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Corregidor : the American Alamo of World War II

Author: Eric Morris
Publisher: New York : Cooper Square Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Cooper Square Press edView all editions and formats
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This history is based upon interviews with forty American and Filipino survivors and told in the voices of the soldiers, doctors, and nurses who were the untested but valiant defenders of Corregidor, the tiny island fortress of Generals MacArthur and Wainwright. Before Pearl Harbor, American servicemen in the Philippines led a life of colonial ease. But from December 1941 to May 1942, defeated and humiliated by the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Military history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Morris
ISBN: 9780815410850 0815410859
OCLC Number: 44509314
Notes: Originally published: New York : Stein and Day, 1981.
Description: xvii, 528 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: A soldier's paradise --
Call to arms --
Rumors of war --
Day of Infamy --
The Battle of Manila --
Retreat --
The Battle of Bataan --
The siege --
The fall of Bataan --
Corregidor --
Epilogue : one dollar a day.
Responsibility: Eric Morris.

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Based on interviews with forty American and Filipino survivors who-battling hunger, dysentery, malaria, and rapidly encroaching Japanes-were the untested but brilliant defenders of General MacArthur  Read more...

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Morris's work is unusual. It has freshness and intimacy that other books on the subject lack....Eminently readable. * Library Journal * Corregidor vividly conveys the circumstances of men fighting Read more...

 
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