Nebraska Doppelganger

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American teen-ager is drafted into the German army while studying in Berlin. He finds himself assigned to the Afrika Korps. When the Germans surrender, he is transported to the U.S., and put in a POW camp located some 150 miles from his hometown of Broken Bow, Neb. He escapes and finds himself on his way back to Europe. More

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About Thomas J. Morrow

Thomas J. Morrow, a native of southern Iowa, graduated from Phoenix (Arizona) College with an AA degree in political science; Arizona State University with a BA degree in journalism; and Columbia Pacific University with a PhD in marketing communications.
Morrow spent more than 40 years working daily newspapers in Arizona, Oregon, and Southern California. He has owned his own public relations and advertising agency in San Diego, and was a daily columnist for the daily North County Times in Oceanside for nearly 20 years.
He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard.
Morrow has been a part-time travel writer for more than 30 years, and has written seven books, three of which are historical novels. Six of these books in both print and e-book formats. In addition to his own web site, Morrow's books are available at's Kindle store.
Never one to retire, today Morrow is in the middle of writing his first mystery novel, as well as serving as vice president of communications for a new airline: California Pacific Airlines.
Morrow is married and makes his home in Oceanside, California.


Review by: read more on July 24, 2013 :
Excellent plot, good reseach and writing.
(reviewed 2 years after purchase)
Review by: John L. Nunes on March 15, 2012 :
Tom Morrow’s Nebraska Doppelganger wraps an intriguing work of fiction around true events during World War II.
When the U.S. entered the war in 1941, hundreds of American expatriates, as well as students, tourists, and those visiting relatives were pressed into military service up by Germany, Italy, and Japan. They were forced to fight against the Allies. The alternative was imprisonment.
“Doppelganger" tells the story of John Krauss, a Nebraska teenager who accompanies his German-immigrant father back to Germany for the 1936 Olympics. The Nebraska farm boy remains and enters medical school in Berlin. A few years later, John is drafted into the German army after refusing to join the Nazi party and spy on America.
John is befriended by an officer who gets assigned to the famed Afrika Korps. John becomes a valet to Field Marshall Erwin Rommel. In 1943, when the Germans surrendered to the Allies in North Africa, John and more than 125,000 Germans are sent to the U.S. to be interned in POW camps.
As luck would have it, John is sent to a camp in Clarinda, Iowa, some 150 miles from his family's Nebraska farm. He escapes, and when John finally returns home, there is a surprise waiting for him. John's odyssey is only beginning.
I found the novel engrossing, and was fascinated by the level of little-known World War II history provided.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Review by: read more on March 13, 2012 :
A very interesting well written story . The subject is an eye opener and will keep you enthralled as well as acquaint with history that was a story in itself. Read it .
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)

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