“Learn the life and labors of
Albert V. Greene, an unsung hero.”
Unsung Hero is a tribute to all service members who supported our country in whatever capacity throughout our history and today. One of those heroes was my father, Albert V. Greene, who served his country, became a prisoner of war during World War II and re-enlisted to serve in Korea and Vietnam wars. He is one of America’s unsung heroes.
This book has two parts: The first is a memoir written by Greene that includes how he was captured by German forces and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp in Italy, where he tried to escape. The second part is written by his daughter, Margaret, who shares a biography of her father with illustrations about his military career.
The book also serves as a family and cultural history, beginning with how the Greene family immigrated from Germany and Ireland to Brooklyn, New York, in the late 1800s. The narrative continues with Albert V. Greene’s recollection of his father’s military service during the Great War and how Albert V. Greene made a difference as a teacher at home.
While Greene lost his battle with Alzheimer’s disease and died in 2009, he was laid to rest with the other heroes at Arlington National Cemetery. This book pays tribute to him and all those who have served with honor.
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Spotlight Interview with
“Writing Your Life” Patricia Carpenter
What prompted you to write A Soldier’s Daughter? What is it about and where are you in the writing publishing process?
How does writing this book compare to writing Unsung Hero?
What challenges have you faced in the writing and publishing process? How What challenges have you faced in the writing and publishing process? How
With the support of my writing friends and family, I managed to overcome these difficulties by setting a specific amount of time every day for writing without interruption. As I completed research using Google, and various websites of interest to the subject, I immediately wrote about that topic and saved it in folders on my computer for later organization. Thinking that the first draft would be enough, I realized, after some time, that rewriting is necessary and word selection important and that getting feedback one drip at a time is more helpful than digesting the entire manuscript.
As I grew in this endeavor, it became obvious to me that a professional editor could give suggestions from a prospective not cluttered with already knowing the story. This, of course, entails more research and money. Questions need answers: How many pages?, What type of interior design?, Who will create the cover? Where can I find someone to give a recommendation before publication? What photos and how many and where should they be placed? How will the book be marketed? Too many decisions, but they do not have to be made all at once, and they are not etched in stone. I gave myself permission to take my work one step at a time, and to commit to writing or researching every day for a specific amount of time.
What encouragement can you offer to others who want to write their life stories?
Coming in December 2018!
Peggy’s new book comes out in December 2018. “ is the memoir of Peggy’s life as a child of the military during the Cold War from 1947-1969.
Dandelion Child: A Soldier’s Daughter is a memoir written for the young adult to adult audience about the author’s life as a child of the military during the Cold War from 1947 until 1969. All stories are true to the best of the author’s recollection and from her point of view. Tales indicate how she developed from a child, through her teen years and into adulthood and how being an Army Brat shaped her life. A section is devoted to today’s military children and how we can assure they get the help not available to earlier generations
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Unsung Hero Author: Margaret Allyn Greene Best
Peggy Best is available for speaking engagements telling her story for your organization, special event, or celebration ceremony.
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