By John Bigelow,Leonard Biedermann
"A fellow by no means relatively appreciates freedom till it's taken clear of him. it truly is unquestionably the main helpful factor we have now. what percentage, repeatedly on the grounds that my liberation have I given thank you for the good privilege of being an American." John Allen Bigelow, in his first letter domestic after the top of worldwide struggle II.
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American Soldier: A Love Story by John Bigelow,Leonard Biedermann