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The long march home, a World War II novel of the Pacific, Marcus Brotherton and Tosca Lee

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The long march home, a World War II novel of the Pacific, Marcus Brotherton and Tosca Lee
Language
eng
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Includes bibliographical references
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Literary Form
fiction
Main title
The long march home
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1336592715
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Marcus Brotherton and Tosca Lee
Sub title
a World War II novel of the Pacific
Summary
Jimmy Propfield joined the army for two reasons: to get out of Mobile, Alabama, with his best friends Hank and Billy and to forget his high school sweetheart, Claire. Life in the Philippines seems like paradise--until the morning of December 8, 1941, when news comes from Manila: Imperial Japan has bombed Pearl Harbor. Within hours, the teenage friends are plunged into war as enemy warplanes attack Luzon, beginning a battle for control of the Pacific Theater that will culminate with a last stand on the Bataan Peninsula and end with the largest surrender of American troops in history. What follows will become known as one of the worst atrocities in modern warfare: the Bataan Death March. With no hope of rescue, the three friends vow to make it back home together. But the ordeal is only the beginning of their nearly four-year fight to survive. Inspired by true stories, "The Long March Home" is a gripping coming-of-age tale of friendship, sacrifice, and the power of unrelenting hope
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