In the custom of #1 New York Times bestsellers like Unbroken, Boys at the Boat, Band of Brothers, and Schindler’s List, No Surrender is an unforgettable tale of a father’s unusual acts of valor within the treacherous ultimate days of International Conflict II and a son’s exciting adventure to find them―an epic narrative of bravery, compassion, and religion.
In No Give up, Chris Edmonds tells the inspiring and unforgettable tale of his father, Roddie, a humble American soldier and his unbelievable acts of heroism within the waning days of International Conflict II. Captured at the Combat of the Bulge, Roddie Edmonds was once the very best-rating American solider at Stalag 9A, a POW camp close to Ziegenhain, Germany. A easy, cushy-spoken guy, Roddie was once additionally a person of deep inside energy and unwavering Christian religion. Pushed to the bounds of staying power, he stared down the barrel of his Nazi captor’s pistol and refused to mention which of his fellow prisoners of Conflict had been Jewish, staring evil within the eye and bold the Nazi to shoot. Roddie’s act of defiance spared the lives of as many as 200 Jews and the lives of the infantryman beneath his command.
Inspired through his father’s tale, Chris Edmonds launched into a years-lengthy adventure, interviewing surviving POWs beneath Roddie’s command, and retracing Roddie’s footsteps to be informed approximately his unstated bravery all the way through International Conflict II. Together with New York Times bestselling writer Douglas Century, Edmonds takes us to the entrance traces of this inspiring multi-generational tale, revealing in gripping, novelistic element Roddie’s up to now untold heroism―and the lasting results his bravery had at the lives of heaps, then and now. “What was once such a lot outstanding approximately my adventure to find what my father did all the way through the Conflict,” Chris writes, “was once the belief that anybody people has the untapped attainable to do one thing extremely brave. All of us have the prospective to modify the arena just by status up for what’s proper.”
Spanning seven a long time and linking a sprawling solid of heroes from each nook of the rustic, No Surrender is an completely compelling web page-turner that recounts prime occasions of International Conflict II and United States Military projects that helped the Allies win the Conflict – from the Combat of the Bulge to the bloodbath at Malmedy to and the now-little-identified Military Specialised Coaching Application, which skilled “geeks” or “Quiz Youngsters” from in every single place the rustic―Bob Dole, Kurt Vonnegut, Mel Brooks, and Henry Kissinger amongst them―to struggle the Nazis within the Ecu theater.
A shining instance of the transformative and redemptive energy of ethical braveness, No Surrender is a party of religion, circle of relatives, and repair, the very features that proceed to outline us nowadays.