Survive the war. Outlast the enemy. Stay alive. That's what Henry Forrest has to do. When he lies about his age to join the Marines, Henry never imagines he'll face anything worse than his own father's cruelty. But his unit is shipped off to the Philippines, where the heat is unbearable, the conditions are brutal, and Henry's dreams of careless adventuring are completely dashed.Then the Japanese invade the islands, and US forces there surrender. As a prisoner of war, Henry faces one horror after another. Yet among his fellow captives, he finds kindness, respect, even brotherhood. A glimmer of light in the darkness. And he'll need to hold tight to the hope they offer if he wants to win the fight for his country, his freedom . . . and his life. Michael P. Spradlin's latest novel tenderly explores the harsh realities of the Bataan Death March and captivity on the Pacific front during World War II.
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Perfect wartime story!
If you like and love wartime stories, read this!
Mr Spradlin catches your attention right away!
Prisoner of war was the first book my 13 year old grandson decided to read on his own. I wanted to get a copy as well so that we could discuss it
It was an exciting book and I enjoyed it as much as my grandson. (And I’m 60!)
I loved this book. It is a great story if you love historical fiction