In the Shadow of Wrath
A Veteran’s Journey
About the Book
I am amazed at the story of the author’s struggles and his overcoming. I was not able to put the story down. —Arnold Gomez, Friend and Business Owner
In order to escape the disaster of the 1939 Dust Bowl in Oklahoma, author Jerry Mitchell’s parents had to make a difficult decision that would affect the family for the rest of their lives. His parents and four older sisters became a part of the massive migration of folks who left to look for a promise land of better things. This exodus marked the beginning of the separation of families and of family connections.
In In the Shadow of Wrath, Mitchell explores his life and how his parents’ early choices impacted him and changed his historical path. This memoir narrates his journey and includes a chronological recap of his experiences, from his schooling to his combat service in Vietnam, to his readjustment to civilian life, and the building of his own family.
Mitchell shares how he has risen and fallen just as the ocean’s tides, but because of the strengths of those who came before him, he has weathered well.
About the Author
Jerry Mitchell, currently a semi-retired contractor, earned a bachelor’s degree in criminology from Fresno State College, Fresno, California. He is a combat veteran of Vietnam who served with the 1st Cavalry. Mitchell has one deceased son, one adopted daughter, and six grandchildren. This is his debut book.