Evelyne Tannehill Author- ABANDONED AND FORGOTTEN: AN ORPHAN GIRL’S TALE OF SURVIVAL IN WORLD WAR II

      ABANDONED AND FORGOTTEN: An Orphan Girl’s Tale of Survival in World War II

     by Evelyne Tannehill

(Wheatmark 2007)
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      “Brings American life into proper prospective.  Deeply moving!  An essential read!  An absolutely vital companion read for The Diary of Anne Frank.  Tannehill’s masterfully written account provides mature readers a beautiful, yet in your face experience; sweeping them into time and place as if a permanent fly on the wall.  The child Evelyne seems to be always within arm’s reach and her life’s struggle become a salient, dirstrubing reality for the reader.  Her short lived joys and affections, as well as her suffering, fear, and anguish become those of ther reader’s.  Personally, this book exponentially deepened my own understanding of the East Prussian history, and the devastating effects of the Russian conflict.  It provided me knowledge of historical events that I realize now were sadly absent even in my college History instruction.  The reading of this autobiography has provided me as a bridge of knowledge concerning histgorical events that are seemingly too abandoned and forgott; I am awed by Evelyne Tannehill’s ability to humbly, yet powerfully, bring this part of the past to the surface for re-examination; a true literary gift.  This book pulled me out of an ocean of ignorance and now I stand on a firm land of insight.”  From a reader in London

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