After the fall of the Philippines in 1942 - and after leading the last horse cavalry charge in U.S. history - Ed Ramsey refused to surrender. Instead, he joined the Filipino resistance and rose to command more than 40,000 guerrillas. The Japanese put the elusive American leader at the top of their death list. Rejecting the opportunity to escape, Ramsey withstood unimaginable fear, pain, and loss for three long years. Lieutenant Ramsey's War chronicles a remarkable true story of courage and perseverance.
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The first scholarly biography of LaFarge (1880-1963) the foremost American Catholic spokesman on race relations for 30 years. Contends that though he was far ahead of his church in decrying the treatment of blacks, he espoused far too gradualist an approach to ridding the Catholic Church of institutional bias. Blames his staunch clericalism and loyalty to the church, and paternalism that derived from his aristocratic birth and Eurocentric thinking. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)