Behind Nazi Lines: My Father's Heroic Quest to Save 149 World War II Pows

Author(s): Andrew Gerow Hodges

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Told by his own son, this is the riveting story of an Allied soldier who risked his life to save 149 prisoners-of-war. In 1944, hundreds of Allied soldiers were trapped in the prisoner-of-war camps off the Atlantic coast of occupied France. Red Cross volunteer Andy Hodges was tapped for what sounded like a suicide mission to bring aide to the POWs - alone and unarmed, matching his wits against the Nazi war machine. This is the true story of one man's selflessness, ingenuity and victory in the face of impossible adversity.


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Filled with secret missions, Nazi villains, and daring escapes that actually happened...Andy Hodges is a real hero whose story must never be forgotten. Eric Metaxas, "New York Times" bestselling author of "Miracles "and" Bonhoeffer" One of the most intriguing books I have read on WWII Captivating and nearly impossible to put down. I recommend it with enthusiasm to professional historians, history buffs, and anyone who wants to be inspired and entertained. Lyle W. Dorsett, author of "Serving God and Country" What a page-turner! It reads like a good novel, but it is all true. Private First Class Bernard Rader, K Company, 301st Regiment, 94th Division Fascinating Andy s story is one of great courage, risks, sacrifice, and commitment to a transcendent cause. Lt. Gen. William Jerry Boykin, former commander U.S. Army's Delta Force"

Andrew G. Hodges, Jr., M.D., is the firstborn son of World War II hero Andrew Gerow Hodges. He is a psychiatrist in private practice and has served as assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Hodges has helped pioneer a breakthrough to the brilliant unconscious mind, which he explained in his groundbreaking book, The Deeper Intelligence. Criminal investigators and journalists have sought Hodges expertise as a forensic profiler in cases ranging from the murder of JonBenet Ramsey to the disappearance of Natalee Holloway. He is also the author of "Jesus: An Interview Across Time (A Psychiatrist Looks at His Humanity)" a fascinating portrait of Jesus as man and God. Dr. Hodges lives in Birmingham, Alabama, with his family. Denise George is an author, teacher, and speaker. She has written or cowritten twenty-seven books, including "The Secret Holocaust Diaries: The Untold Story of Nonna Bannister"; "While the World Watched: A Birmingham Bombing Survivor Comes of Age During the Civil Rights Movement"; and "The Gentle Giant of Dynamite Hill: The Untold Story of Arthur Shores and His Family s Fight for Civil Rights." Her work has been published in numerous magazines, journals, and newspapers. She is married to author Dr. Timothy George and lives in Birmingham, Alabama."

General Fields

  • : 9780425276471
  • : Penguin Putnam Inc
  • : Berkley Publishing Corporation,U.S.
  • : August 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Andrew Gerow Hodges
  • : Paperback
  • : 368