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Harry and Eddie

Harry and Eddie

The Friendship that Changed the World

Beverly Joan Boulware

Author Beverly Joan Boulware invites children and adults alike to enjoy learning about the lives of Harry Truman and Eddie Jacobson. These two men fought together in the trenches during the “Great War” known as World War I. Afterward, they were business partners in Missouri, the “Show Me” state. Although they struggled with the hardships of war and later in life, financial problems, they were able to persevere through difficult times and remain loyal to their God, their country, their family and their friends.

In Harry and Eddie, you will find two men who valued keeping their word to one another. Both of them understood the importance of using the resources they had to work together for the benefit of others. In the process they had a good time and enjoyed each other’s company. When misunderstanding concerning Israel becoming a nation occurred during Harry Truman’s time as President of the United States, Eddie was able to believe in Harry despite media reports and the disparaging phone calls he received from leaders, friends and family.

Both men displayed great courage and took responsibility in crisis situations. President Truman kept a sign on his desk that read, “The buck stops here.” Eddie Jacobson was told he was the “last hope” for a Jewish state as much of the world was against Israel becoming a nation. You will learn how he responded to the challenge.

You will read how Harry kept his word to Eddie about helping the Jewish Holocaust survivors that endured the terrible ordeals of World War II. Harry and Eddie’s friendship changed the world as they had a historic part in the creation of the modern nation of Israel. They had learned through the experiences they shared to trust one another. They were men that cared deeply about building a better world.

Harry and Eddie: The Friendship that Changed the World is about encouraging people through the examples of Harry and Eddie to step up to the plate in situations where they can make a difference.

About the Author

Beverly Joan Boulware is a literacy specialist that has taught elementary children and middle grades learners. She encourages them to understand and use language through reading, classroom discussion and creative writing. Her love of words and books are evidenced by her enthusiastic teaching, numerous presentations at educational conferences and scholarly publications in literacy journals. Dr. Boulware received her Doctorate degree in Reading Education from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Presently she is a Professor of Literacy Education at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee where she teaches graduate and undergraduate classes in the College of Education.

Book Details

Author: Beverly Joan Boulware
Publisher: Harry & Eddie Publishing LLC
Language: English
ISBN Print: 978-0-9966218-0-9
ISBN eBook: 978-0-9966218-1-6
ISBN ePDF: 978-0-9966218-2-3
Format: Softback, 48 Pages
Size: 6 X 9
Retail: $7.99
Distribution: BookMasters
Release Date: September, 22, 2015
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