Pros: Shows a very personal side of those who served and were served by the canteen.
Cons: It's short, only 260 pages.
Bob Greene's done it again with Once Upon a Town, a very moving tribute to a canteen for soldiers going to and returning from WWII. While the North Platte Nebraska canteen is the backdrop, the real story here is the people who volunteered their time to make the soldier's time here as close to home as possible. Greene interviewed a number of both volunteers and the soldiers who came through there and all remember the canteen as one of the fondest memories of a very difficult period in their lives. Once Upon a Town is a very quick and enjoyable read and if you like any of Bob Greene's previous works, don't miss this. I highly recommend it.