The Last Ring Home A POW's Lasting Legacy of Courage, Love, and Honor in World War II

The Last Ring Home
Auteur: Minter Dial
  • Engels
  • Hardcover
  • 9780995500600
  • Druk: 1
  • november 2016
  • 240 pagina's
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****The Last Ring Home has been officially announced as winner of the Book Excellence Award 2018 in the category of Biography.****

Traveling forty thousand miles and inspiring love and despair in equal measure, Lt. Minter Dial’s lost Annapolis ring altered the lives of many—not just those who gazed upon its blue stone.

The subject of an award-winning documentary film that was broadcast nationally on PBS and History Channel (ANZ), The Last Ring Home is a spellbinding account of one man’s obsession with a family mystery—and the product of decades of research and inquiries. The book relates author Minter Dial’s pursuit of the true story of his namesake, his late grandfather Lt. Minter Dial, USN, a celebrated war hero whose suffering and trauma nearly buried his memory forever.

A prisoner of the Japanese in the Philippines after the fall of Bataan and Corregidor, Lt. Dial discovered the cruelest meaning of the Bushido code. Moments before he was killed, he gave his treasured Naval Academy ring to a friend. In the ensuing chaos, it disappeared.

Armed with a passion for history and a desire to uncover his grandfather’s legacy, Dial’s epic quest for the ring transports him to prisoner-of-war memorials and ex-POW conventions, military and press archives, and the homes of those affected by the Second World War across the world.

Sweeping as far back as the American Civil War, The Last Ring Home combines rigorous research with more than one hundred interviews with experts, survivors, and descendants of the Greatest Generation to tell the powerful story of American prisoners of war in the Pacific.

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Hardcover
Druk
1
Verschijningsdatum
november 2016
Afmetingen
Afmeting: 22,5 x 14,5 x 2,1 cm
Aantal pagina's
240 pagina's
Illustraties
Nee

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Auteur(s)
Minter Dial
Uitgever
Myndset Press

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EAN
9780995500600

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Extra groot lettertype
Nee
Gewicht
440 g
Studieboek
Ja
Verpakking breedte
98 mm
Verpakking hoogte
220 mm
Verpakking lengte
220 mm

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