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THE DEVIL WITHIN - By Alan H. Stein with Cynthia Stein

[from the rear cover}    "In each of us there is a dark side that we are unaware of. It lies deep within the psyche. This is the story of Eugene Stone, a 17-year-old kid from New York who unknowingly awakens a force from within that he calls upon and assumes is God. Eugene starts as young, innocent boy headed to an environment that will change him forever: World War II.
   As a young paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division, Eugene repeatedly makes a bargain with the force he calls "God, "promising, "Let me live, and I will fight all of your wars until I am no longer physically capable." As each conflict passes, this once-handsome young boy hardens in heart and soul, visible in his face and the stare in his eyes. His anger and joy are almost one and the same. With whom did he really make his bargain? God or the Devil?
   Allan Stein was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1924. At the age of 17, he joined the military serving in the Navy and then the Army as a paratrooper with the 1/508* Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division. As a young Jewish soldier during WWII, he helped defend the famous Nijmegen Bridge, in Holland, often remembered in the movie, "The Bridge Too Par". His valiant war efforts rewarded him a Bronze Star and two Purple Heart medals, one of which was the result of an explosion leaving him permanently disabled. After WWII, he worked for The Bureau of Indian Affairs teaching art and later returning to Europe with The Department of the Defense as an Education Services Officer. He retired from government service in 1988 at Fort Eustis Virginia. He currently resides in Virginia with his wife Phyllis. They have three children, Robert, Cynthia and Susan. He is a member of the Jewish War Veterans, Disabled American Veterans, Military Order of the Purple Heart, American Legion and National Museum of American Jewish Military History. at
   Cynthia Stein, co-author, and daughter, was bom in Riverside, California in 1964. She entered the United States Army in 1989 and is a veteran of Desert Storm. She is a member of the Jewish War Veterans, American Legion, National Museum of American Jewish Military History (NMAJMH), and the Women's Memorial in Washington, DC. She is married to MAJ Troy Rader, a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom."

ISBN: 1-4137-1570-2.  This book available on-line at BarnesandNoble.com

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