Through My Mother's Eyes: The Story of a Young Girl's Life as a Prisoner of War in the Santo Tomas Internment Camp

Through My Mother's Eyes: The Story of a Young Girl's Life as a Prisoner of War in the Santo Tomas Internment Camp

by Michael McCoy
Through My Mother's Eyes: The Story of a Young Girl's Life as a Prisoner of War in the Santo Tomas Internment Camp

Through My Mother's Eyes: The Story of a Young Girl's Life as a Prisoner of War in the Santo Tomas Internment Camp

by Michael McCoy

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Overview

Jean-Marie Faggiano and her family were living in the Philippines when Pearl Harbor was attacked on December 7, 1941. The following month, she and her family, along with over 3,600 other non-national civilians, were forced to surrender to the Imperial Japanese Army and live as civilian prisoners of war in the Santo Tomas Internment Camp in Manila.In Through My Mother's Eyes, you will experience how a young girl and her family were able to survive their thirty-seven month ordeal until their nick-of-time rescue by American forces on February 3, 1945.Through My Mother's Eyes is a story of a world rampant with sickness, starvation, and brutality, but it is also an incredible story of love, courage, and enduring faith."A story of courage... and courage now to tell it." - Charles Ashbacher, Top Reviewer for Amazon.com"Insightful and deeply moving... a rich and enriching read." - Chris Smith, Columnist, The Press Democrat"Admirable courage in the midst of war. If you're a lover of history, stories of tragedies and triumphs, this is a must-read book." - Dr. Gino Matibag, Makati City, Philippines, Author of JAPAN Lights and Shadows(About the Authors)Michael 'Doc' McCoy was born in San Rafael, California, on October 9, 1955. He lived in Marin County until his family moved to Sonoma Valley in 1963. After graduating from high school in Sonoma in 1973, Michael attended Santa Rosa Junior College and California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. Following college, Michael enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Independence (CV-62) from 1979 through 1982.

In 2007, Michael began writing the biography of his mother and her family's experience in a Japanese prison camp during WWII and completed the manuscript after his trip to the Philippines in 2008. His highly praised book, Through My Mother's Eyes, was published by Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Agency in September of 2008. Michael wrote the award-winning screenplay adaptation, Under the Rising Sun, the following year.

Besides creative writing and radio, Michael is also a technical writer at Keysight Technologies in Santa Rosa, California. He is married to Angela McCoy and has a son, Thomas, who lives in North Las Vegas with his family.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781631358555
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
Publication date: 02/09/2015
Pages: 188
Sales rank: 990,332
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.43(d)
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