Tribute to the Greatest Generation

Called to Arms… Again

By Jeff Salter

“Grit doesn’t fade away… it just becomes crusty.”

With harrowing elements right out of today’s headlines, this story reaches back into the sturdy heartbeat of people raised during the Depression and tested during World War II.  Though the old uniforms haven’t fit in many decades, their resilient spirits still have that same intensity which helped save democracy.

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Needing only a fresh angle to write her Veteran’s Day special, Kelly discovers first-hand that the Greatest Generation still has enough grit to fight back.  While all the authorities are occupied during a massive Homeland Security drill, an urban gang of thieves targets an isolated retirement subdivision … figuring the crippled geriatrics would offer no resistance.

Though Kelly’s widowed boyfriend came along only for a post-funeral luncheon, Mitch soon finds himself leading a mis-matched flanking team. Kelly’s good friend Wade has his own assignment, with a home-made mortar and lots of illegal gunpowder.

Maybe it’s difficult to remember everyday things like taking pills, but these octogenarians have never forgotten it was up to them to defend family, home, community, and country.  The outcome of their courageous stand depends on the resolve and resourcefulness of an unlikely ensemble of eccentric elderly neighbors, several American Legion members, and others spanning four generations.

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Only $2.99 in digital formats at

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Called-Arms-Again-J-L-Salter-ebook/dp/B00D3D3O8G/ref=sr_1_10?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1422237131&sr=1-10&pebp=1422239715493&peasin=B00D3D3O8G

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/called-to-arms-again-jl-salter/1115454541?ean=9781492993476

Also available in paperback at both locations (different pricing), as well as in Somerset KY at the Book and CD Hut.

Question:
Do you have a living relative or friend who survived the Great Depression and sacrificed during World War II (whether in uniform  or on the home front)? If you do, buy them this book!

About Jeff Salter

Currently writing romantic comedy, screwball comedy, and romantic suspense. Fourteen completed novels and four completed novellas. Working with three royalty publishers: Clean Reads, Dingbat Publishing, & TouchPoint Press/Romance. "Cowboy Out of Time" -- Apr. 2019 /// "Double Down Trouble" -- June 2018 /// "Not Easy Being Android" -- Feb. 2018 /// "Size Matters" -- Oct. 2016 /// "The Duchess of Earl" -- Jul. 2016 /// "Stuck on Cloud Eight" -- Nov. 2015 /// "Pleased to Meet Me" (novella) -- Oct. 2015 /// "One Simple Favor" (novella) -- May 2015 /// "The Ghostess & MISTER Muir" -- Oct. 2014 /// "Scratching the Seven-Month Itch" -- Sept. 2014 /// "Hid Wounded Reb" -- Aug. 2014 /// "Don't Bet On It" (novella) -- April 2014 /// "Curing the Uncommon Man-Cold -- Dec. 2013 /// "Echo Taps" (novella) -- June 2013 /// "Called To Arms Again" -- (a tribute to the greatest generation) -- May 2013 /// "Rescued By That New Guy in Town" -- Oct. 2012 /// "The Overnighter's Secrets" -- May 2012 /// Co-authored two non-fiction books about librarianship (with a royalty publisher), a chapter in another book, and an article in a specialty encyclopedia. Plus several library-related articles and reviews. Also published some 120 poems, about 150 bylined newspaper articles, and some 100 bylined photos. Worked about 30 years in librarianship. Formerly newspaper editor and photo-journalist. Decorated veteran of U.S. Air Force (including a remote ‘tour’ of duty in the Arctic … at Thule AB in N.W. Greenland). Married; father of two; grandfather of six.
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5 Responses to Tribute to the Greatest Generation

  1. I wish you continued success with this and all of your works, Jeff.

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    • jeff7salter says:

      thanks, Tonette. This one’s special to me because the folks in this generation are passing away at the rate of some 2000 per day

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  2. I really enjoyed this book. I need to check to see if I wrote a review.

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  3. Patricia Kiyono says:

    I need to read this book. Sadly, my two WWII heroes, Dad and Uncle Jim, are both gone.

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