The Jersey brothers : a missing naval officer in the Pacific and his family's quest to bring him home
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New York : Simon & Schuster, 2017.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Physical Desc
xiv, 588 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Status
Round Rock Public Library - Adult (2nd floor)  1 available
NF 923.5 CROSS 2017

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Book
Language
English
ISBN
1501104144, 9781501104145

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Maps on endpapers.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 565-574) and index.
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Documents the extraordinary story of three brothers in World War II, describing the rescue mission launched by the elder two when their youngest brother was declared missing in action in the Philippines. "They are three brothers, all navy men, who end up coincidentally and extraordinarily at the epicenter of three of World War II's most crucial moments. Bill is tapped by Franklin D. Roosevelt to run the first Map Room in Washington. Benny is the gunnery and antiaircraft officer on the USS Enterprise, one of the only ships to escape Pearl Harbor and, by the end of 1942, the last aircraft carrier left in the Pacific to defend against the Japanese. Barton, the youngest, gets a plum commission in the Navy Supply Corps because his mother wants him out of harm's 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 rescue him. Based on ten years of research drawn from archives around the world, interviews with fellow shipmates and POWs, and letters half-forgotten in basements, The Jersey Brothers whisks readers from America's front porches to Roosevelt's White House, from Pearl Harbor to Midway and Bataan, and from the Pacific battlefronts to the stately home of a fierce New Jersey mother. At its heart The Jersey Brothers is a family story, written by one of its own in intimate, novelistic detail. It is a remarkable tale of agony and triumph; of an ordinary young man who shows extraordinary courage as the enemy does everything short of killing him; and of brotherly love tested under the tortures of war."--Jacket.
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2017-05-23,TB

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Freeman, S. M. (2017). The Jersey brothers: a missing naval officer in the Pacific and his family's quest to bring him home (First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.). Simon & Schuster.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Freeman, Sally Mott. 2017. The Jersey Brothers: A Missing Naval Officer in the Pacific and His Family's Quest to Bring Him Home. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Freeman, Sally Mott. The Jersey Brothers: A Missing Naval Officer in the Pacific and His Family's Quest to Bring Him Home New York: Simon & Schuster, 2017.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Freeman, Sally Mott. The Jersey Brothers: A Missing Naval Officer in the Pacific and His Family's Quest to Bring Him Home First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition., Simon & Schuster, 2017.

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