Against All Odds : A True Story Of Ultimate Courage And Survival In World War Ii by Alex Kershaw
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Against All Odds: A True Story of Ultimate Courage and Survival in World War II
Journey through the harrowing events of World War II with Against All Odds. This captivating book introduces readers to four extraordinary soldiers who rose above immense challenges to become decorated heroes. Follow their gripping tales as they navigate treacherous terrains, from the scorching deserts of French Morocco to the formidable fortress of Hitler’s mountain retreat.
Written by the acclaimed author of The First Wave, this national bestseller is a flawless portrayal of American bravery. Military history buffs and World War II enthusiasts alike will be captivated by this must-read book.
Dive into the heart-rending stories of these fearless heroes by grabbing a copy of Against All Odds. Delve into the untold narrative of their incredible courage and unwavering determination. Witness the weight of their sacrifices as they receive the prestigious Congressional Medal of Honor. Discover their struggles and triumphs in their pursuit of peace.
Unravel the hidden tales of these exceptional warriors with Against All Odds, a book that will leave you in awe of their indomitable spirit.
“Against All Odds: Heroes of World War II”
Good evening and welcome! Thank you all for joining us this evening. My name is Jamie Basket, and I have the privilege of serving as the President and CEO of the Virginia Museum of History and Culture. If this is your first visit since the completion of our renovation, we warmly welcome you and hope that it will be the first of many visits. The lobby looks spectacular, but what’s behind it in the galleries is even more impressive. We are exhausted but brimming with pride and gratitude that we’ve been able to make this investment into your state history museum. If you haven’t had a chance yet, I hope you will come see the galleries soon. In just about a week’s time since we finished this project, we’ve welcomed a remarkable 10,000 people to the museum. Thank you again!
Before I introduce tonight’s special speaker, I’d like to share a few highlights of upcoming events. On Thursday, May 26th at 6:00 p.m, members are invited to join us in the beautiful gardens at Virginia House for an event. Tickets are still available for purchase tonight for that event. Another event to look forward to is a talk by Nancy Shepard on Thursday, June 2nd at noon in the Robbins Family Forum. On Thursday, June 16th at 6:00 p.m, there will be a presentation of a brand new book called “The Life and Legacy of Enslaved Virginian Emily Winfrey” with author Dr. Jan Mek and special guests.
Now, let me take just a moment to ask everyone to please turn off your cell phones and other noise-making devices. And while you’re at it, please check to make sure your wallet is still there.
Now, let me introduce tonight’s incredible speaker. Alex Kershaw is a journalist and a New York Times best-selling author. He has written extensively about World War II and is here tonight to discuss his latest book, “Against All Odds.” This book tells the gripping story of four men who served in the same unit and earned the Congressional Medal of Honor for their heroism during World War II. Drawing from personal interviews and primary sources, Kershaw’s account illuminates the courage and sacrifice of these remarkable men. Kershaw is a graduate of Oxford University and has lived in the United States since 1994. His previous books include “The Bedford Boys,” “The Liberator,” “The First Wave,” and “The Longest Winter.” We are thrilled to have him here tonight, so please join me in giving a warm welcome to Alex Kershaw!