General Fiction Ralph Graves Share of Honor

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Share of Honor

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May 1942. The Japanese overrun American and Filipino forces. Thus begins one of the most dramatic and terrifying stories of war -- a story of heroism and courage, love and betrayal. These were the horror years of occupation: escapees living as guerrillas in the mountains, the fragile spy ring run by civilians, the grueling Bataan Death March, the waiting and hoping for MacArthur to return. Here we enter the lives of a group of friends, lovers and enemies who band together in a fight for survival. Vividly authentic and compelling, Share of Honor is unforgettable.

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While entertaining and often absorbing, this panoramic WW II saga of the lives and loves of American resistance fighters in the Philippines boils down to yet another "us against them" war drama. In an attempt to make history real, Graves has reduced major events to personal triumphs and tragedies. Amos Watson, an elderly American entrepreneur and respected member of the Philippine business community, draws on his many contacts to set up a ring of spies that he directs from inside the Santo Tomas prison camp. His mistress, Carmen Despensayang, a voluptuous nightclub singer known as Papaya, becomes the lover of Admiral Buto, and through him supplies the U.S. with vital information. Graves segues between Watson, Despensayang, Brad Stone, a soldier turned guerilla leader, Major Jack Humphreys, who wills himself to live after the notorious Death March, and Sam Phipps, an officer on MacArthur's staff. Graves, former managing editor of Life and editorial director of Time , grew up in the Philippines and later saw army service there. The authenticity of background detail compensates for the thinness of character.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal:

Graves, a journalist who has worked in the Philippines, tells the story of that country during the Japanese occupation, focusing on both Filipinos and Americans who conspired against the invader while appearing to collaborate. Starting in the weeks preceding Pearl Harbor, the action revolves around each of the principals in turn. Through their experiences the reader is shown prison life, the Bataan Death March, the dangers of living a double life, and more. Like all good historical novels, this informs and entertains. Ellen Kaye Stoppel, Drake Univ. Law Lib., Des Moines
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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