The Night of the New Moon

The Night of the New Moon

by Laurens van der Post
     
 

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The remarkable story of the author's experiences in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp.

Laurens van der Post was a prisoner in Java when the atom bombs that ended the war destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Both a moving memoir of his experiences in the camp and a meditation on the morality of the bombs, this is also a compassionate contemplation of the Japanese…  See more details below

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The remarkable story of the author's experiences in a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp.

Laurens van der Post was a prisoner in Java when the atom bombs that ended the war destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Both a moving memoir of his experiences in the camp and a meditation on the morality of the bombs, this is also a compassionate contemplation of the Japanese guards and their western prisoners.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780701129910
Publisher:
Random House Adult Trade Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/29/1992
Pages:
160

Meet the Author

Laurens van der Post was born in Africa in 1906. Most of his adult life was spent divided between Africa and England. His professions of writer and farmer were interrupted by ten years in the army, behind enemy lines in Abyssinia, the Western Desert and the Far East where he was taken prisoner by the Japanese while commanding a small guerrilla unit. He went straight from prison back to active service in Java. He was awarded the CBE for his services in the field.

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