The Last Ring Home: A POW's Lasting Legacy of Courage, Love, and Honor in World War II by Minter DialThe Last Ring Home: A POW's Lasting Legacy of Courage, Love, and Honor in World War II by Minter Dial

The Last Ring Home: A POW's Lasting Legacy of Courage, Love, and Honor in World War II

byMinter Dial

Hardcover | November 5, 2016

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Traveling forty thousand miles and inspiring love and despair in equal measure, Lt. Minter Dial's lost Annapolis ring altered the lives of many-not just those who gazed upon its blue stone.

The spellbinding account of one man's obsession with a family mystery-and the product of decades of research and inquiries-The Last Ring Home explores author Minter Dial's pursuit of the true story of his namesake, his late grandfather Lt. Minter Dial, USN, a celebrated war hero whose suffering and trauma nearly buried his memory forever.

A prisoner of the Japanese in the Philippines after the fall of Bataan and Corregidor, Lt. Dial discovered the cruelest meaning of the Bushido code. Moments before he was killed, he gave his treasured Naval Academy ring to a friend. In the ensuing chaos, it disappeared.

Armed with a passion for history and a desire to uncover his grandfather's legacy, Dial's epic quest for the ring transports him to prisoner-of-war memorials and ex-POW conventions, military and press archives, and the homes of those affected by the Second World War across the world.

Sweeping as far back as the American Civil War, The Last Ring Home combines rigorous research with more than one hundred interviews with experts, survivors, and descendants of the Greatest Generation to tell the powerful story of American prisoners of war in the Pacific.

Minter Dial is a professional speaker, history fanatic, and president and founder of The Myndset Company, a strategic firm providing digital and brand consulting to clients including Orange, Kering Group, Samsung, and L’Ore?al. Alumni of Eton College, he received his BA in Trilingual Literature from Yale University and earned his MBA a...
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Title:The Last Ring Home: A POW's Lasting Legacy of Courage, Love, and Honor in World War IIFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.7 × 5.7 × 0.9 inPublished:November 5, 2016Publisher:Myndset PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0995500606

ISBN - 13:9780995500600

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"Minter Dial has, with remarkable success, blended intimate family history with one of the more horrifying aspects of the Second World War. He vividly captures the unimaginable ordeal endured by his namesake grandfather. The result is a stark presentation of the sufferings and hopes of a young man caught up in a manmade manifestation of Hell."-Charles Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer, author of Killers of the King: The Men Who Dared to Execute Charles 1, and the Sunday Times Bestseller, Prince Rupert: The Last Cavalier.