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As one of the first dependents to be sent overseas at the end of WWII, eight-year old Marilyn Celeste Morris received her very own orders from The War Department.

From Seoul, Korea to Linz, Austria, she traversed the globe from 1938 to 1958 with her Army Officer father, mother and younger brothers. Between assignments in the primitive world of the Far East, to the sublime luxury of exploring castles in Bavaria, the family shuttled between the various Stateside Forts: Bragg, Bliss, Hood and Sill.

Sometimes hilarious, sometimes gut-wrenchingly sad, her narrative is part travelogue, part therapy session. She still cries at “Taps” and stands tall when the colors pass; yet she realizes she carries an odd mixture of pride and resentment over her nomadic way of life.

Her conclusion, however, is that she wouldn't have had it any other way.
The review of this Book prepared by Marilyn Celeste Morris



As one of the first dependents to be sent overseas at the end of WWII, eight-year old Marilyn Celeste Morris received her very own orders from The War Department.

From Seoul, Korea to Linz, Austria, she traversed the globe from 1938 to 1958 with her Army Officer father, mother and younger brothers. Between assignments in the primitive world of the Far East, to the sublime luxury of exploring castles in Bavaria, the family shuttled between the various Stateside Forts: Bragg, Bliss, Hood and Sill.

Sometimes hilarious, sometimes gut-wrenchingly sad, her narrative is part travelogue, part therapy session. She still cries at “Taps” and stands tall when the colors pass; yet she realizes she carries an odd mixture of pride and resentment over her nomadic way of life.

Her conclusion, however, is that she wouldn't have had it any other way.

Once a Brat, Always a Brat.

The review of this Book prepared by Marilyn Celeste Morris








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Plot & Themes

Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Kids:    -   general coming of age story job/profession:    -   soldier, infantry Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+    -   1900+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   American

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Germany Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   South Korea (good!) Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion    -   moving train    -   fort/military installation Century:    -   1930's-1950's

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   thoughtful    -   like laughing If this is a kid's book:    -   Age 16-Adult Pictures/Illustrations?    -   More 6-10 B&W    -   More in color 6-10 How much dialogue in bio?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog    -   little dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   26-50% of book    -   51%-75% of book

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