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Author: Manny Lawton
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books, 1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Manny Lawton was a twenty-three-year-old Army captain on April 8, 1942, when orders came to surrender to the Japanese forces invading the Philippine Islands. The next day, he and his fellow American and Filipino prisoners set out on the infamous Bataan Death March--a forced six-day, sixty-mile trek under a broiling tropical sun during which approximately eleven thousand men died or were bayoneted, clubbed, or shot
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, American
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lawton, Manny, 1918-1986.
Some survived.
Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books, 1984
(OCoLC)555977773
Named Person: Manny Lawton; Manny Lawton
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Manny Lawton
ISBN: 091269713X 9780912697130
OCLC Number: 11068891
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xix, 295 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The fall of Bataan --
The Death March --
Camp O'Donnell --
Cabanatuan --
Move to Davao --
Davao Penal colony (DAPECOL) --
Red Cross packages --
Ten men escape --
Another escape --
Back to Cabanatuan --
Tragedy at sea --
Ordeal by water --
Hell ship # 1 : the Oryoku Maru --
Hell ship # 2 : the Enoura Maru --
Hell ship # 3 : the Brazil Maru --
Japan at last --
The last move.
Responsibility: by Manny Lawton ; with an introduction by John Toland.

Abstract:

Manny Lawton was a twenty-three-year-old Army captain on April 8, 1942, when orders came to surrender to the Japanese forces invading the Philippine Islands. The next day, he and his fellow American and Filipino prisoners set out on the infamous Bataan Death March--a forced six-day, sixty-mile trek under a broiling tropical sun during which approximately eleven thousand men died or were bayoneted, clubbed, or shot to death by the Japanese. Yet terrible as the Death March was, for Manny Lawton and his comrades it was only the beginning. When the war ended in August 1945, it is estimated that some 57 percent of the American troops who had surrendered on Bataan had perished. But this is not a chronicle of despair. It is, instead, the story of how men can suffer even the most desperate conditions and, in their will to retain their humanity, triumph over appalling adversity. An epic of quiet heroism, "Some Survived" is a harrowing, poignant, and inspiring tale that lifts the heart.

About the Author: Manny Lawton graduated from Clemson College and joined the United States Army as an officer in 1940. He spent three and a half years as a prisoner of the Japanese in the Philippines, Japan, and Korea before liberation in 1945. He lived in his hometown of Estill, South Carolina, until his death in 1986.

Reviews: "Some Survived is a story of unrelieved horror, far worse than any fictional tale every imagined ... yet it does not convey despair. On the contrary, it is inspirational ... It makes one glad to be alive."--St. Petersburg Times (St. Petersburg Times) "Shows that the human spirit can soar like an eagle from the depths of hell on earth."--Charleston News & Courier (Charleston News & Courier).

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