Could you find the courage to do what's right in a world on fire?
Pulitzer-winning journalist and bestselling author (Freeman) Leonard Pitts, Jr.'s new historical novel is a great American tale of race and war, following three characters from the Jim Crow South as they face the enormous changes World War II triggers in the United States.
An affluent white marine survives Pearl Harbor at the cost of a black messman's life only to be sent, wracked with guilt, to the Pacific and taken prisoner by the Japanese. A young black woman, widowed by the same events at Pearl Harbor, finds unexpected opportunity and a dangerous friendship in a segregated Alabama shipyard feeding the war. A black man, who as a child saw his parents brutally lynched, is conscripted to fight Nazis for a country he despises and discovers a new kind of patriotism in the all-black 761st Tank Battalion.
Set against a backdrop of violent racial conflict on both the front lines and the home front, The Last Thing You Surrender explores the powerful moral struggles of individuals from a divided nation. What does it take to change someone's mind about race? What does it take for a country and a people to move forward, transformed?
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"This audiobook tells a story of the racism that existed in the American military during WWII and reflects on our nation during this period. George Simon, an affluent white Marine from the Deep South who survives the bombing of Pearl Harbor and internment in a Japanese P.O.W. camp, is forever changed by his experiences with blacks during the war. Bill Andrew Quin presents the new views that set Simon apart from his military peers and later from his family and his fiancŽe. Not only does he view her with new eyes, but he realizes that the oppression endured by African-Americans is unjust and unnecessary. Quinn's voice pulls the listener in and modulates among the characters. The listener can draw hope from Simon's psychic journey. B.T.D. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"
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