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A Time for War
A Time for War

A Time for War

Veterans' Stories from One American Town: Scituate, Massachusetts


370 Pages, 5.06 x 8.06

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB

Trade Paper, $19.95 (CA $26.95) (US $19.95)

Publication Date: January 2016

ISBN 9781555718145

Rights: WOR

Hellgate Press (Jan 2016)


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A Time for War features in-depth interviews with 65 veterans who have served in WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as stories of veterans from the Revolutionary, Civil and Cold Wars. The veterans interviewed are either residents (or former residents) of Scituate, MA, a small seacoast town located midway between Boston and Plymouth, or in a very few cases have a connection to Scituate through the author. Interviews range from enlisted men and officers, including Paul R. Brown, a WWII B-17 bombardier and POW; Rick English, a naval flight officer during Operation Desert Storm;  Frank Moody, a communications  officer aboard a nuclear-powered submarine during the Cold War; and Four Star General George Casey.


"Marking major events throughout our great American history, Ron Wheatley captures the humanity of experiences of soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines in a folksy and heart rending manner. The reader will gain insight, understanding and greater appreciation for life and liberty." — Peter A. Kind, Lieutenant General, United States Army, Retired

"Wheatley's book is a rigorous and moving exploration of what it means to serve in war, from the chaos of combat to the idealism that drives people to enlist." — Kuros Charney, Playwright/Instructor at Gotham Writers' Workshop

"Ronald Wheatley is an inspiration and his book is a MUST READ for those seeking a poignant look into the character, service and sacrifice of rural Americans in military duty." — L. Scott 'CATFISH' Rice, Maj Gen, MA NG, The Adjutant General

Author Biography

Ronald Wheatley is a journalist, a practicing attorney and a veteran of the Vietnam War. He and his family live in Scituate, MA.