"JR Sharp, in his novel, Feeding the Enemy , artfully blends, in the rich tradition of oral history, his family’s most intimate recollections of living under the grip of fascism with a highly accessible chronicle of the brutality and devastation of World War II. His skill and flexibility as a storyteller is revealed in this historiographical narrative that boldly recounts events in a small northern Italian village from the one true perspective, that of the common man. His people’s history point of view counters the conservative, elite polemic that dominates history while enfranchising the personal bonds of family to the past. History from below at its finest."
Dr. Alan S. Canestrari, Professor of History Education, Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI