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    DescriptionOf the 25,000 Americans held prisoner in the Pacific during World War II, over 40 percent died in captivity. Only those with luck and a tremendous will to live ever made it home. Surprisingly, however, no book has yet tried to convey, in the survivors' own words, the full range of what these servicemen went through. But now their astonishing stories are finally told in With Only the Will to Live: Accounts of Americans in Japanese Prison Camps, 1941-1945. Historians Robert S. La Forte, Ronald E. Marcello, and Richard L. Himmel have selected the accounts of 52 individuals from interviews with well over 150 survivors. Telling of their surprise at "losing" to the enemy, brutal treatment by guards, constant battles with hunger and disease, use as slave labor, and unflagging refusal to give in, the men who were there paint a vivid picture of every stage of their ordeal. And, unlike memoirs by single individuals, the numerous accounts in With Only the Will to Live together give a view of many different camps and kinds of treatment the thousands of POWs were subjected to. From the jungles of Burma to the coal mines of Nagasaki, from rice patties in the Philippines to air raids in Kawasaki, With Only the Will to Live conveys the wide variety of experiences the American prisoners endured. Their understated heroism, and the shocking conditions that tested it, is now fully recorded in a volume that will thrill history buffs with its immediacy and inspire all readers with its demonstration of what the human spirit can conquer.


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    Title
    With Only the Will to Live
    Subtitle
    Accounts of Americans in Japanese Prison Camps 1941-1945
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert S. La Forte, By (author) Ronald E. Marcello, By (author) Richard L. Himmel
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 162 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 699 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780842024648
    ISBN 10: 0842024646
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC subject category V2: BG
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJH
    BIC E4L: WAR
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPJ
    BIC subject category V2: JWXR
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15700
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940
    B&T Approval Code: A44096200
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 10
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC21: 940.547252
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A44350000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS000000, BIO000000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 940.54/7252
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027000
    LC classification: D805.A785W
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: D805.A785 W57 1994
    LC subject heading:
    Illustrations note
    bibliography, index
    Publisher
    Scholarly Resources Inc.,U.S.
    Imprint name
    Scholarly Resources Inc.,U.S.
    Publication date
    01 June 1994
    Publication City/Country
    Denver
    Back cover copy
    Of the 25,000 Americans held prisoner in the Pacific during World War II, over 40 percent died in captivity. Only those with luck and a tremendous will to live ever made it home. Surprisingly, however, no book has yet tried to convey, in the survivors' own words, the full range of what these servicemen went through. But now their astonishing stories are finally told in With Only the Will to Live: Accounts of Americans in Japanese Prison Camps, 1941-1945. Historians Robert S. La Forte, Ronald E. Marcello, and Richard L. Himmel have selected the accounts of 52 individuals from interviews with well over 150 survivors. Telling of their surprise at "losing" to the enemy, brutal treatment by guards, constant battles with hunger and disease, use as slave labor, and unflagging refusal to give in, the men who were there paint a vivid picture of every stage of their ordeal. And, unlike memoirs by single individuals, the numerous accounts in With Only the Will to Live together give a view of many different camps and kinds of treatment the thousands of POWs were subjected to. From the jungles of Burma to the coal mines of Nagasaki, from rice patties in the Philippines to air raids in Kawasaki, With Only the Will to Live conveys the wide variety of experiences the American prisoners endured. Their understated heroism, and the shocking conditions that tested it, is now fully recorded in a volume that will thrill history buffs with its immediacy and inspire all readers with its demonstration of what the human spirit can conquer.