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The Resource Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey, Kathleen Rooney

Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey, Kathleen Rooney

Label
Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey
Title
Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey
Statement of responsibility
Kathleen Rooney
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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"--
  • Answering the call to serve in the war to end all wars, neither Cher Ami, a messenger bird, nor Charles Whittlesey, an Army officer, can anticipate how their lives will briefly intersect in a chaotic battle in the forests of France. Trapped behind enemy lines during the last offensive in the Argonne Forest, Major Charles Whittlesey and his Lost Battalion enemy lines suffered friendly fire. Their only source of communication with the rear lines: a homing pigeon, Cher Ami. Flying through enemy fire to alert the US Army to the location of the Lost Battalion, Cher Ami suffered grievous wounds. This novel is based on true events. -- adapted from jacket and Historical Note at end of text
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10903846
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rooney, Kathleen
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3618.O676
LC item number
C47 2020
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Whittlesey, Charles White
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Cher Ami (Pigeon)
  • Homing pigeons
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Cher Ami (Pigeon)
  • Military campaigns
  • Europe
Label
Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey, Kathleen Rooney
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 320-321)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
324 pages
Isbn
9780525507826
Lccn
2019051664
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1133664352
Label
Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey, Kathleen Rooney
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 320-321)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
324 pages
Isbn
9780525507826
Lccn
2019051664
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1133664352

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