The Jersey Brothers: A Missing Naval Officer in the Pacific and His Family's Quest to Bring Him Home by Sally Mott Freeman

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Read The Jersey Brothers: A Missing Naval Officer in the Pacific and His Family's Quest to Bring Him Home Online Free - 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drawn from archives around the world, interviews with fellow shipmates and POWs, and primary sources including diaries, unpublished memoirs, and letters half-forgotten in basements, The Jersey Brothers is a remarkable story of agony and triumph—from the home front to Roosevelt’s White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.

Title : The Jersey Brothers: A Missing Naval Officer in the Pacific and His Family's Quest to Bring Him Home
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ISBN : 1501104144
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 608 pages


Steven rated it ★★★★☆

May 22, 2017

Sally Mott Freeman’s first book, THE JERSEY BROTHERS: A MISSING NAVAL OFFICER IN THE PACIFIC AND HIS FAMILY’S QUEST TO BRING HIM HOME is an interesting study in family dynamics and how military strategy and policy was implemented during World War II. The somewhat dysfunctional family is made up o...

Karen rated it ★★★★★

February 23, 2017

THE JERSEY BROTHERS: A Missing Naval Officer in the Pacific and His Family's Quest to Bring Him Home. BY SALLY MOTT FREEMAN This stunning accomplished memoir is written by the daughter Bill Mott, who was the middle brother that comprise who The Jersey Brothers are. The Jersey brother's are Benny M...

Alicia rated it ★★★★★

May 23, 2017

If you like non-fiction written like a novel this book may appeal to you. I love learning history through storytelling and the author gave me great insight into the events in the Pacific during WW2 whilst she unfolded the poignant story of her relatives wartime experiences and the consequences of...

Nissa rated it ★★★★★

June 02, 2017

Touching! I learned so much by reading this book. I am better versed with the European Theater side of WWII, so learning more about the Pacific Theater side of the war was interesting to me. A truly amazing story that was well researched and written. I recommend this book to anyone interested in...

Yibbie rated it ★☆☆☆☆

August 22, 2017

I didn’t get very far into this book. I quit before I figured out how they were able to put the private thoughts of the Uncle they never met down on paper. I quite for my usual reason: foul language. I received a free ARC of this book from NetGalley and Simon & Schuster.

Sarah rated it ★★★★★

June 04, 2017

Thrilling, wrenching, riveting story set in the Pacific theater of WWII and FDR's map room told by the daughter and niece of the three Jersey brothers of the title. The sufferings of the youngest brother, captured by the Japanese in the Philippines at the outset of the war, are difficult to read...

Neil rated it ★★★★★

January 05, 2017

I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review. A brilliant Memoir of three brothers and there journey through the Second World War. This is a real page turner that reads more like a novel than a Memoir of the three brothers and their parents. I cannot believe the research that...

David rated it ★★★★★

February 01, 2017

Received as an ARC from the publisher. Excellent, well-researched; reads like fiction but it's all so true. Written by the niece of the three brothers. This is apparently her first book, and she's got one heck of a career ahead of her as a non-fiction author. This book won't be out until May 2017...

Casey rated it ★★★★☆

May 22, 2017

I received a free Kindle copy of The Jersey Brothers by Sally Mott Freeman courtesy of Net Galley and Simon and Schuster, the publisher. It was with the understanding that I would post a review to Net Galley, Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and my history book review blog. I also posted it to...

Christina rated it ★★★★★

June 02, 2017

Wow. In this excellent, often unputdownable book, Sally Mott Freeman has done her research on both family history and WWII history in the Pacific. The titular "Jersey Brothers" are Freeman's father and two uncles, serving in the Navy in different capacities. The youngest, Barton Cross, gets taken...

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