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Publisher's Summary

The war happened, but only Bobby Booclear remembers it. It lasted less than a day but, in less than six hours, an 11-year-old boy became a war criminal. In Westchester County, New York. It's that kind of story. And Bobby is, finally, telling his version of what happened on that day, in 1954. In a rousing tale filled with cap guns, spin-the-bottle, flavored ice cubes, water bombs, fireworks, and more hammy death scenes than your parents would ever let you watch when you were little, first-time author Bob Nick Shields re-creates a long-ago summer and the thrill of innocence in a funny and touching fictional account of what it was like to be a kid before every family had a television.
©2014 Bob Nick Shields (P)2014 Bob Nick Shields
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5 out of 5 stars
By HV Jones on 12-20-15

Blast from the Past

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Damn good book and well read.

What did you like best about this story?

The innocence of the characters and the ability of the narrator to bring the characters to life.

Which scene was your favorite?

Roof top "Court Martial"

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

To hell and back before lunch.

Any additional comments?

David Winograd many thanks for a job well done and the memories.Nick Shields picked the right man for the job.Great story and perfect voice for the plot. David you are a true story teller.Excellent pacing and great characterization really added life to the story.Loved the "roof top" Court Martial.What a nice way to spend 2 plus hours on a lazy day.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Robbi Perna, Ph.D. - Author and Lecturer on 11-17-15

A charming little story

If you could sum up The Great Big War in three words, what would they be?

Relives childhood memories

What does David Winograd bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

David's narration brings a different spin on the "voices" of the characters than one hears inside his/her own mind when just reading the dialog.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

War, Peace, and Koolaid

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