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Book signing of biographical novel to be held

British author Robbie James Slaughter comes back to where it all began. His book, “For God, For Country . . . For Love,” has already been launched in the United Kingdom and is receiving excellent reviews, but it will have its U.S. launch in West Point and Saluda. 

Written as a biographical novel, the book grips the reader from the very start and follows the life of Dalton Roy Slaughter, who was born at Church View, Middlesex County in 1919.  A farm boy and member of Wares Church, Slaughter grew up believing that one day he would marry a local girl, settle down, and work his own farm. But fate had its own ideas, and WWII threw his plans into chaos. Drafted into the 116th Regiment, (29th Infantry Division), Slaughter found himself storming Omaha Beach on D-Day.

The book’s portrayal of the battle for Normandy is seen through Slaughter’s eyes. Equally moving, is the portrayal of the social influences of the day and Slaughter’s romance with a young English girl.

Slaughter’s son Robbie is the author of the book and spent nine years researching and writing the story. It is a labor of love as described by some, one which has seen him retrace his father’s footsteps and interview many, many people along the way.

Book signings will take place in West Point at the West Point Business Center on the corner of Main Street and 7th Street on Saturday, May 4, from 2-6 p.m. and at the Middlesex County Museum, 777 General Puller Highway, Saluda, on Wednesday, May 8, from 1-3 p.m. Refreshments will be served. All U.S. proceeds from book sales go to the Wounded Warrior Project.

posted 05.02.2013

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