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Dadland, Keggie Carew

Label
Dadland
Title
Dadland
Statement of responsibility
Keggie Carew
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Keggie Carew grew up in the gravitational field of an unorthodox father who lived on his wits and dazzling charm. For most of her adult life, Keggie was kept at arm's length from her father's personal history, but when she is invited to join him for the sixtieth anniversary of the Jedburghs--an elite special operations unit that was the first collaboration between the American and British intelligence agencies during World War II--a new door opens in their relationship. As dementia stakes a claim over his memory, Keggie embarks on a quest to unravel her father's story, and soon finds herself in a far more consuming place than she had bargained for. Tom Carew was a maverick, a left-handed stutterer, a law unto himself. As a Jedburgh he was parachuted behind enemy lines to raise guerrilla resistance first against the Germans in France, then against the Japanese in Southeast Asia, where he won the moniker "Lawrence of Burma." But his wartime exploits are only the beginning. Part family memoir, part energetic military history, Dadland takes us on a spellbinding journey, in peace and war, into surprising corners of twentieth-century politics, her rackety English childhood, the poignant breakdown of her family, the corridors of dementia and beyond. As Keggie pieces her father--and herself--back together again, she celebrates the technicolor life of an impossible, irresistible, unstoppable man"--
Summary
A family memoir about the author's race to document her father's story as a World War II paratrooper before his mind succumbed to dementia relates how he overcame formidable obstacles and maverick impulses to join an elite special ops unit that was a first collaboration between the American and British Secret Services
Tone
Writing style
Award
Costa Biography Award, 2016.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10553062
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Dadland, Keggie Carew
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain in 2016 by Chatto & Windus, an imprint of Random House"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
951452838
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
415 pages
Isbn
9780802125149
Lccn
2016058365
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)951452838
Label
Dadland, Keggie Carew
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain in 2016 by Chatto & Windus, an imprint of Random House"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
951452838
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
415 pages
Isbn
9780802125149
Lccn
2016058365
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)951452838

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