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From the PublisherThe Dallas Morning News Poignant and powerful...riveting.
Stephen E. Ambrose This is a gripping book. Elizabeth Norman presents a war story in which the main characters never kill one of the enemy, or even shoot at him, but are nevertheless heroes....First on Bataan, then moved to Corregidor, they were under almost constant shell fire, were always hungry, close to starvation, had horrendous diseases to deal with despite a shortage or even a complete lack of proper medicines, getting little or no sleep, nothing in the way of recreation — yet they were a true band of angels, inspiring all the men whom they were there to help. In a squalid prison camp, they remained giants, despite their small size....They were the bravest of the brave, who endured unspeakable pain and torture. Americans today should thank God we had such women.
Austin American-Statesman (TX) Compelling...engrossing...suspense-filled....Terrific reading.
The Philippine Inquirer The most comprehensive account ever told of the capture and captivity of the ninety-nine nurses known as the "Angels of Bataan"....The vivid details of their actions, taken from interviews, journals, letters, and government testimony...prove to be the real gems of the book.
Richmond Times-Dispatch One cannot help but be impressed by their courage in the worst of circumstances ....An incredible piece of research.
Library journal Harrowing...well-written.
San Antonio Express-News Packs an emotional wallop.
Kirkus Reviews Gripping....Norman's touching and stirring narrative makes a fitting tribute to these women's courage and dedication.
Publishers Weekly Makes excellent use of extensive quotations from diaries and interviews.... Norman also captures moments of great courage....But the true highlights come in the evocation of tears and sweat that went into the nurses' daily struggle...in the face of overwhelming adversity.
The Boston Globe Captures [war's] gritty, surreal texture with as much eloquence as the best writers on the Balkan front lines....Norman tells the story of Bataan with authority, compassion, and an unusually clear-sighted view of the American military. She hooks readers from the start.