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Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey  Cover Image Book Book

Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey / Kathleen Rooney.

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  • ISBN: 9780525507826
  • ISBN: 0525507825
  • ISBN: 9780143135425
  • ISBN: 0143135422
  • Physical Description: 324 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: [New York] : Penguin Books, [2020]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 320-321).
Summary, etc.:
"From the green countryside of England and the gray canyons of Wall Street come two unlikely heroes: one a pigeon and the other a soldier. Answering the call to serve in the war to end all wars, neither Cher Ami, the messenger bird, nor Charles Whittlesey, the Army officer, can anticipate how their lives will briefly intersect in a chaotic battle in the forests of France, where their wills will be tested, their fates will be shaped, and their lives will emerge forever altered. A saga of hope and duty, love and endurance, as well as the claustrophobia of fame, Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey is a tragic yet life-affirming war story that the world has never heard. Inspired by true events of World War I, Kathleen Rooney resurrects two long-forgotten yet unforgettable figures, recounting their tale in a pair of voices that will change the way that readers look at animals, freedom, and even history itself"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Whittlesey, Charles White, 1884-1921 > Fiction.
World War, 1914-1918 > Campaigns > Meuse River Valley > Fiction.
Cher Ami (Pigeon) > Fiction.
Homing pigeons > War use > United States > History > 20th century.
World War, 1914-1918 > Communications.
Cher Ami (Pigeon)
Military campaigns.
Europe > Meuse River Valley.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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