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More Than A Soldier by D.M. Annechino was a fantastic book. Anyone who has followed my reviews for just about any length of time knows that I love any book that has to do with WWII and this book was no different. This book is based on a true story, and I loved it because I love knowing that a real person had lived through the things that happened in this book. I have read other books by this author, and I really do enjoy his writing. I can’t say enough good things about this book because I am such a love of books like this one. I loved that as I was reading this book, I felt like I was there with Angelo and I felt like I was there with him. I was able to understand how he was feeling because the author did such a great job making you feel like you are with the character. If you are looking for a new WWII book to read this summer, I think that you will love this book just as much as I do.
About The Book
Feeling a patriotic duty to defend his country after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, seventeen-year-old, Angelo J. DiMarco, enlists in the U.S. Army. Severely short of frontline fighters, the Army rushes Angelo through Ranger training and sends him to Italy as part of the 1st Ranger Battalion. Their objective: stop the German invasion.
Fighting on the front lines in Italy, the German’s teach Angelo a sobering lesson on life when they capture him during the bloody Battle of Cisterna. Against insurmountable odds, Angelo miraculously escapes in a way that stretches the imagination. He survives behind enemy lines for over five months, hiding from the Germans and trying to outmaneuver them. He begs for food, sleeps in barns and suffers from many ailments, including dehydration, malnutrition, malaria, and exposure to the elements.
More Than a Soldier is Angelo DiMarco’s powerful story of survival, resilience, and courage.
About The Author
Daniel M. Annechino, a former book editor, wrote his first book, How to Buy the Most Car for the Least Money, while working as a General Manager in the automobile business. But his passion had always been fiction, particularly thrillers. He spent two years researching serial killers before finally penning his gripping and memorable debut novel They Never Die Quietly. He has written and published five novels—all thrillers. But his latest work, More Than a Soldier, is a Historical Biography set in Italy during WWII.
A native of New York, Annechino now lives in San Diego with his wife, Jennifer. He loves to cook, enjoys a glass of vintage wine, and spends lots of leisure time on the warm beaches of Southern California.