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    Jerry Borrowman

ISBN: 978-1-62972-417-1


Invisible Heroes of World War II

by: Jerry Borrowman

Invisible Heroes of World War II documents ten fascinating true stories of a diverse group of Allied soldiers and noncombatants from all over the world, including African Americans, women, and Native Americans who worked and fought to keep the world safe from tyranny and oppression.  Some were frontline soldiers and spies, while others were engineers, industry workers, or war correspondents and photographers.  Without much fanfare, these heroes made noteworthy contributions to the war effort.  Some even gave their lives for freedom and liberty.  All served with valor and distinction, and their names should never be forgotten.

Meet the Author
Jerry Borrowman is an award-winning author of historical fiction and nonfiction. He has written about World Wars I and II, the Great Depression, and the Vietnam War, and about how four feet of plywood saved the Grand Canyon. He is the recipient of the George Washington National Medal from the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge. Jerry and his wife, Marcella, raised four children and live in the Rocky Mountains.
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About This Book
  1. Largely untold stories offer fresh perspective of soldiers and noncombatants, men and women, in World War II whose contributions played a significant role in the war, but often went unnoticed by historical accounts.
  2. Features people of diverse backgrounds in age, race, ethnicity, and social status.
  3. Will appeal to a broad audience beyond traditional readers of history.
  4. June 6, 2019 will be the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
  5. Uses new primary sources: Two of the stories are unique to the author. The story of Pat Patton is a first-hand account told to the author, and the story of Joseph Anderson was told to author by Joseph’s family.
  6. Broken into two sections, individual heroes and specific groups of people, including women and minorities:
  • Nancy Wake: A New Zealand woman became an agent with the French
    Resistance and was the Gestapo’s most wanted person by 1943. She was called
    the “White Mouse” by the Nazis in reference to her ability to evade capture.
  • Joseph Medicine Crow: Growing up as an Native American he heard stories of his grandfather and warriors of the Crow tribe. He served in the Army using the skills taught to him by his military command and his Native American tribe. He received the Bronze Star and the Presidential Medal of Freedom and after the war he served as the last chief of the Crow Indians.
  • Dickey Chapelle: A pioneering American woman photo journalist who heroically
    entered theaters of war to document action with Marines on battlefields in Iwo
    Jima and Okinawa.

ISBN: 978-1-62972-417-1
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
Publish Date: 2019
Page Count: 208

"A quick and insightful overview of just how diverse the stories of WWII participants were, including, as it does, women’s stories as well as those of African Americans and Japanese Americans. There is also coverage of a group of airmen who went missing over British Columbia while transporting a combat aircraft, offering further proof of just how long the reach of the war can be. Unusual and compelling." -Booklist