The Jersey Brothers

The Jersey Brothers

A Missing Naval Officer in the Pacific and His Family's Quest to Bring Him Home

Large Print - 2017
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They are three brothers, all Navy men, who end up coincidentally and extraordinarily at the epicenter of three of the waŕђةs most crucial moments. Bill is picked by Roosevelt to run his first Map Room in Washington. Benny is the gunnery and anti-aircraft officer on the USS Enterprise, one of the only carriers to escape Pearl Harbor and by the end of 1942 the last one left in the Pacific to defend against the Japanese. Barton, the youngest and least distinguished of the three, is shuffled off to the Navy Supply Corps because his mother wants him out of harḿђةs way. But this protection plan backfires when Barton is sent to the Philippines and listed as missing-in-action after a Japanese attack. Now it is up to Bill and Benny to find and rescue him. Based on ten years of research drawn from archives around the world, interviews with fellow shipmates and POWs, and primary sources including diaries, unpublished memoirs, and letters half-forgotten in basements, The Jersey Brothers is a remarkable story of agony and triumph́ђؤfrom the home front to Roosevelt́ђةs White House, and Pearl Harbor to Midway and Bataan. It is the story, written with intimate, novelistic detail, of an ordinary young man who shows extraordinary courage as the Japanese do everything short of killing him. And it is, above all, a story of brotherly love: of three men finding their loyalty to each other tested under the tortures of waŕђؤand knowing that their success or failure to save their youngest brother will shape their family forever. -- from Amazon.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, 2017
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9781410498649
1410498646
Branch Call Number: L 940.54 FRE
Characteristics: pages cm

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