Prisoners of the Japanese by Gavan Daws
Pows of World War II in the Pacific

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Survivors of the notorious Bataan death march, members of slave labor teams, soldiers in Douglas MacArthur's army in the Philippines, and other prisoners of war tell the stories of their capture, stories often ignored in official accounts. 25,000 first printing.

About Gavan Daws

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Gavan Daws is a historian and author of nine books about the Pacific and Asia, including a previous Nature Conservancy book, "Hawaii: The Islands of Life" (1988). He lives in Honolulu, Hawaii. Marty Fujita is a Research Associate of the Smithsonian Institution and founding director of The Nature Conservancy's Indonesia Program. She lived and worked in Indonesia for over seven years and now resides in Oakland, California.
Published January 1, 1994 by NY: Quill, 1994, NY. 462 pages
Genres: History, War, Travel. Non-fiction

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While he devotes considerable attention to group bonding, scavenging, and the other stratagems it took to stay alive behind the wire, Daws doesn't neglect the surprisingly cool receptions accorded repatriated POWs.

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Daws (Shoal of Time) eloquently tells the story of 140,000 Allied military prisoners whom history has almost forgotten. He convincingly describes Japanese POW camps not as homogenizing institutions bu

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