Tears in the darkness : the story of the Bataan Death March and its aftermath / Michael Norman and Elizabeth M. Norman.Material type: TextPublisher: New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, Edition: First editionDescription: 463 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780374272609 (hardcover : alkaline paper); 0374272603 (hardcover : alkaline paper)Other title: Story of the Bataan Death March and its aftermathSubject(s): Steele, Benjamin Charles, 1917- | Bataan Death March, Philippines, 1942 | World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, Japanese | Prisoners of war -- United States -- History -- 20th century | Prisoners of war -- Philippines -- History -- 20th century | Prisoners of war -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century | Prisoners of war -- Netherlands -- History -- 20th century | Bataan (Philippines : Province) -- HistoryDDC classification: 940.54/7252095991 LOC classification: D805.P6 | N67 2009
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [423-436]) and index.
Ghosts -- Going to ground -- More like a hired hand -- Hawk Creek -- Leaving -- Whiskey, wages, and the kindness of strangers -- Making magic -- One last look -- " A final determination" -- Imagine, after everything, this.
Following the U.S. surrender to the Japanese on the peninsula of Bataan in 1942, 76,000 American and Filipino POWs began the infamous Death March. This gripping narrative, told in unsparing but sympathetic detail, focuses intermittently on American POW Ben Steele, whose sketches adorn the book, and the hell of Japanese prison and labor camps that introduced these captives to the starvation, dehydration and murderous Japanese brutality that would become routine for the next three years.