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Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey / Kathleen Rooney.


"From the green countryside of England and the gray canyons of Wall Street come two unlikely heroes: one a pigeon and the other a soldier. Answering the call to serve in the war to end all wars, neither Cher Ami, the messenger bird, nor Charles Whittlesey, the Army officer, can anticipate how their lives will briefly intersect in a chaotic battle in the forests of France, where their wills will be tested, their fates will be shaped, and their lives will emerge forever altered. A saga of hope and duty, love and endurance, as well as the claustrophobia of fame, Cher Ami and Major Whittlesey is a tragic yet life-affirming war story that the world has never heard. Inspired by true events of World War I, Kathleen Rooney resurrects two long-forgotten yet unforgettable figures, recounting their tale in a pair of voices that will change the way that readers look at animals, freedom, and even history itself."-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780525507826
  • Physical Description: 324 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: [New York, New York] : Penguin Books, [2020]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes reading group questions and topics for discussion.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Subject: Whittlesey, Charles White, 1884-1921 > Fiction.
World War, 1914-1918 > Campaigns > Meuse River Valley > Fiction.
Cher Ami (Pigeon) > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

Available copies

  • 9 of 11 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Prince Rupert Library.


  • 0 current holds with 11 total copies.
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Prince Rupert Library Roon (Text) 33294002103141 Adult Fiction - Second Floor Volume hold Available -

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