For Shoulder to Shoulder with History Bob interviewed my father, James “Dink” Billingsby, a WWII vet who served in General Patton’s Army. I expected to read a summary of Q&A with my father but instead found Bob’s writing style to tell a more interesting story that drew me in. Bob wrote how my dad spoke, so the narrative didn’t read like a boring history book. He tied in his own personal memories/family WWII experiences to make his writing more personal and relatable. Instead of just summarizing my father’s answers about his WWII experiences, Bob’s style really captured my father’s personality, the interview itself, and how my father’s experiences made him the man that he became in his later years.

Allison Billingsby