The Cost of Courage by Joseph Cordaro

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Naval hero, Lieutenant Commander Charles Courtland, is home from WWI tormented by terrifying memories of battle. The ugly scars on his psyche are taking far longer to heal than those on his body. Fighting nightmarish demons, he will not speak to anyone of his experiences. His suffering extends to his wife and daughter, but mysteriously, to none more than his young son Brent. For him, it has even reached the point of physical abuse.
Growing up emotionally distant from his father, Brent’s love of the sea has called him to a naval career.
With the onset of World War II, it is he who must now go off to face the gut-wrenching shock of war at sea.
Perhaps, in the red misty haze of battle, he will finally come to understand the mystery of his father’s treatment. Perhaps, he will learn far more than he ever wanted to know.

About Joseph Cordaro

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Joseph Cordaro, a New York native, served in the U.S. Navy and was a professional aviator for 37 years. During that time, Cordaro flew to the United Kingdom on numerous occasions. His admiration for the courage of the English people inspired him to write this story of the Royal Navy, and how one family faced the hardship of two world wars.
Published March 25, 2011 by 336 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, War. Fiction

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Brent becomes a submarine captain of great reputation and is enlisted by Winston Churchill to carry out a secret mission of vital importance to Britain’s role in World War II, but the act is so morally reprehensible to Brent’s code of ethics that, like his father, he slips into a cold, dark despa...

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