The Last Thing You Surrender / By Leonard Pitts, Jr.
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|Krum Public Library||F PIT (Text)||36249000193088||ADULT FICTION||Checked out||10/13/2020|
- ISBN: 9781572842458 (paperback)
- ISBN: 1572842458 (paperback)
- Physical Description: 511 pages ; 22 cm
- Publisher: Chicago : Bolden, an Agate imprint, 
"Please note that this book contains scenes of graphic violence, including one of sexual assault. Reader discretion is advised."--Title page verso.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references (505-506).
"Pulitzer-winning journalist and bestselling novelist (Freeman) Leonard Pitts, Jr.'s new historical page-turner 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?" --Provided by publisher.
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