Synopses & Reviews
On April 9, 1942, thousands of U.S. soldiers surrendered as the Philippines island of Luzon fell to the Japanese. But a few hundred Americans placed their faith in their own hands and headed for the jungles.
One of them was twenty-three-year-old Clay Conner Jr., who had never even camped before . . .
The obstacles to Connerand#8217;s survival were as numerous as the enemy soldiers who ultimately put a price on his head: among them malaria, heat, jungle rot, snakes, and mosquitoes. Beyond that, the human threats of betrayal, capture, torture, and death. And, finally, he had to overcome self-doubt, struggle with the despair of burying comrades, deal with friction among his fellow American soldiers, and find a way to survive.
But if conflict reveals character, Conner showed himself to be a man apart. Inspired by an unlikely alliance with a tribe of arrow-shooting pygmies, by the words in a dog-eared New Testament, and by a tattered American flag that he vowed to someday triumphantly fly at battalion headquarters, Conner emerged victorious from the jungleand#151;after almost three years.
Resolve is the story of an unlikely hero who never surrendered to the enemyand#151;and of a soldier who never gave up hope.
and#8220;Utterly fantasticand#8230;Welch is as fine a nonfiction writer as America has ever produced.and#8221;and#8212;Marcus Brotherton, author of Shiftyand#8217;s War
and#8220;A spellbinding drama.and#8221;and#8212;Forrest Bryant Johnson, author of The Last Camel Charge
and#8220;Stories like Clay Connerand#8217;sand#8212;unlike any other war story Iand#8217;m aware ofand#8212;remind us of the perseverance, courage, and hope that we must carry on in their honor.and#8221;and#8212;Congressman Mike Pence, Indiana
About the Author
Bob Welch is the award-winning author of thirteen books and the general columnist at the Register-Guard in Eugene, Oregon. He has served as an adjunct professor of journalism at the University of Oregon in Eugene, and has had articles published in such magazines as Readerand#8217;s Digest, Sports Illustrated, Runnerand#8217;s World, and Los Angeles. He is the founding director of the Beachside Writers Workshop, and has enlightened thousands across the country with his inspirational speaking.