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Conduct Under Fire: Four American Doctors and Their Fight for Life as Prisoners of the Japanese, 1941-1945

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The fierce, bloody battles of Bataan and Corregidor in the Philippines are legendary in the annals of World War II. Those who survived faced the horrors of life as prisoners of

the Japanese.

In Conduct Under Fire, John A. Glusman chronicles these events through the eyes of his father, Murray, and three fellow navy doctors captured on Corregidor in May 1942. Here are the dramatic stories of the fall of Bataan, the siege of “the Rock,” and the daily struggles to tend the sick, wounded, and dying during some of the heaviest bombardments of World War II. Here also is the desperate war doctors and corpsmen waged against disease and starvation amid an enemy that viewed surrender as a disgrace. To survive, the POWs functioned as a family. But the ties that bind couldn’t protect them from a ruthless counteroffensive waged by American submarines or from the B-29 raids that burned Japan’s major cities to the ground. Based on extensive interviews with American, British, Australian, and Japanese veterans, as well as diaries, letters, and war crimes testimony, this is a harrowing account of a brutal clash of cultures, of a race war that escalated into total war.

Like Flags of Our Fathers and Ghost Soldiers, Conduct Under Fire is a story of bravery on the battlefield and ingenuity behind barbed wire, one that reveals the long shadow the war cast on the lives of those who fought it.

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A gripping chronicle of courage in captivity, of sacrifice and survival, Conduct Under Fire recounts the fierce, bloody battles of Bataan and Corregidor through the eyes of the autho‛s father and three fellow navy doctors taken prisoner by the Japanese in 1942. During their three and a half years of imprisonment, the doctors struggled daily against disease and starvation, fighting for their own lives as well as the lives of their fellow prisoners. Based on extensive interviews with American, British, Australian, and Japanese veterans, as well as diaries, letters, and war crimes testimony, Conduct Under Fire is an unforgettable account of bravery and ingenuity, one that reveals the long shadow the war cast on the lives of those who fought it.

Synopsis:

This gripping chronicle of courage in captivity recounts the fierce, bloody battles of Bataan and Corregidor through the eyes of the author's father and three fellow navy doctors taken prisoner by the Japanese.

About the Author

John A. Glusman is editor in chief of Farrar, Straus & Giroux. He has been a contributing editor to the Paris Review and has written for numerous publications.

Table of Contents

Prologue   1

  1. The Prettiest Girl in the World   5
  2. The Pearl of the Orient   25
  3. Red Sunset   50
  4. Invisible Enemies   62
  5. Exodus   72
  6. Rendezvous   85
  7. Opening Salvos   94
  8. Never Surrender   117
  9. "Help is on the Way"   123
  10. "Wherever I Am, I Still Love You"   143
  11. "We Are Not Barbarians"   154
  12. "I Go to Meet the Japanese Commander"   165
  13. Limbo   198
  14. Horyo   214
  15. "The Last Thin Tie"   230
  16. The Good Doctor   253
  17. "The Japanese Will Pay"   282
  18. Bridge Over Hell   295
  19. Bad Timing and Good Luck   318
  20. "Action Taken: None"   340
  21. The Arisan Maru   354
  22. Fire from the Sky   368
  23. Total War   381
  24. Darkness Before Dawn   407
  25. Mission of Mercy   431
  26. Coming Home   477

Epilogue   483

Acknowledgements   483

Notes   487

Selected Bibliography  

Index      

Product Details

ISBN:
9780142002223
Subtitle:
Four American Doctors and Their Fight for Life as Prisonersof the Japanese, 1941-1945
Author:
Glusman, John A
Author:
Glusman, John
Author:
Glusman, John A.
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Medical - Physicians
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Publication Date:
20060425
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16-page b/w photo insert on insert stock
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
8.42x5.56x1.32 in. 1.23 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , A gripping chronicle of courage in captivity, of sacrifice and survival, Conduct Under Fire recounts the fierce, bloody battles of Bataan and Corregidor through the eyes of the autho‛s father and three fellow navy doctors taken prisoner by the Japanese in 1942. During their three and a half years of imprisonment, the doctors struggled daily against disease and starvation, fighting for their own lives as well as the lives of their fellow prisoners. Based on extensive interviews with American, British, Australian, and Japanese veterans, as well as diaries, letters, and war crimes testimony, Conduct Under Fire is an unforgettable account of bravery and ingenuity, one that reveals the long shadow the war cast on the lives of those who fought it.
"Synopsis" by , This gripping chronicle of courage in captivity recounts the fierce, bloody battles of Bataan and Corregidor through the eyes of the author's father and three fellow navy doctors taken prisoner by the Japanese.

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