Former Navy Man Joseph Cordaro Publishes Exciting New Novel

A fascinating new novel from former Navy man and professional aviator Joseph Cordaro has just hit the book stands with a riveting tale about the invisible wounds borne by war veterans.
The Cost of Courage
The Cost of Courage
Sept. 23, 2011 - PRLog -- Cordaro’s new book, entitled The Cost of Courage, tells the story of a naval hero’s family and their struggle to overcome the terrible physical and psychological battle wounds left behind from war. The story spans decades -- beginning from Lieutenant Commander Charles Courtland’s return from the 1916 Battle of Jutland, to his estranged son’s own battles in World War II.  

The book is certain to become a bestseller, with Cordaro masterfully balancing the classic themes of love, war, and family ties. Already, the new novel has received a slew of excited and positive reviews from a number of readers and magazines. One review from American book review magazine, Kirkus Review, describes Cordaro’s work as “well researched and highly readable, blending historical fiction with military drama…Historical fiction that focuses less on the history and more on those who survive it..”

In one interview, Cordaro credited war veterans as his main inspiration for writing the book, especially those who were psychologically or emotionally battered by their war experiences. The author was especially moved by the experiences of his uncle, also a war veteran, who was among those aboard the aircraft carrier, U.S.S. Bunkerhill, when it was struck by Kamikaze pilots off the coast of Okinawa in World War II.

When asked about his motivation for writing the book, the author responded, “I wanted to show that returning warriors who bear no outward signs of being wounded can be horribly scarred, emotionally. Often, their families have a more difficult time dealing with these emotional scars than with the physical wounds.”

About Joseph Cordaro
Joseph Cordaro served in the U.S. Navy and was a professional aviator for 37 years. During that time, Cordaro flew to the United Kingdom, where he was inspired to write this story of the Royal Navy, and how one family faced the hardship of two world wars. A native of New York, he now resides in Merritt Island, Florida.

For more information, to contact Joseph Cordaro, or to buy The Cost of Courage, visit

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