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Lee Bryan grew up in military family life while traveling throughout the United States and other countries. Her travels resulted in exposure to multiple cultures and environments. After obtaining her degree in business, Bryan’s work career began in the technology industry, where she held various management positions and again traveled broadly in the United States and internationally. She retired after a twenty-five-year track record of success in the corporate world and currently lives in Arizona with her husband Bill, enjoying her passions as a photographer and genealogy researcher, as well as discovering and documenting family history. Bryan serves as a board member for the Disabled Artists Foundation and holds a certificate in Life Coaching. Currently, she is also pursuing a Master of Arts degree in World War II Studies.
In Miami, Florida, on April 20, 1943, at 2:50 a.m., a young woman, Vera Bryan, jolted awake in a panic from a disturbing dream about her husband. A loud explosion still echoed in her head. Her heart was pounding, and she could feel the heat of flames on her face. A haze of smoke was clouding her vision as she grappled with her fears. She realized then the possible death of her husband, on board
"Above and Below" is the true story of a close encounter between an American and a German across the frigid tumult of the Atlantic Ocean. This historic account pulls from ship logs, war reports and journals to piece together firsthand account of deadly combat faced by both men. When they encounter each other in the Mediterranean Sea, their lives are forever changed.
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