Once Upon a Town: The Miracle of the North Platte Canteen by Bob Greene

   Regina   Review by:  Regina

Title:  Once Upon a Town:  The Miracle of the North Platte Canteen

Author:  Bob Greene

Collection:  Adult Non-Fiction

An amazing look at a small town – North Platte, Nebraska – and the true sacrifices made to support the troop trains of World War II that trundled in and out, 5am – midnight, every day for years. North Platte offered its canteen as a homey rest stop, complete with hot coffee, delicious home cooked food, sandwiches, boiled eggs, cake made from scratch and more for millions of mostly young, weary men – many away from home for the very first time.

Included are oodles of interviews, from the once young and grateful men and people of the town and surrounding farmlands who gave of their very own goods or used ration cards to supplement their precious offering.

An uplifting, enjoyable read…

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