IRON ANNIE AND A LONG JOURNEY
Author: Lisa M. Hutchison
Genre: Non Fiction - Memoir
Date Published: July 27, 2017
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Iron Annie and A Long Journey by Lisa M. Hutchison is the story of one German airline pilot-Albert. Albert is in Germany before Hitler and WWII, during Hitler and after Hitler.|
The book follows Albert from a young pilot with wife and two children to the end of his life. Early in life Albert loses his first wife and is left with two small children. From this point on, the reader is immersed in Albert's life and his journey. The trials and tribulations are plentiful for Albert and his family. He absolutely remains a steady, levelheaded man that the reader certainly enjoys following through the long journey. Albert goes on to remarry and have more children--serve as a pilot during WWII--live a life separated from his family for years only to be reunited with them.
Hutchison has written a story during some of the worse years Germany and the world has ever seen--unlike so many books written about this era, Hutchison does not focus on the the horrible Hitler, but on one man. The story of Albert's life is one that will keep you reading from page one. The hardships and inhumane things that Albert and his family endured never conquered Albert. His perserverance and outlook on life stays with him throughout the book - and serves him well throughout.
Hutchison writes a story that will appeal to all readers - the book is not about the ugliness of the times, but of the everyday man and his family and their survival!!