Invisible Heroes of World War II

by Jerry Borrowman

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Invisible Heroes of World War II, documents ten fascinating true stories of a diverse group of 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.

    CONTENTS
  • Pat Patton: Abandoned at Bataan
  • Nancy Wake: The White Mouse of the French Resistance
  • Joseph Hyalmar Anderson: Missing in Action
  • Joseph Medicine Crow: The Last War Chief
  • Dickey Chapelle: American Journalist
  • Navajo Code Talkers: Heroes of the Pacific War
  • The Purple Heart Battalion: Rescuing the Texas 1st
  • Combat Engineers: Builders and Soldiers
  • African Americans at War: Heroes Despite Prejudice
  • Rosie the Riveter: Women in the War Industries

Product Details

Pages197
Size9 x 6
ISBN9781629724171
PublishedShadow Mountain 2019
Audiobook NarratorGrover Gardner
Audiobook RuntimeApproximately 6 hrs.
AudiobookUnabridged

About the Author

Jerry Borrowman

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. 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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Fascinating look at WW II Heroes. A Great Read!
By , Submitted on 2019-08-12

I love history and enjoy reading about real people that shaped our country into the glorious place it is today. I particularly love to read about the heroes from World War II. This book has ten stories of incredible people who helped change the course of history helping the Allies win the war. I'd heard of a few of these people but it was fascinating to take a much closer look into their lives and their stories.

Some of the people you'll read about in this book are more widely known such as the group of men called Navajo code talkers, women in the War Industries, and the Purple Heart Battalion. Readers will also get to know individuals who bravely fought against the enemy & became a POW such as Pat Patton, or Dickey Chapelle an American female journalist who went behind enemy lines and became an invisible soldier. Each story in this book gives you insight into an aspect of the war you may have never read about before. This is why I love reading personal accounts even though they may be hard to read. We cannot forget our history and what these brave men and women did to maintain our freedom.

This book is not too long at only 189 pages. You also don't need to read it all at once. I read it over the course of a month when I only had a little bit of time to read a chapter. Borrowman does an excellent job of sharing these stories. I love who he dedicated this book to and it shows the overall feel of what this book, Invisible Heroes of World War II, is all about.

"This book is dedicated to the men and women of the United States military as well as the families who support them, for the sacrifices they make in fighting for the cause of freedom-particularly to those who achieved great things despite discrimination and prejudice."-Jerry Borrowman

Good read for anyone that wants to know about WWII
By , Submitted on 2019-06-29

"Invisible Heroes of WWII" is a good read. I reccomend this book for people who don't know a lot about WWII because each chapter is a different story about amazing men and women of WWII. "Invisible Heroes" would be a great gift for anyone that loves American history.

Heroes Among Us
By , Submitted on 2019-05-16

What amazing men and women supported and served our country during this time of war. It was humbling to read about these invisible heroes who helped shape the war. It's heartbreaking to know what some of them went through and how little the santity of life meant to others. Some of the things were very difficult to read and I had to take it in small doses, but I would recommend it to almost anyone.

I learned a great lesson from this one!
By , Submitted on 2019-05-02

I really enjoy books by this author. I love the way he tells the stories about the people in this book. His writing makes these real people and groups jump off of the page. It almost seems as though the reader knows them.

I loved the way I learned about all of the people and groups. Even if I thought that I had at least a basic understanding of the groups, I was able to learn new things about them.

And the individual people were great! I hadn’t heard of any of them. It was so great to learn a little about them. And why their contribution, even though it seemed small, made a difference.

Maybe that’s the main thing I took from this one. Each individuals contribution may be small, but when put with everyone else’s contribution it makes a difference. That’s a great lesson for all of us!

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