Liberation: My Father's Long Journey from War to Peace [Paperback Edition]

Liberation: My Father's Long Journey from War to Peace [Paperback Edition]
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Also available as a Hardcover edition

By Paul F. Isaacs
6 x 9 inches
234 pages
Published by First Edition Memoirs,
Lexington, KY
ISBN 978-1-953058-20-1

Sam Isaacs's life journey took him from childhood poverty in the Great Depression, to the horrors of combat in World War II, to the good life he built after the war as a respected banker and devoted family man.

Liberation is the story of how Sam finally made peace with his war experiences by returning, decades later, to the French town he had helped liberate in 1944. There, hailed as a hero and embraced as a friend, he truly understood that he and his embattled comrades had, through their sacrifice, brought lasting joy, peace, and freedom to a desperate people.

Lt. Sam Isaacs liberated the people of Dreux. Exactly fifty years later, they liberated him in return.

About the Authors

Paul Isaacs was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and grew up in Science Hill and Somerset, Kentucky. He graduated from Somerset High School, Union College, and the University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law and was admitted to the Kentucky Bar Association in 1969. In 1973, he began a career in Kentucky state government as a public defender. He worked in government until his retirement in 1999, serving as state public advocate, commissioner of Kentucky State Police, secretary of the Kentucky Justice Cabinet, and director of the Administrative Office of the Courts.

After retiring from state government, Paul was elected circuit judge for the 14th Judicial Circuit of Kentucky, where he served until 2018. Today, he and Anna, his wife of more than 50 years, live on a 300-acre farm in northern Scott County and race Thoroughbreds. Liberation is his first book.

Sarah Jane Herbener is a native of Lexington, Kentucky, and a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and the University of Kentucky. As owner and personal historian at First Edition Memoirs, she helps people tell and preserve their life stories and those of their loved ones. She also owns the editing house Savvy Communication. Liberation is Sarah Jane's ninth memoir as a personal historian. She's also the author of The Torqués: A History, published in 2018.

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