The Devil's Causeway

The True Story of America's First Prisoners of War in the Philippines, and the Heroic Expedition Sent to Their Rescue

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Price: $26.95 Pub Date: 09/18/2012 Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 978-0-7627-8029-7 Imprint: Lyons Press Trim: Pages: 432

As the United States engaged in a bloody campaign to pacify its newly-won Philippines territory, a secret American mission went terribly wrong, resulting in a prisoner-of-war incident that foreshadowed World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. What happened next was an epic struggle for survival, a test of the human will to live, and ultimately, a crucible for heroes. Their captivity and the torturous expedition sent to the American POWs' rescue, recalled today as one of the greatest marches in U.S. Army history, features a tightly-hewn cast of characters­. A sweeping military epic drawing on international primary sources, The Devil’s Causeway tells their extraordinary story in its entirety for the first time.

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