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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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This extraordinary adventure of three brothers at the center of the most dramatic turning points of World War II is "liable to break the hearts of Unbroken fans, and it's all true" ( The New York Times ). 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, a naval intelligence officer, is tapped by FDR to set up and run his secret map room in the White House basement. Benny is the gunnery and antiaircraft officer on USS Enterprise , one of the few ships to escape Pearl Harbor and, by the end of 1942, the only 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 Manila and listed as wounded and missing after a Japanese attack. Now it is up to Bill and Benny to find and rescue him... Based on a decade of research drawn from archives around the world, interviews with fellow shipmates and POWs, and half-forgotten letters stashed away in attics, The Jersey Brothers is "a captivating tour-de-force" ( San Antonio Express-News ) that whisks readers from America's front porches to Roosevelt's White House to the battlefronts of the Pacific. But 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. " The Jersey Brothers shines in singularity. A blend of history, family saga and family questions, Freeman's book [is] a winning and moving success, and adds an authoritative entry to the... vast canon of war literature" ( Richmond Times Dispatch) .
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display_description"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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Cross, Helen, -- 1883-1966
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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 -- Prisons and prisoners, Japanese
World War, 1939-1945 -- Washington (D.C.)
title_displayThe Jersey brothers : a missing naval officer in the Pacific and his family's quest to bring him home
title_fullThe Jersey Brothers A Missing Naval Officer in the Pacific and His Family's Quest to Bring Him Home
The Jersey brothers : a missing naval officer in the Pacific and his family's quest to bring him home / Sally Mott Freeman
The Jersey brothers [large print] : a missing naval officer in the Pacific and his family's quest to bring him home / Sally Mott Freeman
title_shortThe Jersey brothers
title_suba missing naval officer in the Pacific and his family's quest to bring him home
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Campaigns
Concentration camps
Cross, Barton
Cross, Helen
History
Military
Mott, William C
Nonfiction
Officers
Prisoners of war
Prisons and prisoners, Japanese
World War, 1939-1945