Captured by the Enemy: The True Story of POW Carl Leroy Good
by Crystal Aceves
Captured by the Enemy: The True Story of POW Carl Leroy Good.
THE WORST WAS OVER… or was it? Numerous times Carl was told he would never see home again—and he believed it. Yet when he unbelievably found himself back in the U.S., the memories were hauntingly fresh and unforgiving as he was forced to retrace the bloody steps of war through the darkness of his dreams.
Blood soaked beaches, bullets meant for him, and the stench of death marked his journey. However, it didn’t take long to discover the road to hell was long and twisted after Carl was captured behind enemy lines. Barely surviving an explosion in a Prisoner of War camp, he made up his mind—he would not die to the satisfaction of the enemy. Weak and starved, he proved his words were more than air as he jumped through a hole in the prison wall and joined a mass escape into the mountains of Italy. Could he survive the hunt, or would the enemy find him first as the days turned into months?
This book not only retraces the steps of WWII POW Carl Leroy Good, but shares the WWII history that went with them. Through interviews, memoirs, division reports, WWII records, books, and lots of research, this creative nonfiction book takes you for a ride in Carl's jeep and into his world as a prisoner of war.
A great read for teenagers and adults alike.
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By Steven on July 18, 2015
A small glimpse into the real life of Carl Good. Some people aspire to be an excellent example and to be able to stand for what is right no matter the consequences--others, such as Carl, live a life in which they do just that. The background and research done is self evident throughout the book.
Even though the entire book is jam packed with actual events and dates, the book is easy to read and is not dry like some historical books can be. You are able to relate with Carl and the hardships he faced both in and off of the battlefield. A must read that should be implemented by teachers into their classrooms.
Crystal Aceves spent eight years researching and writing her first book, Captured by the Enemy. In 2015, her book won an honorable mention in the general non-fiction category of the Hollywood Book Festival. Along with writing, she balances life with her husband and four children (and it can get pretty crazy as seen in the picture.) They have lived in the beautiful states of Kansas, Iowa, Texas, and Oklahoma. Although she keeps family as a first priority, she has lots of ideas for her next writing project. Life is full of surprises, so join Crystal on her journey as an author.
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