jon Hunt. What does one make of war resisters? The answer is "plenty" and their narratives are wonderfully recounted in "A Few Small Candles".a book long overdue.The differences between resisiters during World War Two and those that followed twenty five years later in Vietnam certainly owes much to the public outlook on war at each of those times, but in the end it is the stories of those men who contradicted their country's policies that give us their full measure of devotion to peace. After finishing this wonderful little book I came to the conclusion that it is unfair to judge these men simply in light of thei. Barbara Acosta (firstname.lastname@example.org) said A great book about the "other" heroes of World War II. The "other" heroes of World War II are epitomized in this moving testimony by nine war resistors who paid the price for their beliefs. Each chapter illustrates the personal experiences of these individuals and what they went through as a result of refusing to kill other human beings. Many were treated worse than murderers and rapists, but they all stuck to their principles despite intense peer and family pressure, personal attacks and even death threats. Their stories are a tribute to the courage of those who would dare to stand up for their beliefs.