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Tears in the darkness : the story of the Bataan Death March and its aftermath / Michael Norman and Elizabeth M. Norman.

By: Norman, Michael, 1947 October 2- [author.].
Contributor(s): Norman, Elizabeth M [author.].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, [2009]Edition: First edition.Description: 463 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.Content 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 aftermath.Subject(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
Contents:
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.
Summary: 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.
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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.

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The battle of Bataan in the Philippines in 1942 resulted in the Japanese taking about 75,000 American and Filipino prisoners of war, America's worst military defeat ever. The prisoners were transferred across the Philippines, and treated horrifically in the process, in what became known as the Bataan Death March. The authors conducted 400 interviews with survivors and have put together an exhaustive narrative. They focus chiefly on Ben Steele, who survived the Philippine battles, the march, and 41 months in the slave labor camps. As much as a military history, this is the biography of a Montana cowboy transformed by great events.-EB (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Michael Norman , a former reporter for The New York Times , teaches narrative journalism at New York University. Elizabeth M. Norman , the author of two books about war, teaches at New York University's Steinhardt School of Education.

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