It’s been nearly a year since Ross Greene of Peachtree City published “A Fortress and a Legacy,” a well-received biographical novel featuring the World War II aviator uncle for whom he was named.
After traveling all over the United States, the United Kingdom, and parts of Western Europe learning about and talking about the War, this weekend he will set up camp in his own hometown at World War II Heritage Days promoting his book, talking with veterans about their own wartime experiences, and inspiring others to research and learn from their own families’ connection to World War II.
The book, which Greene researched and wrote for six years, follows the life of B-17 bombardier Ross W “Bud” Perrin, who died when his aircraft was downed over Germany in December 1944. Perrin would never meet his daughter Rosalind, Green’s cousin. It was after Rosalind found over a thousand preserved letters written between her mother and late father that Greene was inspired to find out what really happened to his uncle.
The book was a gift of sorts to his cousin, to finally know more about her father.
“I believe I have done a good job of bringing the hero to life so people can connect with him,” Greene says of his book.
Greene is not the only one saying this of his efforts. “A Fortress and a Legacy” has received positive reviews and praise from many WWII veterans and historians.
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