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Author Edmonds, Chris (Christopher Waring), 1957- author.

Title No surrender : a father, a son, and an extraordinary act of heroism that continues to live on today / Chris Edmonds and Douglas Century.

Publication Info. San Francisco : HarperOne, [2019]

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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Edmonds,R EDM    Available
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Edition First edition.
Description 347 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "Part contemporary detective story, part World War II historical narrative, No Surrender is the inspiring true story of Roddie Edmonds, a Knoxville-born enlistee who risked his life during the final days of World War II to save others from murderous Nazis, and the lasting effects his actions had on thousands of lives--then and now. Captured in the Battle of the Bulge, Master Sergeant Roddie Edmonds was the highest-ranking American soldier at Stalag IXA, a prisoner of war camp near Ziegenhain, Germany. A native of Knoxville, Tennessee, Roddie was a simple, soft-spoken man of deep inner strength and unwavering Christian faith. Though he was driven to the limits of endurance, Roddie refused to succumb to Nazi brutality toward the Jewish-American GIs with whom he was serving. Through his inspiring leadership and bravery Roddie saved the lives of hundreds of U.S. infantrymen in those perilous final days of the Second World War. His fearless actions continue to reverberate today. Growing up, Pastor Chris Edmonds knew little of his father's actions in the war. To learn the truth, he followed a trail of clues, a journey that spanned seven decades and linked a sprawling cast of heroes, both known and unknown, from every corner of the country."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Edmonds, Roddie (Roderick Waring), 1919-1985.
Stalag IX A -- Biography.
United States. Army. Infantry Regiment, 422nd -- Biography.
Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust -- Germany.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, German.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Jewish.
Prisoners of war -- United States -- Biography.
Prisoners of war -- Germany -- Biography.
Germany -- Ethnic relations.
Added Author Century, Douglas, author.
ISBN 9780062905017 (hardcover)
0062905015 (hardcover)
9780062944825 (large print)

 
    
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