Most people don’t realize that during the war in Europe in the 1940s, it took an average of six support soldiers to make the work of four combat soldiers possible. Most of what’s available in the literature tends toward combat narratives, and yet the support soldiers had complex and unique experiences as well. This book is based on personal correspondence, and it is primarily a memoir that creates a picture of the day-to-day realities of an individual soldier told in his own words [as much as he could tell under the wartime rules of censorship, that is] as well as giving insight into what it was actually like to be an American soldier during WWII. It explores the experiences of a non-combat Army utilities engineer working in a combat zone during the war in Europe and takes the protagonist from basic training through various overseas assignments—in this case to England, North Africa, and Italy as a support soldier under Eisenhower and his successors at Allied Force Headquarters. It also includes some reflections about his life after returning to Oregon when the war was over.
The soldier involved is Captain Harold Alec Daniels [OSU, Class of 1939, ROTC] and most of the letters were written to his wife, Mary Daniels [attended U of O in the late 1930s]. They are the author’s parents, and she inherited the letter collection, photos, and all other primary source materials after her mother’s death in 2006.
Keeping the Lights on for Ike is an incredible, informative, and insightful autobiography book that will take readers on a journey back in time that will be unlike anything a reader has read before. Keeping the Lights on for Ike is written by the author Rebecca Daniels and Daniels throughout Keeping the Lights on for Ike will share a soldier’s story of his experiences during WWII and the result is an eye-opening and sensational read that will captivate you from beginning to end! That is why I already recommend this wonderful book to you, however, if you need more convincing then continue to read to learn more!
Keeping the Lights on for Ike is an incredible book that will take its readers back in time to the 1940s and will introduce the reader to a soldier who shares what it was really like to be an American soldier during WWII. The soldier in question, Captain Harold Alec Daniels shares the harsh realities of the war and all of his experiences he faced and all the assignments he went on, especially overseas. As well as this we also get to read about his reflections after the war as he returned to his home in America. This is all possible thanks to letters he penned during WWII and the wonderful author of the book Rebecca Daniels shares his story from them throughout this book and the result is an incredible biography that should not be missed.
Keeping the Lights on for Ike is a sensational book and this book read beautifully and moved, captivating, and compelled me from start to finish. What I also adored about the book was how informative it was as it brazenly shares the real-life experiences soldiers faced during WWII.
Because of this and more, it makes Keeping the Lights on for Ike a profound and standout book that many readers will feel a host of different emotions while reading. Daniels effortlessly inspires thoughts and feelings in her readers as well as compel them to read from beginning to end. I found myself reading Keeping the Lights on for Ike at an alarming rate because it was captivating as well as engrossing!
Rebecca Daniel’s incredible literature will have you turning the pages frantically, and I adored how she was able to do this. As well as this Daniel’s has written her book in an incredibly compelling way and compiled all of the experiences from the letters perfectly and because she has, the reader will feel as if they are right there in the experiences and it makes for a moving reading experience.
To conclude my thoughts on the incredible Keeping the Lights on for Ike, I would say Keeping the Lights on for Ike is an insightful, informative, inspiring book and I would say if you are a reader who is interested in the topics explored as well as the journey of the solider featured, then this book is for you, and so Keeping the Lights on for Ike gets five stars from me! Be sure to have a read of the preview below book lovers, you won’t regret it!
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