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Welcome to Home Grown Books, a unique bookstore created by authors. Home Grown Books is dedicated to showcasing self-published authors. We offer readers a rare opportunity to discover new talent and to read books not found in traditional bookstores. We also provide a venue for authors to get their self-published books into the hands of the public. All the authors and artists are from or have connections to the Ozarks and represent a wide variety of genres.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

WW II Veteran

From The Kitchen to The Bandstand: Singing My Songs

Author: Billie R. Armstrong arrived on this planet October 9, 1925, in the city of San Diego, California. Like many children of that era, he was part of the Great Depression years. At the age of sixteen, he quit school and got a job to help his mother support his younger bother and sister. In 1942, when he reached the age of seventeen, he joined the U.S. Navy. 

Billie Armstrong now lives in Nixa, Missouri. He is one of the local WW II veterans to visit Washington, D.C. this year as part of the Ozarks Honor Flight program.

Title: From The Kitchen to The Bandstand: Singing My Songs
Genre: Non-fiction/True Life
Books DescriptionFrom The Kitchen to The Bandstand: Singing My Songs is a true story. Bill Armstrong's story covers his family’s hardships during the Great Depression, his struggle to survive the shade less-treeless island in the South Pacific ravaged by WWII to the bright lights of the performing stages of Las Vegas. The book is available at Amazon.com.

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