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North Platte Canteen

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Teaser Tuesday

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other Teaser Tuesdays  participants can add the book to their To Read Lists if they like your teasers!

Gradually, word of what was happening in North Platte spread from serviceman to serviceman during the war, and on the long train rides across the country the soldiers came to know that, out there on the Nebraska flatlands, the North Platte Canteen was waiting for them.

Each day of the war–every day of the war–an average of three thousand to five thousand military personnel came through North Platte, and were welcomed to the Canteen.

Once Upon a Town by Bob Greene

a story of two leaders

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Mike Sielski shows how American high school sports–its traditions, its discipline, its passion–helps produce our finest young men and women.

– Phil Sheridan, The Philadelphia Inquirer