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The Long Look

The Out-of-the-ordinary Life of David W. Ray
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John R. Erickson, author of 21 books, has again turned to biography in The Long Look: The Out-of-the-Ordinary Life of David W. Ray. Using a journal written by the young David Ray, excerpts from a newsletter printed close to WWII frontlines and family reminiscences, Erickson has taken an affectionate look at the preacher-teacher whose twin careers took him: as a chaplain to European battlefields: to postwar Germany as a teacher, to Alaska as a teacher and preacher: and to Brazil on brief missions at eighty-three; always returning home to Fannin County, Texas. At ninety, the former front-line chaplain is looking forward to the reunion of the 4th Armored Division and the honoring of general George S Patton, Jr. whose words are so proudly recalled. "The accomplishments of this division had never been equaled. And by that statement I do not mean in the war; I mean in the history of warfare. There has never been such a superb fighting organization as the 4th Armored Division."


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1987 : USA Paperback

Title: The Long Look
Author(s): John R Erickson, David W Ray
ISBN: 0-916941-38-8 / 978-0-916941-38-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Maverick Books, Inc.
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