What We Inherit: A Secret War and a Family's Search for Answers

What We Inherit: A Secret War and a Family's Search for Answers

In the wake of her mother’s death, Jessica Pearce Rotondi uncovers boxes of letters, declassified CIA reports, and newspaper clippings that bring to light a family ghost: her uncle Jack, who disappeared during the CIA-led Secret War in Laos in 1972. The letters lead her across Southeast Asia in search of the truth that has eluded her family for decades.In 1943, 19-year-old...

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Title:What We Inherit: A Secret War and a Family's Search for Answers
Author:Jessica Pearce Rotondi
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What We Inherit: A Secret War and a Family's Search for Answers Reviews

  • Javanika Mody
    A must read ...
  • Laura Linart
    Jess Rotondi is a dear friend and I am delighted to have had the opportunity to read this book hot off the presses! What We Inherit follows Jess, a young woman grieving the loss of her mother, from Boston to Laos in an effort to find closure for herself and her family. After her mother's death, Jess...
  • Pari
    A non-fiction that reads like a page-turning fiction. Impressively researched and captivating. Strongly recommend....
  • Eryn Eaton
    I don’t often read a book in one day, but What We Inherit grabbed me from the first sentence and I couldn’t put it down until I was down. It’s beautifully written, powerful, heart wrenching and poignant. Highly recommend. ...
  • Beachpig
    A truly awakening read of a woman learning some of the most important history of her family after they are gone. Rotondi takes the reader along on her exploratory journey through her family's history in an attempt to piece together what happened to her uncle Jake, who went MIA after being shot down ...
  • Zachary
    An outstanding read! ...
  • Kristin Shaver
    I just finished reading “What We Inherit.” I read it in less than a day. The writing was beautiful, energetic and enthralling. The writer made me feel and made me think: what do we know about about the world when only seen from the vantage point of our own country? How well do we truly kno...
  • Jackie Hennessey
    Jessica Pearce Rotondi’s debut is magnificent. I was stunned by the story and the way she tells it and had to remind myself that this is not fiction. Pearce Rotondi does more than share her family’s heart-wrenching story of legacy, loss and the uncovering of war-time truths. She weaves a t...

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