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About Denver and the Doolittle Raid

It was the year 1942. The United States was still reeling from Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor. The nation’s morale was at an utter low.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt called for an answer to Japan: something that would swing the Pacific war in America’s favor. That answer came when eighty men and sixteen planes, under Lt. Col. James H. “Jimmy” Doolittle, attacked Japan in a surprise carrier-based aerial attack. It was an incredibly daring mission–one that had never before been accomplished. One of these brave young fliers was a bombardier named Lt. Denver V. Truelove.

Just a farm boy from Lula, Georgia, Denver was one of the many Army Air Corps volunteers in the Doolittle Raid on Japan. His story is one of bravery in one of the most critical times in history. Denver’s great-great-nephew brings the tale to life for the younger generation with the incredible story of the Doolittle Raiders.

Featuring nearly 50 historical photographs, Denver and the Doolittle Raid is an incredible account of a young American hero and his journey through World War II. It is the only book about the Doolittle Raid aimed at a younger audience, although the story is certain to captivate readers of all ages.

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What Others Are Saying About Denver and the Doolittle Raid

This biographical account of Denver Truelove and the Raiders gives readers a snapshot of this time in history without getting too tangled into details. It’s an easy read and packed with tidbits of interesting facts of Truelove’s life and the men he traveled overseas with during WWII. Bo’s personal connection with Truelove makes this tale all the more interesting and poignant as one realizes the legacy an individual can leave behind. If interested in WWII history but don’t have the extensive knowledge as some, this book is a great starting point for piquing intrigue and stirring a desire for further research.
By Nadja on November 29, 2015 on Amazon.com

A very laudable appreciation of a hero who tragically died at a young age.. Sensibly written by a relative without sensationalism or hype.
By Peter Joneson April 21, 2015 on Amazon.com

On a reflective note, I am always in awe when I read stories of the ordinary men who did extraordinary things. In addition to Denver’s story, I was stuck by this sentence about the bombardier from Crew #16 of the Raid: “One of these men, Jacob DeShazer, returned as a missionary to the country where, only a few years before, he had been held captive for forty months.” What faith must that step have taken? Again, I am in awe.
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The Overview

Introducing Bo Burnette, author | In the Spotlight Sale Announcement

Denver and the Doolittle Raid: The Extraordinary Story of an Ordinary World War II Hero

Author: Bo Burnette
Published on: December 17, 2012
Pages: 106
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Synopsis:

It was the year 1942. The United States was still reeling from Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor. The nation’s morale was at an utter low.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt called for an answer to Japan: something that would swing the Pacific war in America’s favor. That answer came when eighty men and sixteen planes, under Lt. Col. James H. “Jimmy” Doolittle, attacked Japan in a surprise carrier-based aerial attack. It was an incredibly daring mission–one that had never before been accomplished. One of these brave young fliers was a bombardier named Lt. Denver V. Truelove.

Just a farm boy from Lula, Georgia, Denver was one of the many Army Air Corps volunteers in the Doolittle Raid on Japan. His story is one of bravery in one of the most critical times in history. Denver’s great-great-nephew brings the tale to life for the younger generation with the incredible story of the Doolittle Raiders.

About Bo Burnette

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Bo Burnette loves strong-brewed coffee, slow-steeped tea, and well-crafted stories of all kinds. He is the author of Denver and the Doolittle Raid and The Lighthouse Thief. His great-great-uncle, Denver V. Truelove, was a bombardier in the 1942 Doolittle Raid—a mission which Bo discusses through his uncle's story in Denver and the Doolittle Raid. In addition, Bo loves the beauty and history of St. Simons Island, GA, and his middle-grade novel The Lighthouse Thief is set there. He has also authored the short story "Finding Viola."

Bo makes his home in north Georgia and desires to glorify God in all his writings.

 

 


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