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Tears in the Darkness: The Story of the Bataan Death March and Its Aftermath: The Story of the Bataan Death March and Its Aftermath

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For the first four months of 1942, U.S., Filipino, and Japanese soldiers fought what was America's first major land battle of World War II, the battle for the tiny Philippine peninsula of Bataan. It ended with the surrender of 76,000 Filipinos and Americans, the single largest defeat in American military history.

The defeat, though, was only the beginning, as Michael and Elizabeth M. Norman make dramatically clear in this powerfully original book. From then until the Japanese surrendered in August 1945, the prisoners of war suffered an ordeal of unparalleled cruelty and savagery: forty-one months of captivity, starvation rations, dehydration, hard labor, deadly disease, and torture—far from the machinations of General Douglas MacArthur.

The Normans bring to the story remarkable feats of reportage and literary empathy. Their protagonist, Ben Steele, is a figure out of Hemingway: a young cowboy turned sketch artist from Montana who joined the army to see the world. Juxtaposed against Steele's story and the sobering tale of the Death March and its aftermath is the story of a number of Japanese soldiers.

The result is an altogether new and original World War II book: it exposes the myths of military heroism as shallow and inadequate; and it makes clear, with great literary and human power, that war causes suffering for people on all sides.

Synopsis:

In the tradition of All Quiet on the Western Front and Hiroshima, this major new work about World War II exposes the myths of military heroism as shallow and inadequate, and makes clear that war causes suffering for people on all sides.

About the Author

Narrator Michael Prichard is a Los Angeles-based actor who has recorded more than 350 audiobooks including novels by Clive Cussler and Tom Glancy. He recently was named one of Smart Money's Top Ten Golden Voices.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400141678
Author:
Norman, Michael
Publisher:
Tantor Media Inc
Read by:
Prichard, Michael
Read:
Prichard, Michael
Narrated:
Prichard, Michael
Author:
Prichard, Michael
Author:
Norman, Elizabeth M.
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
Asia - Southeast Asia
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Subject:
General History
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Library - Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20090731
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.9 x 6.9 x 1.8 in 1 lb
Media Run Time:
050

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Military » US Military » General
History and Social Science » Military » World War II » General
History and Social Science » World History » Asia » General
History and Social Science » World History » Southeast Asia

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