The years of World War II were trying times. If you lived in Europe, survival was nothing short of a miracle. In this gripping novel, the author, a surgeon and Vietnam War veteran, gives the reader a vivid picture of war zones from the viewpoint of three American doctors who volunteer to serve for their country. The doctors, who have worked together in a Philadelphia hospital for several years, make a difficult decision to go overseas to help save American soldiers. They themselves suffer injuries and deal with casualties on their medical staff.
Goodman also provides a view of concentration camps, as one of the doctors is searching for his uncle, a Jewish doctor. As the doctors struggle to survive a traumatic war, they also must deal with family dramas at home and relationships with other medical staff. Dealing with deadly attacks from the Nazis, the doctors, nurses and medics show great determination to save their patients. In the mesmerizing war scenes, the characters draw upon strength and courage that they never knew they had.
In the epilogue, the author describes a Passover Seder, as the next generation shares this tradition with great inspiration from the legacy of their heroic parents.
“None But The Brave” is a novel of strength and determination.