Give Us This Day

Give Us This Day

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by Sidney Stewart
     
 

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What happened to the survivors of the infamous Bataan Death March in World War II? In a new edition of this classic account, Sidney Stewart gives one man's gripping answer.
In April 1942, Sidney Stewart, a 21-year-old U.S. Army enlisted man, was captured at Bataan. For nearly three and a half years, until he was liberated by the Russians in Manchuria, he

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What happened to the survivors of the infamous Bataan Death March in World War II? In a new edition of this classic account, Sidney Stewart gives one man's gripping answer.
In April 1942, Sidney Stewart, a 21-year-old U.S. Army enlisted man, was captured at Bataan. For nearly three and a half years, until he was liberated by the Russians in Manchuria, he remained a prisoner of war. Here is his account of this long and terrifying captivity. "It is one of the most harrowing and debilitating chronicles that I have read. . . . He describes the ordeal brilliantly; he harbors no resentments apparently, and he has emerged from an inferno of bestiality with utter serenity." — Maxwell Geismar, Saturday Review "An impressive and moving book." — David Dempsey, New York Times "His is no ordinary prisoner-of-war story; better written than most, it contains no tales of swashbuckling defiance. . . . The force of this book is its testimony to the indomitable strength of the human spirit." — Manchester Guardian "The plain narrative of this story would by itself have been fascinating, but this book is far more than a story, it is a work of art." — André Siegfried, Academie Francaise "Sidney Stewart's composed narrative is one of the most noble documents ever penned by a prisoner of war. The companions he writes about remained men to the end, until at last only one man remained; he survived to write this unforgettable, this magnificent story." — George Slocombe, New York Herald Tribune [Paris]

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New York Times Book Review
Through its immense picture of human courage in the face of suffering, it reinforces our faith in the ultimate triumph of man's spirit.
NY Times Book Review
Through its immense picture of human courage in the face of suffering, it reinforces our faith in the ultimate triumph of man's spirit.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393319217
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
04/28/1999
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
556,448
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.58(d)

Meet the Author

Sidney Stewart lived in Europe for many years. He died in Paris in 1998.

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Give Us This Day 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
caochedSC More than 1 year ago
As you read this book, you are struck by the unbelievable circumstances Sidney Stewart has to deal with each day just to survive. The title will stick with you the rest of your life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I also read this book in Jr. High (1964) and was taken back by the story. I never looked at war the same. What Mr. Stewart endured over the 4 years of capture is incomprehensible to the average person. Mr. Stewart managed to survive and he shows all of us that what we complain about today is nothing compared to what he endured his young life. My own dad a Marine shot on Iwo Jima found after the war the things that drove the average person nuts to him was just a minor irritation. I can only imaging Mr. Stewart's attitude toward life after his long time in a Japanese prison camp. Although Mr. Stewart has passed away, I salute him and all the members of the armed forces.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read this book several times since Jr. High (1968). It has helped me be a better American. We have nothing to complain about after reading this book. I have given several copies to my close friends. It has a Christain approach to dealing with the hardship. Very inspirational. Worth reading! These courageous Americans endured the Bataan Death March,...but it was nothing compared to the Hell Ships that later occurred. First two chapters are somewhat slow, but put on your seat belt for the remaining. It would make a great movie,... one that would make us all proud to be an American. Schools: Get rid of the Red Badge of Courage,... require every student to be read this one. They will not only become better Americans,... but they will appreciate the sacrificies of our Armed Forces.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Open up history without creating new wounds. 'Give us this day' is a window into World War II's nightmare called 'Bataan.' One man witnessed and remembers what his generation paid for our Generation. An excellent bridge toward understanding the fear and hate the war had on our GrandFathers. No malace. But don't forget Bataan.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the most eloquent, and moving books I have ever read. I definately recomend it to everyone whether they are interested in WWII or not. I would also like to mention I think studying WWII in depth in public schools is very important, and I wish they would require reading of this sort. Much more happened during that time period that what happened in Germany. Some of the attrocities committed in the Pacific where equaly if not more disterbing than that which occured in consentration camps.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ibelieve this was one of the best books I've ever read, it tells of man's inhumanity to man also man's love for his friends. There is so much in this book to make you admire the Author. I Loved This Book!!!