Once Upon a Town

Once Upon a Town

Sinopsis

During World War II, American soldiers from every city and walk of life rolled through North Platte, Nebraska on troop trains, en route to Europe and the Pacific. The tiny town transformed its modest railroad depot into the North Platte Canteen -- a place where soldiers could enjoy coffee, music, home-cooked food, magazines, and friendly conversation during a stopover that lasted only a few minutes. It provided homesick military personnel with the encouragement they needed to help them through the difficult times ahead. Every day of the war, the Canteen -- staffed and funded entirely by local volunteers from the community of twelve thousand -- was open from 5 a.m. until the last troop train of the day pulled away after midnight. By war's end they provided welcoming words, friendship, and baskets of food to more than six million GIs.

Based on interviews with North Platte residents and the GIs who once passed through, Bob Greene unearths and reveals a classic, lost-in-the-mists-of-time American story of a grateful country honoring its brave and dedicated sons.

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Capítulos

  • Chapter 001

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  • Chapter 002

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  • Chapter 003

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  • Chapter 004

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  • Chapter 005

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  • Chapter 006

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  • Chapter 007

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  • Chapter 008

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  • Chapter 009

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  • Chapter 010

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  • Chapter 011

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  • Chapter 012

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  • Chapter 013

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  • Chapter 014

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  • Chapter 015

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  • Chapter 016

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  • Chapter 017

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  • Chapter 018

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  • Chapter 019

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  • Chapter 020

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  • Chapter 021

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  • Chapter 022

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  • Chapter 025

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  • Chapter 026

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  • Chapter 027

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  • Chapter 028

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  • Chapter 029

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  • Chapter 030

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  • Chapter 031

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  • Chapter 032

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  • Chapter 033

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  • Chapter 035

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  • Chapter 038

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  • Chapter 039

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  • Chapter 040

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  • Chapter 041

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  • Chapter 042

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  • sample

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