The son of illiterate, but deeply religious Sicilian immigrants, US District Court Judge Anthony Alaimo shined shoes and cut hair in Jamestown, New York, to pay for his college education. (He was the Golden Gloves boxer attending the quiet Methodist College.) As a POW, he participated in the world-famous Great Escape, and later broke out on his own, making his way through German lines into Switzerland.
A mother's love, religious faith, and ferocious patriotism transform an impoverished immigrant boy into one of the Greatest Generation heroes. This book takes us inside the incandescent life and tumultuous times of Judge Anthony Alaimo, WWII bomber pilot, POW, and indomitable escape artist, whose fidelity to the law is equaled by his compassion and outrage at injustice.
|Publisher:||Mercer University Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)|
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"This excellent biography records the life and times of one of our country's true heroes, both in war and peace."--(Former US Attorney General Griffin B. Bell)
"What makes Alaimo's story so poignant is that like most other World War II veterans, he didn't seek recognition or praise for his exploits during the war . . . but went home, went to college, then law school and pursued a career in civilian life which took him to the top of his profession . . . For those who love stories about people who have really 'lived their lives' . . . this is a must read."--(Historian Rolland Kidder, author of A Hometown Went to War)