Horyo : memoirs of an American POW (Book, 1999) [WorldCat.org]
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Horyo : memoirs of an American POW

Author: Richard M Gordon; Benjamin S Llamzon
Publisher: St. Paul, Minn. : Paragon House, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"This is the vivid account of Richard M. Gordon, who grew up in "Hell's Kitchen" in New York City, and in August 1940 enlisted in the Army and was assigned to duty in the Philippines. He attained the rank of sergeant during combat in Bataan. In April 1942, he was captured by the Japanese and forced to participate in the infamous Bataan Death March, and subsequently held prisoner of war in several camps including
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biographies
Personal narratives
Biography
Personal narratives, American
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gordon, Richard M., 1921-
Horyo.
St. Paul, Minn. : Paragon House, 1999
(OCoLC)607396976
Named Person: Richard M Gordon; Richard M Gordon
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard M Gordon; Benjamin S Llamzon
ISBN: 1557787816 9781557787811
OCLC Number: 41137675
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxix, 274 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The Adolescent Years --
Army Recruit Days --
En Route to the Philippines --
Prewar Life in Manila --
America's "Foreign Legion" --
War Clouds Gather --
Fighting on Bataan --
The Fall of Bataan --
Why Bataan Fell --
Captivity Begins --
The Bataan Death March --
Camp O'Donnell --
Cabanatuan Prison Camp --
The 'Hell Ship' Nagato Maru --
Welcome to Japan --
Mitsushima --
Learning the Language --
Work Details and Contracts --
The Skies Begin To Cloud Up --
It's Over --
Going Home --
Manila, the Second Time --
Return to the U.S.A.
Responsibility: Richard M. Gordon ; with the assistance of Benjamin S. Llamzon.

Abstract:

"This is the vivid account of Richard M. Gordon, who grew up in "Hell's Kitchen" in New York City, and in August 1940 enlisted in the Army and was assigned to duty in the Philippines. He attained the rank of sergeant during combat in Bataan. In April 1942, he was captured by the Japanese and forced to participate in the infamous Bataan Death March, and subsequently held prisoner of war in several camps including O'Donnell, Cabanatuan, and Hiraoka on Mitsushima in Japan.

At O'Donnell and Cabanatuan he was assigned to burial detail until malaria compelled him to join a group of POWs who were shipped to Japan as laborers in November 1942. In shocking detail, he describes life and death in these camps and forces the reader to confront the predatory behavior of many soldiers in such circumstances."--Jacket.

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