by Richard C. Sammis



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/3/2018

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 290
ISBN : 9781480858497
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 290
ISBN : 9781480858480

About the Book

In 1939, life is good for Charlie Scudder and his fellow members of Psi Upsilon at Dartmouth College. Drinking, poker and hockey are favorite activities at the house. Following graduation, however, war breaks out in Europe and the course of Charlie's life suddenly turns in a very different direction.

Charlie's cherished experiences at college do not prepare him for unprecedented future events that challenge him mentally, morally, and physically. He is surrounded by war, and his actions now have profound consequences for himself and the people he loves, especially when he befriends Frieda Pelle, a charming secretary in Germany.

Awakening is an atmospheric tale, bringing to life Dartmouth, New York, and Europe in the age of the "Greatest Generation." Told with rich, historical detail and anchored in time by colorful facts, it is the story of a boy becoming a man as he learns the value of character over beauty and the need to courageously answer when duty calls.

About the Author

Richard C. Sammis was raised in Huntington, Long Island and graduated from Dartmouth College. He was a long time partner in the New York law firm, Willkie Farr and Gallagher LLP. He lives in Naples, Florida, with his wife, Sally. They have two children, Katie and Peter.