Item description for The Accidental Warrior by Gene Wright...
Paul Hunter: Husband, Father, Rancher, and now Accidental Warrior A trip to Krakow, Poland, in August 1939 with his wife and young daughter to visit some old friends seems like a good idea to Paul. He has no idea that the horror of Nazi domination will sweep across Eastern Europe or that he and his family will be swept up in the madness. Now Paul is lost in the swirling madness of the Nazi blitzkrieg, and his friends are cast into a concentration camp. With no way to contact home and stranded in wartime Germany, it's up to Paul to save his family and his friends from the horrors of Nazi atrocities. Paul had never intended--had never even considered--fighting anything more than the weather, the land, a drunk cowhand, or an occasional cantankerous longhorn or temperamental pony. He is in Germany not of his own choosing, fighting battles not of his making. He is a warrior only by accident. But he cannot afford to lose.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.4" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.8" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date Dec 20, 2006
Publisher Draumr Publishing
ISBN 1933157143 ISBN13 9781933157146
Availability 0 units.
More About Gene Wright
Wright is a Professor of English at the University of North Texas and former President of South-Central Modern Language Association and Conference of College Teachers of English.
Gene Wright currently resides in Denton, in the state of Texas.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Accidental Warrior?
It all went too fast! Aug 11, 2007
I purchased this novel to be my reading material on a one-week vacation cruise. I started it on the plane, according to my usual habit. I was halfway through when the plane landed and completely finished before I went to bed in the hotel the night before the cruise started.
So it engulfed me. I was caught up in it the same way the hero, Paul Hunter, was caught up in the opening days of World War Two. It was the right book at the right time for a story about being at the wrong place at the wrong time. And Hunter had been well warned more than once.
Even so, he ventures into Poland with wife and daughter during the very week that the Nazi's attack, forcing him to deal simultaneously with the Germans, a major family health problem, and a serious marriage issue, while trying to save Jewish friends.
Wright's verbalization of the intense and shocking feelings thrust upon unprepared Americans forced to witness the most barbaric period in the world's history brings the story into focus all too clearly.
But, Hunter is not without resources: his early, hardy days growing up in west Texas, his Indian buddy, their survival skills, and a wealthy father who knows how to have his way in a giant bureaucracy.