Official Review: Private Lucky

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Post by Florence Nalianya » 10 Nov 2019, 19:20

Thanks for the review.I love memoirs especially when they tackle ambitions .They give me hope

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Post by LV2R » 10 Nov 2019, 19:29

Hank's experience of the German occupation during WWII in Holland sounds like an eye-opener to what it would have been like. Hank's adventures and trying different jobs while in America finally led him to his dream of flying (but without a license?) This memoir sounds like it would be an interesting one to read.

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Post by Washboard » 10 Nov 2019, 19:58

While I enjoy memoirs, I find WWII stories can be a bit too much for me at times. Great review!
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Post by OliviaLouise » 10 Nov 2019, 20:06

This seems like a great read for those interested in WWII. I’m not very into this era, so I’ll probably pass. Great review!

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Post by Readerjorge » 10 Nov 2019, 20:19

It seems an interesting story about the memory of Hank Gillebaard, born in the United States, but raised in Holland, who experienced the tribulations of the German invasion during World War II.

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Post by todwyer01 » 10 Nov 2019, 20:20

From a sampling, this seems like an interesting retelling of a man who lived in Amsterdam during the early years of WWII before traveling to America to join the military and fight the Nazis. It seems like it might be worth a second look. Well done.

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Post by Ekta Kumari » 10 Nov 2019, 20:41

It seems like the author has done a commendable job of capturing and portraying the themes of this book. Moreover, the themes here are inherently inspiring and engaging. Those who love a memoir would definitely enjoy Hank's story. Thank you for the amazing review.
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Post by navyapindi » 10 Nov 2019, 20:52

I am intrigued as the book is set in Nazi occupied Holland. I wanted to know more about that period and conditions that prevailed back then. The character of Hank seems well-developed. Congrats on BOTD!

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Post by Miss_BeckyG » 10 Nov 2019, 20:58

Thank you for a commendable and thorough review. Private Lucky reads a bit like the movie 'catch me if you can.' Very engrossing for a reader who enjoys historical fictions, memoirs and the sort of I can do what I put my head to attitude displayed by the protagonist. This is one book that I will certainly enjoy.
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Post by Wyland » 10 Nov 2019, 21:01

I like this memoir because of the perseverance and persistence of Hank. Despite not knowing English, he didn't let him from pursuing the American dream. Thanks for the review.

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Post by Beatus » 10 Nov 2019, 21:05

A war story that you can actually enjoy. I loved the name, Private Lucky. What a story. Nice review too. Kudos.

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Post by graceful-1 » 10 Nov 2019, 21:09

If your a history buff this book will make a good read. People's lives are fascinating and even though we don't agree with everything they did in their life its fascinating all the same!

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Post by pshaw1414 » 10 Nov 2019, 21:12

This sounds really interesting. I am trying to sway away from memoirs, but this one has piqued my curiosity. Lovely review.
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Post by amandathebibliophile » 10 Nov 2019, 21:15

When people have strong opinions (either way) about a book, my ears always perk up. For better or worse, I find it fascinating when one story can cause such strong feelings. Just in reading through the reviews of this book, I’m thinking I need to add this one to my list 😉

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Post by seki1016 » 10 Nov 2019, 21:16

I enjoy reading the nonfiction about Hank Gillebaard durinf the Nazi occupation of Holland sounds intriguing. Hank Gillebaard is a good man and he has a good life.

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