"Over Here, Over There" is a lovingly crafted memoir and tribute to the unforgettable moment in our history when a unique blend of national unity, loyalty and spirit brought Americans together as never before...and never since. Maxine Andrews recalls the USO tours during World War II. Many anecdotes.
Sharing the heyday of the big band era in the 1930s and 1940s, the Andrews sisters - Maxene, Patty and LaVerne - remain American popular music icons. Singing songs such as: "Dont Sit Under the Apple Tree", "Beer Barrel Polka", "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B", their signature song "In Apple Blossom Time" and others of their hits, the trio repeated their peacetime success during a hectic schedule of performances at war bond rallies, military posts and hospitals both at home and overseas. "Over Here, Over There" is also the story of the many other stars--Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Ann Sheridan, Kathryn Grayson, Abbott and Costello, Mickey Rooney, and Glenn Miller, to name only as few--who entertained a combined audience of 161 million servicemen and women in just over 4 years.