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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Julie Phend  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction


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Illinois Connection

Phend taught language arts in Naperville, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Julie Phend holds a BA in English and Theater from Valparaiso University and an MS in education from the University of Wisconsin. While teaching in Naperville, Illinois she met WWII veteran Stanley Edwards when he spoke to her students about his expeiences in the war. As a reslut, they collaborated on a book titled ''D-Day and Beyond: A True Story of Escape and POW Survival''. Phend travels to schools, veterans' events, and book clubs to speak about the book and Stanley Edwards' remarkable story.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

D-Day and beyond :
ISBN: 1572493623. OCLC Number: 55682152

Burd Street Press,. .

"D-Day and Beyond is the true story of WWII veteran Stanley E. Edwards, Jr. A C47 pilot with the 82nd Airborne Division, Stanley was just twenty-two on D-Day when his job was to drop paratroopers in Normandy, France. Instead, his plane was shot down and he was forced to jump." "Separated from his crew, he joined other paratroopers trying to fight their way back to the American lines. In the process they were captured by Nazis but managed to escape. Stanley Edwards was captured and escaped twice more before he was finally caught and sent to Stalag Luft III, a prison camp in Germany. There he learned to survive as a POW, made lifelong friends, and learned some of the most important lessons in life."--Jacket.