Finding My Father: The Lifelong Quest by an Iwo Jima Marine's Son to Know the Man Who Was His Father

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iUniverse, Dec 29, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 340 pages
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This book tells the story of my lifelong search for the man who was my father. Growing up in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in the 1950s, a small boy in a large house, I knew little of my father, for little was told to me. Not a remote and intimidating figure, as so many fathers were in that time, he was simply a mystery for which I had no solution. And the all-pervading silence in that house of my grandparents kept the mystery alive far into my adult life.
 

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I was adopted and just found out that Charles Robert Cosgrove is my biological father. I have just received a copy of the book and am appreciative of the details the author (my cousin) has provided about my biological father. Paul Davis

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I am very interested because Charles Robert Cosgrove is my paternal grandfather I would love to find more books about him

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About the author (2009)

Robert Sidney Pace served as an American diplomat
with the U.S. Foreign Service over a thirty-year career.
Subsequently, he was chief staff executive for a small
nonprofit organization. He and his wife live in the
northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C.

Throughout a lifetime of service to his country as a
diplomat and nonprofit executive, Robert Sidney Pace
continued his search for the truth about his mysterious
and heroic father: a young Marine Corps lieutenant of
World War II who had been killed at the battle of Iwo
Jima. From a brief glimpse of his father’s wartime letters
in his childhood years, the author explores the contrasting
worlds of his mother and father as they meet, marry
and separate amid the turmoil of wartime America.
His search leads him on through an exploration of the
often-dramatic histories of his two American families to
his final late-in-life encounter with the truth about the
man who was his father.

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