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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (36 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dan Baker, Tommy LaMore Narrator: Patrick Lawlor Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Escaping certain death—not once but several times—lies at the core of the riveting, real-life story of an American soldier during World War II. In One Man’s War, B-17 pilot Tommy LaMore vividly details his experiences in war-ravaged Germany, from the horrific to the romantic and beyond.

LaMore’s saga began when his plane collided with another B-17 above France—plummeting to the ground below. He then entered the French Resistance, where he employed his knowledge of explosives to bomb German operations, and later faced a death sentence in a Polish death camp after being betrayed by an informant. LaMore endured the camp’s gruesome conditions and eventually escaped, just days before the Germans slaughtered every man in the camp.

This captivating book tells of the relationships LaMore formed, not only with fellow crewmen but also with French Resistance fighters, with Polish prisoners, with a young and pretty survivor of a women’s labor camp, and, surprisingly, with a larger-than-life Russian officer with a heart set on revenge. There are fascinating descriptions of the bloodthirsty Mongols on horseback who accompanied the Russians and who struck fear into the hearts of even the most hardened German SS men.

Intrigue, passion, and loss imbue LaMore’s spellbinding tale and make One Man’s War a compelling read not only for history aficionados and WWII scholars but also for those who are fascinated by the bittersweet nature of love in times of war.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Patrick Lawlor brings the author’s comrades to life as if he had been there…A powerful story.”

    AudioFile

  • “LaMore’s odyssey from tail gunner to prisoner of war to escapee and interpreter for the advance guard of the Soviet army provides a unique tale of aerial combat, the horrors of the stalags, and love, against the backdrop of WWII.”

    Gerald Astor, author of The Greatest War

  • “Here are the extraordinary, death-defying, and fast-paced adventures of an American Air Force flier in World War II, who was also a French Resistance fighter, a German concentration camp inmate, and a Russian military colleague—all told with great verve.”

    Martin Blumenson, military historian

  • “Reader Patrick Lawlor conveys the story and feelings of LaMore well. His gritty voice impersonating various European accents truly adds to the story of a young Texan’s amazing experience in World War II.”

    Audiobookstoday.com

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Erin | 12/21/2011

    " Wow, who knew once person could survive so much hardship and be involved in so many different parts of World War II and live to tell the tale. This was one of those pleasant accidental finds at my library and I am so glad I came across it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Brian | 12/12/2011

    " An incredible story. Loved every page of it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jason Andrus | 7/7/2011

    " One of the coolest WWII stories I've read. Seems unbelievable that so much could happen to one person. Some parts were disturbing and stick with you, but the realities of war are ugly... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Trevor | 1/14/2008

    " This book is so amazing. Fantastic story of courage and determination. Lamore was a hero. "

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About the Author

Tommy LaMore (1920–1997) grew up in Waco, Texas, before enlisting in the US Army Air Corps in 1940. He is the coauthor of One Man’s War