Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Tears in the Darkness: The Story of the Bataan Death March and Its Aftermath by Michael Norman

Tears in the Darkness by Michael Norman is a potent tale of dehumanization and dignity which graphically and appallingly portrays the the Bataan Death March and subsequent atrocities by Japanese captors in the Philippines during WW2. This book is not a military history but a instead a human story told principally through the experience of a Native American unfortunate enough to be caught up in the chaos. This is definitely not an easy read but it gives us a true account of systemic dehumanization.

5 Stars

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