No Surrender: A Father, a Son, and an Extraordinary Act of Heroism That Continues to Live on Today

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$29.99  $27.59
Publisher
HarperOne
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Pages
352
Dimensions
6.0 X 1.4 X 9.1 inches | 1.3 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062905017

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About the Author

Douglas Century is an author, journalist, and screenwriter. Co-author of Hunting El Chapo (Harper, 2018), he also co-authored several New York Times bestsellers, including Under and Alone (Random House, 2005) and Takedown: The Fall of the Last Mafia Empire (G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2002), a finalist for the 2003 Edgar Award in the category of Best Nonfiction Crime Book. He also co-authored If Not Now, When? Duty and Sacrifice In America's Time of Need (Berkely, 2008), which won the 2010 Colby Award. A veteran investigative journalist, Century is a contributing editor at Tablet magazine and writes regularly for Billboard and The New York Times. He lives in New York City.

Chris Edmonds is senior pastor of Piney Grove Baptist Church in Maryville, Tennessee, and chief executive officer of Roddie's Code, LLC, and The Roddie Edmonds Foundation, organizations committed to extending the legacy and leadership of Master Sergeant Edmonds to future generations. He also teaches Leadership Development to military leaders at the University of Alabama at Huntsville. He earned his bachelor's degree in business at the University of Tennessee and, later, a master's degree in religion at Liberty Theological Seminary. He lives in Maryville, Tennessee, with his wife, Regina.

Reviews

"Roddie Edmonds is a hero for our age--or any age. His story of principled defiance in the face of evil is an inspiration and a challenge. In No Surrender, Chris Edmonds and Douglas Century have given us the one righteous man whose goodness spares us all."--Mitchell Zuckoff, New York Times bestselling author of Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11
"After his father's death, Chris Edmonds journeyed across the US and to Germany to discover his father's heroic past. No Surrender is a quintessential American story of bravery, compassion, and righteousness told by an admiring son."--James Bradley, New York Times bestselling author of Flags of Our Fathers
"A fascinating war story... a you-are-there portrait of the horrors of war and the incredible effect one selfless person can have on hundreds."
--Kirkus Reviews
"There's perhaps no greater untold story to come out of World War II. It's a heck of a father-son story, but it's also a tale of the power of one man to do something selfless that forever changes a life."--Newsweek
"In this page-turning memoir, Edmonds and Century chronicle the WWII experiences of Edmond's late father, Army Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds...[and] have skillfully transformed war records, interviews, and archival data into a dramatic account...More than a story of brothers in arms, this work is a son's labor of love."--Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)