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Conduct Under Fire

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Conduct Under Fire by John A. Glusman
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Apr 25, 2006 | ISBN 9780142002223

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“Page-turning.”Wall Street Journal

“A thoughtful, humane meditation on war and family history, full of myth-bursting truths.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Glusman has written a compelling account of courage and sacrifice from the perspective of the doctors who sought to keep their fellow captives alive under conditions that amounted to a mass sentence of death. Over a third of American POWs held by the Japanese died in captivity. With grace and clarity, Glusman gives a keen sense of loss to that statistic, and a heroic dignity to those who survived—a major achievement indeed.” —Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

“Original, moving, and astonishing.” —Kenzaburo Oe, Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

“Epic… A marvelously humane and beautifully rendered tribute.” —San Francisco Chronicle

Table Of Contents

Prologue   1

  1. The Prettiest Girl in the World   5

  2. The Pearl of the Orient   25

  3. Red Sunset   50

  4. Invisible Enemies   62

  5. Exodus   72

  6. Rendezvous   85

  7. Opening Salvos   94

  8. Never Surrender   117

  9. “Help is on the Way”   123

  10. “Wherever I Am, I Still Love You”   143

  11. “We Are Not Barbarians”   154

  12. “I Go to Meet the Japanese Commander”   165

  13. Limbo   198

  14. Horyo   214

  15. “The Last Thin Tie”   230

  16. The Good Doctor   253

  17. “The Japanese Will Pay”   282

  18. Bridge Over Hell   295

  19. Bad Timing and Good Luck   318

  20. “Action Taken: None”   340

  21. The Arisan Maru   354

  22. Fire from the Sky   368

  23. Total War   381

  24. Darkness Before Dawn   407

  25. Mission of Mercy   431

  26. Coming Home   477

Epilogue   483

Acknowledgements   483
Notes   487
Selected Bibliography  

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