A Fortress and A Legacy

A Fortress and a Legacy combines stunning historical accuracy with the pathos of a family torn by war. An exchange of letters between Knoxville native and B-17 bombardier Bud Perrin and his bride, a former Miss America contestant, gives this story heart and soul.

The book captivates readers with its portrayal of the cross-current of personal relationships set against the background of enlistment, training, and execution of bombing missions over continental Europe.


WWII Blog Articles

A FORTRESS AND A LEGACY…A View of the Cost and Value of Freedom

Many WW2 books only chronicle battles, missions and war statistics. The recently published book, A FORTRESS AND A LEGACY, is truly different and early reviews indicate it is not just different, but distinguished and deliciously spellbinding. The author gives an overview of the book in an interview on Knoxville station, WBIR-TV, in the clip that…

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Two Generations of Warriors Reunite…and Connect!

If you can spare 60 seconds to be moved to tears by the reunion of two “boys,” disparate in age but united in mission and love, watch this Food City Ad. I’ve watched it often over the last few months and each time have choked up or been moved to tears. The production is flawless,…

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The Inspiring Battle of Midway

“There are powers far beyond us, plans far beyond what we could have ever thought of, visions far more vast than what we can ever see on our own with our own eyes, there are horizons long gone beyond our own horizons. This is courage- to throw away what is our own that is limited…

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