Sally Mott Freeman

Sally Mott Freeman

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Sally Mott Freeman was a speechwriter and media and public relations executive for 25 years and is currently board chair of The Writer’s Center. She studied Renaissance literature at the University of Exeter, England, and graduated with a degree in English literature from Sweet Briar College. She lives in Bethesda, MD. The Jersey Brothers is her first book.

MFOB FEATURED BOOK: The Jersey Brothers: A Missing Naval Officer in the Pacific and his Family’s Quest to Bring Him Home

This is the extraordinary, real-life adventure of three brothers—all Navy men—at the center of the most dramatic turning point of World War II and their mad race to change history—and save one of their own. Based on 10 years of research drawn from archives around the world, interviews with fellow shipmates and POWs, and primary sources including diaries, unpublished memoirs, and letters half-forgotten in basements, The Jersey Brothers is a remarkable story of agony and triumph—from the home front to Roosevelt’s White House, and Pearl Harbor to Midway and Bataan. It is the story of an ordinary young man who shows extraordinary courage as the Japanese do everything short of killing him. And it is a story of brotherly love––of three men finding their loyalty to each other tested under the tortures of war—and knowing that their success or failure to save their youngest brother will shape their family forever.

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