Alan Simon is the USA Today bestselling author of several historical novels set in the mid-20th century: The First Christmas of the War, Thanksgiving, 1942, and Unfinished Business. He is also the author of the USA Today Bestseller Gettysburg, 1913: The Complete Novel of the Great Reunion about the 1913 "Great Reunion" that was held exactly 50 years after the Battle of Gettysburg and was attended by more than 50,000 aging Civil War veterans.
Alan is also the author of the memoir Clemente: Memories of a Once-Young Fan - Four Birthdays, Three World Series, Two Holiday Steelers Games, and One Bar Mitzvah, published in honor and memory of the 40th anniversary of baseball Hall-of-Famer Roberto Clemente's tragic loss on a humanitarian mission.
He is a native of Pittsburgh (where several of his novels are set) and currently lives in Phoenix.
The terrible years of war are finally over and millions of American solders, sailors, and airmen will be reunited with their families in time for this glorious holiday season. Join the Coleman family as the years of non-stop worrying and being apart from one another finally come to an end, and each one prepares for what lies ahead following:
The First Christmas After the War
A USA Today bestseller
June 29-July 4, 1913: To commemorate the 50th anniversary of The Battle of Gettysburg, more than 50,000 aging Civil War Veterans converge on the scene of that titanic battle half a century earlier in an occasion of healing that was known as The Great Reunion.
Roseanne DeMarco’s brief wartime affair with Frank Donaldson back in 1942 faded away as quickly as it began. But what will happen in the summer of 1951 when her husband goes away to fight in the Korean War, just as Frank Donaldson reappears on the scene?
Take a trip back in time to spend the first Thanksgiving of WWII with the Coleman family and the return home the two older sons--Jonathan and Joseph--for a brief holiday furlough in the middle of their Army Air Forces training... and what they know will be their last Thanksgiving at home for a long while. Join the Coleman family during the days leading up to the first Thanksgiving of the war.
Published: June 27, 2015.
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SPECIAL PEARL HARBOR 75TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION - INCLUDING ALL-NEW BONUS MATERIAL. The Coleman family members are determined to make Christmas, 1941, the first Christmas of the war, a memorable one before their sons head off to war.