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

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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

Kindle Edition, 225 pages
Published November 5th 2016 by Myndset Press
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Yann Gourvennec
Jan 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Very moving story by my friend Minter who spent an incredible amount of energy researching information about his grandfather. Apart from Minter's personal story, the book is packed with great insights about WWII and what happened in the Pacific. A story not as known this side of the World despite all the significant battles which took place there, not to mention ill treatments of Western prisoners by Japan. ...more
Sarah Judd
Feb 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Having seen the documentary inspired by this book, I knew I must read it to understand more about the remarkable story of Lt. Nathaniel Minter Dial. It is both uplifting and heartbreaking, but overall it is a story of love spanning several generations. I hope the ring will find its way home - how can it not? I highly recommend this book to anyone, whether you are interested in the military history or simply in the very human story of a family affected for decades by the War.
Oct 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Absorbing and painful at the same time. War creates bravery. War creates heroes. War creates monsters. War is hell. And war creates thousands of stories about the soldiers who fought in them, the family members who waited in agony for soldiers to return (or not), and the descendants who may have or may not have met their ancestral soldiers.

"The Last Ring Home" is one of many stories about WWII that a friend and former colleague wrote about his grandfather, who he is named after, but never met.
Hillarykennedy Kennedy
I loved this book. So fluff interesting history and written in an encouraging and inviting voice!
savas kazantzides
A great, touching and moving story from one of the world's best story-tellers. ...more
Betty Angelucci
Nov 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Last Ring Home is a wonderful book. There's the discovery of the author's grandparents, but there is also the discovery of the father-son relationship intertwined. The ups and downs of the incredible journey of the ring is unique and powerful. The extraordinary love letters tell a story of pain and suffering, but deep deep love. I loved experiencing history as told through a perspective not always available to readers. ...more
Sophie Wade
Nov 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book celebrates the charm of romance, as it can be, perhaps at its best. I was greatly satisfied by The Last Ring Home, being both a history book and a wonderful story, also covering a part of WWII that I knew little about. I loved the serendipity as well as the mysterious and amazing journey of the ring which kept me hooked. The love letters were truly moving.
Mar 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
True story of finding your roots and shedding light on the horrors of war with a beautiful love narrative in the mix... A great read that hook you from the first sentence! Thank you for sharing it...
Olivier Grinda
Jan 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A moving story, with an incredible mystery at its heart.
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Minter Dial is a professional speaker, author & consultant on Leadership, Branding and Transformation.

His three published books include: Heartificial Empathy (Dec 2018), Futureproof (Sep 2017) and The Last Ring Home (Nov 2016). His newest book comes out January 2021: You Lead, How Being Yourself Makes You A Better Leader (Kogan Page).

Minter has given over 500 talks and seminars to audiences i

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