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My Hitch in Hell: The Bataan Death March

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2001

    Unsung Heros

    My Hitch in Hell: The Bataan Death March should be required reading for every High School student in America. With incredible poignancy and humor Lester Tenney literally takes the reader inside what was most certainly intended to be the final 'home' of these incredibly brave and resiliant soldiers. The only difficulty I had in reading this tremendously important memoir was trying to focus on the text through eyes filled with tears. An amazing story of hardship, determination and hope, Lester Tenney and his fellow POW's show the very best a human being can be.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2002

    I AM FROM BATAAN

    I am a Fil-Am serving in the US Air Force but my early childhood was spent growing up in Bataan, Philippines and learned about the death march in my early grade school years. I personally have been to the site and in Corregidor and the mountain in Bataan with the huge metal cross standing proudly on top of it for all the fallen soldiers. Also a place called Capaz, Tarlac where the march was said to have ended. It made me cry and reading this book made me remember everything I have heard from the elderly growing up as a young Filipino girl. I recommend this book to everyone, students and educators alike. Let us not forget the ones who paid the price for our freedom these days.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2001

    How small is our world?

    I had to read this book for a college class at ASU. I began reading the book and was struggling with it. I then had the opportunity to meet Mr. Tenney at a local B&N. He put a face and person to the story. I went home that night and read the entire book. I felt the emotion in his writing. Interestingly, a few years later I mentioned to my new grandmother-in-law that she should read this wonderful book about the Bataan Death March. She hesitated and then proceeded to tell me she had a close cousin who was on the march. I asked the name of the relative and she started with Lester and I finished with Tenney.

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  • Posted August 18, 2014

    I worked for 14 years at the VA Med Ctr in Phoenix, and had the

    I worked for 14 years at the VA Med Ctr in Phoenix, and had the honor of meeting and caring for Mr. Tenney. I have already read his book, but want it for me NOOK tablet for a second read. It is very "readable", moves along smoothly, and really helps the reader understand just what the devil we were fighting against during WW II. Mr. Tenney was a cheerful, intelligent, extremely likeable man, and after reading My Hitch in Hell, I marveled at his resiliency of spirit. That people who have gone through such terrible experiences, and seen the worst that humans can wreak on their fellows and still have any faith in the goodness of the human race boggles the mind. I've read a number of books by former POW's. Each offers a different view of their experiences and are valuable insights into the human experience and tenaciousness of the human spirit to survive, but I believe that this is the best I've come across so far.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2001

    pows slave imprisonment in japan labor coal mine

    an outstanding book of pow survial and abuse in the japan labor camps in the coal mines. I HAD THE HONOR TO MEET LESTER TENNEY AT A COLLEGE LECTURE SERIES. A MAN OF COURAGE AND SURVIAL SKILLS.

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