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The Jersey brothers: a missing naval officer in the Pacific and his family's quest to bring him home

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Publisher:
Simon & Schuster,
Pub. Date:
[2017]
Edition:
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Language:
English
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The extraordinary, real-life adventure of three brothers at the center of the most dramatic turning points of World War II and their mad race to change history--and save one of their own. They are three brothers, all Navy men, who end up coincidentally and extraordinarily at the epicenter of three of the war's 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 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 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drawn from archives around the world, interviews with fellow shipmates and POWs, and primary sources including diaries, unpublished memoirs, and letters half-forgotten in basements, The Jersey Brothers is a remarkable story of agony and triumph--from the home front to Roosevelt's White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 war--and knowing that their success or failure to save their youngest brother will shape their family forever.
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display_description 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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subject_facet Cross family, Cross, Barton, -- 1918-1945, Cross, Helen, -- 1883-1966, Mott, William C., -- 1911-1997, Prisoners of war -- Philippines -- Biography, United States. -- Navy -- Officers -- Biography, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Philippines, World War, 1939-1945 -- Concentration camps -- Philippines, World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, Japanese, World War, 1939-1945 -- Washington (D.C.)
title_display The Jersey brothers : a missing naval officer in the Pacific and his family's quest to bring him home
title_full The Jersey brothers : a missing naval officer in the Pacific and his family's quest to bring him home / Sally Mott Freeman
title_short The Jersey brothers :
title_sub a missing naval officer in the Pacific and his family's quest to bring him home
topic_facet Campaigns, Concentration camps, Cross family, Cross, Barton, Cross, Helen, Mott, William C, Officers, Prisoners and prisons, Japanese, Prisoners of war, World War, 1939-1945