What We Inherit: A Secret War and a Family's Search for Answers

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5.6 X 8.6 X 1.1 inches | 0.95 pounds

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About the Author
Jessica Pearce Rotondi is a writer and editor living in Brooklyn. Her work has been published by The History Channel, Atlas Obscura, The Huffington Post, Refinery29, and Greatist. Previously, she was Senior Lifestyle Editor at The Huffington Post and a staff member at the PEN American Center, the world's oldest literary human rights organization. Her first job in New York City was as a book publicist at St. Martin's Press, where she had a "room of her own" in the Flatiron Building to fill with books. Jessica is a graduate of Brown University, where she received a research grant to conduct an oral history project on World War II. What We Inherit is her first book. Connect with Jessica on Twitter and Instagram @JessicaRotondi or visit JessicaPearceRotondi.com.
"The narrative is moving and dramatic as the author shares the alternately heartbreaking and triumphant moments of this intergenerational search for the truth... Rotondi also shares details about the CIA's 'Secret War' in Laos, where, 'between 1964 and 1973, the United States dropped two million tons of cluster bombs...a planeload of bombs every 8 minutes, 24 hours a day, for nine years.' An inspiring and revealing story of one family's pursuit of the truth about their son." --Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
"In her powerful, heartbreaking, and gut-wrenching first book, Rotondi explains how in 2009, after her mother's death, she found boxes of files, newspaper clippings, and declassified CIA reports regarding her Uncle Jack and the family's search for him." --Booklist