Free Shipping on Order Over $90
AfterPay Available
Why Can't I

Why Can't I

by John Barry III
Hardback
Publication Date: 06/11/2020
12%
OFF
RRP  $58.25 $51.75

For almost 100 years photos, journals, newspaper clippings, Naval records and love letters waited quietly to tell the story of how a Depression-era Southern boy with nothing but talent and ambition rose to become a Navy fighter pilot and hero in WWII.

John Barry, Jr, born in poverty in coastal Carolina, lived with his siblings and parents in fish shacks and often had to scrounge through garbage to find food. He and his brothers and sisters were sent to an orphanage after his mother died and father couldn't find work. His athletic talent and personality earned him a college education and officer's training as a Navy pilot. He found love and married a hometown girl shortly before he was deployed. His personal journal entries told the story of the heat and exhaustion of life aboard the carriers, the loss of good friends in dogfights and bad landings, and the real horrors of the war. In stark contrast, his letters home were filled with descriptions of the beauty of the Pacific Islands, the friendships made aboard ship, his desire for home, as well as advice for his pregnant wife.

This stunning example of a war-time love story is filled with battle action, and is a personal look into the life and love of a man whose mantra was "Why Can't I." It is a journey of discovery into a different and more innocent time. Here are his times. This is his story.

ISBN:
9781480895584
9781480895584
Category:
Dating
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
06-11-2020
Language:
English
Publisher:
Archway Publishing
Country of origin:
United States

This title is in stock with our Australian supplier and arrives at our Sydney warehouse within 10-15 working days of you placing an order.

Once received into our warehouse we will despatch it to you with a Shipping Notification which includes online tracking.

Please check the estimated delivery times below for your region, for after your order is despatched from our warehouse:

ACT Metro  2 working days

NSW Metro  2 working days

NSW Rural  2 - 3 working days

NSW Remote  2 - 5 working days

NT Metro  3 - 6 working days

NT Remote  4 - 10 working days

QLD Metro  2 - 4 working days

QLD Rural  2 - 5 working days

QLD Remote  2 - 7 working days

SA Metro  2 - 5 working days

SA Rural  3 - 6 working days

SA Remote  3 - 7 working days

TAS Metro  3 - 6 working days

TAS Rural  3 - 6 working days

VIC Metro  2 - 3 working days

VIC Rural  2 - 4 working days

VIC Remote  2 - 5 working days

WA Metro  3 - 6 working days

WA Rural  4 - 8 working days

WA Remote  4 - 12 working days

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review Why Can't I.