The Shape of Courage: A novel
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This was the second book Robin designed for John David Ferrer. He hired her to design the cover alone for Barcelona Borinquen: A novel. For The Shape of Courage, Robin also designed the interior .John David's words:
Robin Brooks at The Beauty of Books designed The Shape of Courage: A novel by John David Ferrer. It presented some interesting challenges.
(I have included this novel within the Memoirs/Personal History section also as it is the true personal history of someone John David knows.)
Three Puerto Rican servicemen, members of the 65th Infantry Regiment, The Borinqueneers, meet on the battlefields of the Korean War in 1952. All three come from different backgrounds and upbringings, and leave their families and love interests behind to fight in a hostile land, battling not only a harsh unforgiving climate, but enemies bent on killing them. At the same time they face discrimination by adversaries within their own ranks.
While they fight gallantly and successfully, insubordination arises due to their mistreatment by superior officers and fellow enlisted men. Their refusal to follow orders, which will lead to certain deaths in a suicide mission, results in courts-martials for many soldiers and one officer. Redemption comes only after the conflict ends decades later.
This is the story of three of those Borinqueneers who survived the Korean War.
The Shape of Courage is available as a print book and an eBook on Amazon.
Softcover 6 x 9"