Authors’ advance praise for ‘Bones of My Grandfather’
I am deeply honored to have the several outstanding writers provide “cover blurbs” for the first edition of Bones of My Grandfather: Reclaiming a Lost Hero of World War II, available now for pre-order and due in bookstores July 10.
It is the author’s responsibility to approach prospective blurbers, and it’s always a little awkward making such a large request of someone’s time. And then there’s always the possibility that someone won’t like the book, and will simply decline to provide a blurb.
I am happy to report that every one of the authors of whom I made my request not only agreed to read the book, but recently provided unbelievably kind words about it. I am deeply grateful to each of them.
Here’s what they had to say:
“War, reclamation, and what Tim O’Brien called ‘the Lives of the Dead’ are eternal literary themes for men. Clay Bonnyman Evans has honored that lineage with this masterful melding of military history and personal quest.” —Ron Powers, co-author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, Flags of Our Fathers
“Deftly written and meticulously researched, Bones of My Grandfather is first and foremost a poignant and unvarnished story of family that reaffirms a hero’s standing and against all odds brings him home to a final resting place of well-deserved honor.”
—Walter R. Borneman, author of The Admirals and MacArthur at War
“Clay Bonnyman Evans expertly weaves the quest to learn who his grandfather was and the truth about the posthumously awarded Medal of Honor with the current day search for his grandfather’s remains. The result is a seamless, beaitufully written, well-researched story of discovery. Evans uncovers the man behind the legend—his strengths and flaws. Evans’ relentless pursuit of truth removes the shadow from his grandfather’s legacy. His candor reveals that the devastation of war wasn’t limited to the battlefield but ripped into the heart of his family, destroying lives here at home. And finally, Evans openly discusses the frustration of dealing with competing government agencies whose focus isn’t always on accomplishing the job at hand. Shining a light on the long-forgotten battle of Tarawa, Bones of My Grandfather is a must read for anyone interested in the Pacific theater of WWII.”
—Jonna Doolittle Hoppes, daughter of Gen. James H. “Jimmy” Doolittle and author of Calculated Risk: The Extraordinary Life of Jimmy Doolittle, Aviation Pioneer and World War II Hero and Just Doing My Job: Stories of Service from World War II
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