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

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

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No surrender : a father, a son, and an extraordinary act of heroism that continues to live on today
Title
No surrender
Title remainder
a father, a son, and an extraordinary act of heroism that continues to live on today
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Chris Edmonds and Douglas Century
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Part contemporary detective story, part World War II historical narrative, No Surrender is theinspiring truestory 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. In No Surrender, Pastor Chris, joined by New York Times bestselling co-author Douglas Century, chronicles his odyssey to tell the unforgettable story of his father and his remarkable valor. He also provides startling details (and vantage points) of some of the major events of World War II and United States Army initiatives that helped the Allies win the war, including the Battle of the Bulge, the massacre at Malmedy, and the now-little-known Army Specialized Training Program which prepared brilliant young "soldier-scholars"--or "Quiz Kids"--from across the nation to battle the Nazis. As compelling as the number-one New York Times bestsellers Unbroken, Boys on the Boat, Band of Brothers, and Schindler's List, illustrated with photographs and historical documents throughout, No Surrender is an epic story of bravery, compassion, and faith, and an inspiring testament to man's goodness. It is also a clarion call for our narcissistic age--a shining example of the transformative and redemptive power of moral courage"--
  • "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 treacherous 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"--Provided by publisher
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
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1957-
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Edmonds, Chris
Dewey number
  • 940.54/7243092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
D804.66.E36
LC item number
E36 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Century, Douglas,
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  • Edmonds, Roddie
  • Stalag IX A
  • United States
  • Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
  • Germany
Target audience
adult
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No surrender : a father, a son, and an extraordinary act of heroism that continues to live on today, Chris Edmonds and Douglas Century
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
347 pages
Isbn
9780062944825
Lccn
2019020974
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1100426739
  • (OCoLC)1100426739
  • 2605263
Label
No surrender : a father, a son, and an extraordinary act of heroism that continues to live on today, Chris Edmonds and Douglas Century
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
347 pages
Isbn
9780062944825
Lccn
2019020974
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1100426739
  • (OCoLC)1100426739
  • 2605263

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