Sean and Finn Tierney, two brothers living in a small town in Iowa, face the difficulties of growing up during the great depression while their family struggles to hold on to a business and a farm. As the world edges closer to war, they choose different career paths. Meanwhile, their uncle Deklen stumbles into a dangerous situation that will change his life and the lives of all the members of his family. Both brothers join the military but in very different roles. Many little known stories of World War Two are revealed in the war exploits of the Tierney brothers. After the war, the brothers continue their lives, one as a military officer and the other as a farmer. In this book, the reader will discover some of the untold stories of the great depression, world war two and the post-war period. It was a fun and challenging book to write. My research took me in many different directions just as the story will take the reader in many different directions.
Mike Flinn is an amateur historian and writer who lives in Dallas County, Iowa. He researched and wrote "Most Exciting Day" a true story about the 1895 robbery of the Adel (Iowa) State Bank. His historical fiction novels include "A Soldier's Bounty" a novel of the Civil War, "The Silent Cannons," the aftermath of the Civil War, "The Threshing Crew," WW1 and the Spanish Flu, "Hard Times and the Raccoon's Tale," the great depression and "An Old Codger's Take," the authors humorous and sometimes irreverent views on generational changes and today's world. You can follow Mike on Facebook and Goodreads or reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.