A sequel to Paul, Betty, and Pearl (Volume I of the trilogy, Paul's Three Wars), this volume takes the Van Vliet family through the late 1940s, the Korean War, and the McCarthy Era. Paul, Betty, and Rosalie must deal with child molestation, post-partum depression, bureaucratic infighting in the Pentagon, Paul's service in combat in Korea, and a false accusation of pro-communist behavior during the witch-hunt era, from 1951 through 1954.
Karl Larew is a retired history professor specializing in military history. He has served in the U.S. Army as an intelligence officer and as a civilian historian. He lives in southern Pennsylvania with his wife and cat.