Robinson Crusoe, USN: The Adventures of George R. Tweed Rm1c on Japanese-Held Guam

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"In many ways this book is superior to the Robinson Crusoe we read as children. Tweed was confronted by greater dangers and greater difficulties. And his ingenuity was also greater: Electric lights, a radio, an elaborate alarm system, furniture, clothing, these were some of the things Tweed contrived during his 2 1/2 years of dangerous exile. Readers will marvel at the tenacity and will to live of a fellow man. . . . This is a book to read. It is also a book to own; your children and your grandchildren will want ...

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Overview

"In many ways this book is superior to the Robinson Crusoe we read as children. Tweed was confronted by greater dangers and greater difficulties. And his ingenuity was also greater: Electric lights, a radio, an elaborate alarm system, furniture, clothing, these were some of the things Tweed contrived during his 2 1/2 years of dangerous exile. Readers will marvel at the tenacity and will to live of a fellow man. . . . This is a book to read. It is also a book to own; your children and your grandchildren will want to read it some day.” —Springfield Republican

“Excellent.” —Library Journal 

At the same time as the attack on Pearl Harbor, Japan captured American Guam. Given the choice of surrendering or being taken prisoner, George R. Tweed escaped into the countryside. Aided by Chamorro natives who risked their lives to keep him safe, Tweed survived for two and a half years until he was eventually rescued by the U.S. Navy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594161117
  • Publisher: Westholme Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/19/2010
  • Edition description: 2
  • Pages: 267
  • Sales rank: 478,902
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

GEORGE R. TWEED (1902–1989) retired as a navy lieutenant in 1948 and lived in Oregon.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2013

    George Ray Tweed was my 3rd cousin. The book was a true story

    George Ray Tweed was my 3rd cousin.
    The book was a true story of his life on Guam after it feel to the Japanese.
    I would highly recommend the book for young adults and adults. George remarrried and lived in Grants Pass OR until the time of his death. He was a loving and caring man.

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