The 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 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

  • Title: The Jersey Brothers: A Missing Naval Officer in the Pacific and His Family's Quest to Bring Him Home
  • Author: Sally Mott Freeman
  • ISBN: 9781501104145
  • Page: 242
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 firsThe 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drawn from archives around the world, interviews with fellow shipmates and POWs, and primary sources including diaries, unpublished memoirs, and letters half forgotten in basements, The Jersey Brothers is a remarkable story of agony and triumph from the home front to Roosevelt s White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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    1. Sally Mott Freeman Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the The Jersey Brothers: A Missing Naval Officer in the Pacific and His Family's Quest to Bring Him Home book, this is one of the most wanted Sally Mott Freeman author readers around the world.

    2. 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 of its matriarch Helen Cross, her second husband Arthur, and their three sons and one daughter. The story revolves around the experiences of the sons, the first two of which are children of Helen and [...]

    3. THE JERSEY BROTHERS: A Missing Naval Officer in the Pacific and His Family's Quest to Bring Him Home. BY SALLY MOTT FREEMANThis 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 Mott, Bill Mott and Arthur Barton Cross, Jr. This is the story of brotherly love, honor, the quest to bring Barton home. A memoir so epic in scope drawn on ten years of research culled from sources all ov [...]

    4. 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 their actions. The book deserves a wide audience and is crying out to be made into a netflix-type series or hollywood blockbuster.

    5. 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 WWII and naval war history.

    6. 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.

    7. 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 about, but the author has insured that her young uncle will never be forgotten. I read parts of the book several times, the writing was so good and the tale so moving. I also enjoyed the end notes docume [...]

    8. 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 must have been done by the author.

    9. 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, but I can't wait for her next project! Besides learning about her uncles' military careers, you also gain insight into other military and government leaders: FDR, Truman, Churchill, MacArthur,Nimitz, H [...]

    10. 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, , , Barnes and Noble and my history book review blog. I also posted it to my Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google Plus pages.I requested this book as I have read a great deal about the World War II and the description presented something that I had not read about. This is the first book b [...]

    11. 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 prisoner in the fall of the Philippines, and his fate obsesses the the whole family (except perhaps younger sister Rosemary) for the rest of the war. Barton's mother got on my nerves, with her favoritism [...]

    12. World War II is a favorite era for me; print or film. There are many wonderful authors bringing true and fictionalized tales of WWII to life. Mott Freeman joins the crowd with this debut work. To coin a phrase, she has a horse in this race seeing the three brothers are her family members. This is a big book, and it is well researched; but it reads more like fiction than a history text. That is what makes it stand out to me. Conversations, points of view, assumed opinions of the people in the sto [...]

    13. This is a phenomenal book, in part because of the characters' real-life experiences and in part because of Sally Freeman's fantastic writing style. For history lovers, the places and events witnessed by the Jersey Brothers are unparalleled. From FDR's war room, to the USS Enterprise and nearly every major Pacific battle and landing, to being one of the many remaining prisoners after the infamous escape from Davao prison camp, Benny, Bill, and Barton witnessed nearly everything that could be witn [...]

    14. Advance Reading Copy,Simon & Schuster via NetGalley.Those of us in the generation born to veterans of WW II-Baby Boomers-heard from the source stories of battles won and lost,bickering over favorite generals,pain,suffering and loss. Sally Mott Freeman's " The Jersy Brothers" is similar to that in that it is centered on her father and his two brothers. Exceptionally well written and meticulously researched, Freeman tells the tale of the brothers-all Navy men, well connected and fast risers du [...]

    15. I really enjoyed this book. The author's personal connection to the three men around whom the story revolves makes for an intriguing mix.I thought that the book created genuine suspense, saving the resolution to the very end. I was so taken by the story line, that I didn't look at the photos for fear that they might spoil the ending for me. The focus on the two brothers who were trying to find the third brother really added some dimensions to my understanding of WW2. The White House Map Room was [...]

    16. This is a real life story of three brothers who played important roles in World War II and their attempts to save their youngest brother who became a P.O.W. This was a very eye-opening book that gave me unknown insight into events that occurred during W.W. II. It was interesting reading about the growth in character of the youngest brother during his incarceration and the way he became a role model to his other fellow P.O.W. friends. The mistakes made during the war that led to his incarceration [...]

    17. After reading a review of history books I bought this and Last Hope Island at the same time. I am giving both 5 stars. Like Last Hope Island, this gives an account of individual lives caught up in the Second World War. Three brothers from New Jersey. And all three played very significant parts in the war. They were all in the Navy. One was aboard the Enterprise before and during the first part of the war, right in the thick of the fighting, including close to Pearl Harbor when it was bombed by t [...]

    18. This was a very touching novel about 3 brothers, all in the US Navy and the ordeal of trying to get one of the brothers home who was a POW. The author did a great job helping you get to know the Cross brothers (Benny Bill and Barton) as well as the pain and suffering the parents went through with not knowing the fate of their son, Barton. Highly recommend

    19. For me this is an awesome book - written well, true and very interesting!My own father was Army Air Corp during WWII in the European .I wish he was here to talk with about this, tho this is based on the Pacific Theatre.Much about the power struggle between Douglas MacArthur and Admiral Nimitz, biased toward the Navy of course.Now I have to find something to read about Douglas MacArthur - to get both sides of the story!I HIGHLY recommend is you are interested in this period of history - not for t [...]

    20. This book was a fantastic read! It is the amazing, true story of three brothers whose close-knit bond with one another, along with a remarkable love of country, each play a significant role during crucial moments of WWII. The three brothers, Bill, Benny, and Barton are each Navy officers prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor and the United States entry into WWII. Bill is running the first Map Room in Washington D.C. for President Roosevelt, Benny is a gunnery and anti-aircraft officer on the USS [...]

    21. Ordinarily, divorce might be expected to tear a family apart. Especially a divorce like that of Sally Mott Freeman’s grandmother Helen in the 1920’s when divorce wasn’t something “nice people” commonly did. Wouldn’t Benny and Bill Mott, Helen’s sons from her first marriage, resent her second husband? And wouldn’t they still more resent the status of Helen’s son from that later marriage, Barton Cross, “a spoiled child for whom no indulgence was too great,” as Freeman writes [...]

    22. I ordinarily would not read a history of any war or any part of it. I've read a few war novels and that's been good enough for me. But there was something about this true story that drew me to it and I could not put it down. Sally Mott Freeman writes the story of her father and his two brothers as though it were a novel. We are left hanging on the outcome until the very last pages of the book. Long before I got to that point, I was so caught up with the three brothers, their commitment during Wo [...]

    23. Excellent read about 3 brothers in WWII. Everyone should read about their experiences during that time.A very powerful read and the characters will stay with you long after the book is finished

    24. I received this novel for review from Simon Schuster Canada.This novel is a story of agony and triumph. About three brothers and their part in the Second World War. I know a lot about world history, and the Second World War. But the way this novel was written, made me feel as if I was just learning about it all first had: from the way that the authors voice came out to the way the brothers behaved. It was truly breathtaking to read. I enjoyed ever heartfelt moment of it all. And I couldn't get e [...]

    25. Excellent read! Must for anyone who wants to learn more about WW11 and the atrocities our soldiers suffered as prisoners of war.

    26. Since I was a teenager many years ago, I have loved mystery stories. I enjoyed solving "who done it". The deaths in my mysteries no matter how horrible are paper deaths. This novels contains thousand upon thousand of real deaths of young men and women some barely out of their teens, some still there. Many could have been avoided but for the egos, jealousies, infighting and just plain poor leadership of many of our "military" in charge. This same refrain I find to be true in any war story I have [...]

    27. I really liked The Jersey Brothers: A Missing Naval Officer in the Pacific and His Family's Quest to Bring Him Home by Sally Mott Freeman. Freeman's father was one of The Jersey Brothers and her personal connection to the events made the story really come alive. I felt the pain the mother of the Mott brothers went through - you could feel her anguish and anger at times. My heart was in my throat so many times while reading the book. I cried during the last chapter. Reading the letters the soldie [...]

    28. If you like stories of familial love and loyalty, were gripped by Unbroken and/or Flags of Our Fathers, and are a passionate lover of WWII tales, then this book is for you. The three Mott brothers, Bill, Benny, and Barton grow up on the Jersey shore with an 'interesting' mother, a deep love for the Navy, and equally challenging childhoods and youths. When WWII hits, Benny's Naval years place him as head gunner on the storied Enterprise carrier, Bill becomes the head of the map room in FDR's Whit [...]

    29. “The Jersey Brothers” eBook was published in 2017 and was written by Sally Mott Freeman. This is Ms. Freeman’s only publication. I received an ARC of this novel through netgalley in return for a fair and honest review. I categorize this novel as ‘R’ because it contains scenes of Violence and Mature Language. This true story takes place during the years of World War II. It tells of three brothers who all served in the US Navy.The two older brothers, Benny and Bill, were Annapolis gradua [...]

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