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Summary:

"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, 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?" --
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  • ISBN: 9781572842458
  • ISBN: 1572842458
  • Physical Description: 511 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Chicago : Bolden, an Agate imprint, [2019]

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General Note:
Includes reading group guide.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (505-506).
Summary, etc.:
"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, 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.
Subject: World War (1939-1945)
African Americans > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Fiction.
Southern States > Fiction.
Social change > Fiction.
FICTION / African American / Historical.
FICTION / Literary.
FICTION / Historical / General.
Genre: Fiction.
Historical fiction.

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