P.O.W. In The Pacific

Overview

This is the story of William N. Donovan, a U.S. Army medical officer in the Philippines who, as a prisoner of war, faced unspeakable conditions and abuse in Japanese camps during World War II. Through his own words we learn of the brutality, starvation, and disease that he and other men endured at the hands of their captors. And we learn of the courage and determination that Donovan was able to summon in order to survive. P.O.W. in the Pacific: Memoirs of an American Doctor in World War II describes the last ...
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Overview

This is the story of William N. Donovan, a U.S. Army medical officer in the Philippines who, as a prisoner of war, faced unspeakable conditions and abuse in Japanese camps during World War II. Through his own words we learn of the brutality, starvation, and disease that he and other men endured at the hands of their captors. And we learn of the courage and determination that Donovan was able to summon in order to survive. P.O.W. in the Pacific: Memoirs of an American Doctor in World War II describes the last weeks before Donovan's capture and his struggles after being taken prisoner at the surrender of Corregidor to the Japanese on May 6, 1942. He remained a P.O.W. until his release on August 14, 1945, V-J Day. Shocking, moving, and yet tinged with Donovan's dry sense of humor, P.O.W. in the Pacific offers a new perspective-that of a medical doctor-on the experience of captivity in Japanese prison camps as well as on the war in the Pacific. The book is edited by Donovan's daughter Josephine, with the assistance of her sister, Ann Devigne Donovan. Readers will be inspired by this true story of one American's heroism.
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Editorial Reviews

William M. McBride
Donovan's tale is testimony to the strength of the human spirit and provides rare illumination of a horrific war often too glibly defined by its endnotes at Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Albert J. Dorley
Provides an account of the war on a very personal level rarely seen. An excellent book, easily read, insightful, and deemed an important contribution.
William M. Tuttle Jr.
This is an important book, for nothing so demythologizes the 'good war' as Donovan's harrowing story of torture, disease, and death. In explicating the war's harsh realities, this book ranks with the classic accounts by Paul Fussell and E. B. Sledge.
Booknews
Donovan relates his experiences as a POW in the infamous Bilibid prison in Manila, in the Japanese freighter Haro Maru, and in other horrific camps. Captured at the surrender of Corregidor in May 1942, he was not liberated until V-J day, over three years later. A vivid and moving account of the horrors of war, told from the perspective of a soldier and doctor. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780842027250
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 9/28/1998
  • Pages: 202
  • Sales rank: 993,707
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 The War Begins Chapter 3 Bataan Chapter 4 Corregidor Chapter 5 Bilibid and Camp #8 Chapter 6 The Prison Ship "Horror Maru" Chapter 7 Formosa Chapter 8 Coming Home Chapter 9 The Home Front Chapter 10 Appendix: Deposition for the War Crimes Trials
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