WWII Photos on Book Covers

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Being snowbound, I have the perfect opportunity to work on my next book of World War II stories. I’m lucky to already have a great book cover designer.

The cover of my latest book, They Did It for Honor: Stories of American WWII Veterans, receives many compliments. Few people know my designer used photos from veterans featured in that very book on the front/back covers.

Clairus Dew’s photo of the C-46 of which he was a flight crew member dominates the top of the front cover.



On the lower half of the front cover is Bill Wellman, a marine who fought at Okinawa. Someone took a photo of him following that battle.



On the back cover at the bottom is a collage of letters and other documents provided to me by veterans in the book, including Charlotte Eisenhart (now deceased).

I hope to work with the same designer and take the same approach.


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What would you like to see on the covers of my next book?

I’m also looking for title ideas—more information involving a contest for prizes for winning titles to follow! Thank a vet today for his/her service to our country!



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