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The Resource Some survived, by Manny Lawton ; with an introduction by John Toland

Some survived, by Manny Lawton ; with an introduction by John Toland

Label
Some survived
Title
Some survived
Statement of responsibility
by Manny Lawton ; with an introduction by John Toland
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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)
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1918-1986
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lawton, Manny
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D805.P6
LC item number
L38 1984
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lawton, Manny
  • Lawton, Manny
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
  • Concentration camps
  • Prisoners of war
  • Philippines
  • United States
  • Amerikanischer Kriegsgefangener
  • Pazifikkrieg
  • Erlebnisbericht
  • Bataan
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Internment camps
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War
Label
Some survived, by Manny Lawton ; with an introduction by John Toland
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
11068891
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xix, 295 pages, 8 pages of plates
Isbn
9780912697130
Lccn
84016940
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)11068891
Label
Some survived, by Manny Lawton ; with an introduction by John Toland
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
11068891
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xix, 295 pages, 8 pages of plates
Isbn
9780912697130
Lccn
84016940
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)11068891

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