Friday, February 28, 2014

My New Book: Nebraska POW Camps

It's been quite the journey, but all the hard work has been worth it.

My book, Nebraska POW Camps: A History of World War II Prisoners in the Heartland" published by The History Press, is now available for pre-order.

Official Release Date: April 15, 2014

About the Book

During World War II, thousands of Axis prisoners of war were held throughout Nebraska in base camps that included Fort Robinson, Camp Scottsbluff and Camp Atlanta. Many Nebraskans did not view the POWs as “evil Nazis.” To them, they were ordinary men and very human. And while their stay was not entirely free from conflict, many former captives returned to the Cornhusker State to begin new lives after the cessation of hostilities. Drawing on first-person accounts from soldiers, former POWs and Nebraska residents, as well as archival research, Melissa Marsh delves into the neglected history of Nebraska’s POW camps.

Pre-Order Here:

It will also be available as an ebook for Kindle, Nook, and Apple. Details to come.


Samantha S. said...

Super awesome! Will have to add to my TBR list!

Melissa Marsh said...

Thanks so much, Samantha!

Kim Campbell said...

I'll be adding this to my list! I have a box full of letters from WWII I need to sort through. I love this era!

Melissa Marsh said...

Hi Kim! I so wish I had a box of WW2 letters to go through... =). Enjoy, and thanks for stopping by!

"Sound Bytes from the Attic" said...

Congratulations Melissa! Very proud. Can't wait to read it. - Scott

"Sound Bytes from the Attic" said...

Congratulations Melissa! This will be a great read. I will pre-order my copy. - Scott Lyons

Christopher said...

Hi Melissa:

I have been looking around the internet trying to find blogs discussing World War II. My son and I are building a Normandy Invasion set out of Legos and we are searching for interesting facts about the War to use a Trivia!

Your book about Prison Camps in the US is a fascinating topic that I learned about a few months back.

I was in the elevator at my father's assisted living building. A gentleman boarded the elevator with a WWII Veteran Hat on. We talked and he told me that was his job...working the US based Prison Camps! I was blown away! I am interested to see what you have to say in your book!

Anyway, my son and I set up a can ignore the contribution part, but if you would like to see the one piece of trivia we uncovered, please come by: