Author Edward F. Keene was born in 1928, just in time to welcome the Great Depression. His life experiences encompass drastic change in the world and remarkable personal circumstances as well.
Although this book is an autobiography,it reads like a novel with romance and heartbreak, success and failure, murder and closure. Everything written in this book is true and happened as it is described. Nothing is added or changed.
In We Never Knew It, Keene recalls his childhood and young adulthood, describing his efforts to overcome a tragedy that occurred in his early teens and make this world a better place to live in. He paints a vivid picture of life in the thirties and forties, with recollections that feature World War II and its end from the perspective of a boy on the home front. In 1946, although the war was over, the eighteen-year-old Keene found himself eligible for the still-active draft. He elected to enlist in the navy for two years, after which he went to college and met the woman he would marry.