My God! My Country, My Son

My God! My Country, My Son

by Peter Ford


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With war looming and people protesting to end Jim Crow, Sergeant William Wanton finds himself at a crossroads: fighting battles with his son, his conscience, and racism.

Sergeant Wanton, a highly decorated leader in the US Army, is a man who appreciates the opportunities his country has given him-and for that his thanks and sacrifice know no bounds. Willingly, he put his life on the line for America even though he was unjustly denied many of the same rights the country promised-and accorded-other citizens.

Things are about to come to a head for this patriotic soldier. His community is engulfed in turmoil, overtaken by civil rights demonstrations. Sergeant Wanton, however, believes agitating and calling attention to inequities only inflames issues, so he forbids his son from joining the protests.

Sergeant Wanton's son Will is from a new generation. A student heavily influenced by a professor, Dr. Davis, he defies his father, choosing to put his young life on the line to stand for an end to the racist, unconstitutional laws that keep the nation mired in segregation. Armed with a guitar and the inspirational words of a beloved teacher, young Will joins the protest rallies. No matter the personal cost to himself, he will fight to affirm America's highest ideals-equal rights and justice for all.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780692938423
Publisher: Peter Ford
Publication date: 10/17/2017
Pages: 154
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Peter Ford is a veteran of the United States Army who has a bachelor's degree in paralegal studies from Kaplan University and a master's degree in business administration from Colorado Tech University. He retired from the army reserves as a public affairs specialist, where he wrote several newspaper and magazine articles during Operation Iraqi Freedom. My God, My Country, My Son is his first book.

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