If I Get Out Alive: The World War II Letters and Diaries of William H McDougall Jr

3 avg rating
( 1 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780874808919: If I Get Out Alive: The World War II Letters and Diaries of William H McDougall Jr
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

In 1939, William H. McDougall was a newspaperman from Salt Lake City who quit his job and went to work for the Japan Times, an English-language newspaper in Tokyo, and later for the United Press, for which he covered the Japanese occupation of Shanghai and the fall of the Dutch East Indies (Indonesia). When the ship on which he had escaped from Java was sunk, he reached the island of Sumatra, where he was captured and imprisoned by the Japanese until 1945. 

McDougall’s letters to his family offer a rare and detailed look at daily life in Tokyo and in Japanese-occupied Shanghai during the months leading up to the Pearl Harbor attack. After his imprisonment in Sumatra, he began keeping a daily journal of his experiences as a POW. Published here for the first time are the journals he retrieved at the end of World War II.

Written by an articulate and perceptive professional reporter, McDougall's letters and diaries offer an intimate, personal narrative of conditions in wartime East Asia. 

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

William H. McDougall Jr. (1909-1988) published two books about his wartime experiences: Six Bells Off Java and By Eastern Windows. He entered the Roman Catholic priesthood after the war. McDougall was rector of the Cathedral of the Madeleine in Salt Lake City until his retirement in 1981.
Gary Topping is professor of history at Salt Lake Community College and archivist of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City. He is the author of Utah Historians and the Reconstruction of Western History.

Review:

 "Both the writer and the editor have done a great service to history. As Topping notes, this may be one of the most important diaries of the entire war."
Deseret Morning News

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

List Price: US$ 14.95
US$ 12.41

Convert currency

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Published by University of Chicago press
ISBN 10: 087480891X ISBN 13: 9780874808919
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)

Book Description University of Chicago press. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 087480891X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 12.41
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Topping, Gary
Published by Univ of Utah
ISBN 10: 087480891X ISBN 13: 9780874808919
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:

Book Description Univ of Utah. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Hardcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 2343504

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.90
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Published by University of Utah Press (2007)
ISBN 10: 087480891X ISBN 13: 9780874808919
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Book Deals
(Lewiston, NY, U.S.A.)

Book Description University of Utah Press, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: BRAND NEW. Seller Inventory # 087480891X_abe_bn

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Published by University of Utah Press,U.S., United States (2007)
ISBN 10: 087480891X ISBN 13: 9780874808919
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description University of Utah Press,U.S., United States, 2007. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. In 1939, William H. McDougall was a newspaperman from Salt Lake City who quit his job and went to work for the Japan Times, an English-language newspaper in Tokyo, and later for the United Press, for which he covered the Japanese occupation of Shanghai and the fall of the Dutch East Indies (Indonesia). When the ship on which he had escaped from Java was sunk, he reached the island of Sumatra, where he was captured and imprisoned by the Japanese until 1945. McDougall's letters to his family offer a rare and detailed look at daily life in Tokyo and in Japanese-occupied Shanghai during the months leading up to the Pearl Harbor attack. After his imprisonment in Sumatra, he began keeping a daily journal of his experiences as a POW. Published here for the first time are the journals he retrieved at the end of World War II. Written by an articulate and perceptive professional reporter, McDougall's letters and diaries offer an intimate, personal narrative of conditions in wartime East Asia. Seller Inventory # AAN9780874808919

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 21.02
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Published by University of Utah Press,U.S., United States (2007)
ISBN 10: 087480891X ISBN 13: 9780874808919
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description University of Utah Press,U.S., United States, 2007. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. In 1939, William H. McDougall was a newspaperman from Salt Lake City who quit his job and went to work for the Japan Times, an English-language newspaper in Tokyo, and later for the United Press, for which he covered the Japanese occupation of Shanghai and the fall of the Dutch East Indies (Indonesia). When the ship on which he had escaped from Java was sunk, he reached the island of Sumatra, where he was captured and imprisoned by the Japanese until 1945. McDougall's letters to his family offer a rare and detailed look at daily life in Tokyo and in Japanese-occupied Shanghai during the months leading up to the Pearl Harbor attack. After his imprisonment in Sumatra, he began keeping a daily journal of his experiences as a POW. Published here for the first time are the journals he retrieved at the end of World War II. Written by an articulate and perceptive professional reporter, McDougall's letters and diaries offer an intimate, personal narrative of conditions in wartime East Asia. Seller Inventory # BTE9780874808919

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 21.85
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Published by University of Utah Press,U.S., United States (2007)
ISBN 10: 087480891X ISBN 13: 9780874808919
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description University of Utah Press,U.S., United States, 2007. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. In 1939, William H. McDougall was a newspaperman from Salt Lake City who quit his job and went to work for the Japan Times, an English-language newspaper in Tokyo, and later for the United Press, for which he covered the Japanese occupation of Shanghai and the fall of the Dutch East Indies (Indonesia). When the ship on which he had escaped from Java was sunk, he reached the island of Sumatra, where he was captured and imprisoned by the Japanese until 1945. McDougall's letters to his family offer a rare and detailed look at daily life in Tokyo and in Japanese-occupied Shanghai during the months leading up to the Pearl Harbor attack. After his imprisonment in Sumatra, he began keeping a daily journal of his experiences as a POW. Published here for the first time are the journals he retrieved at the end of World War II. Written by an articulate and perceptive professional reporter, McDougall's letters and diaries offer an intimate, personal narrative of conditions in wartime East Asia. Seller Inventory # AAN9780874808919

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 21.85
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Gary Topping
Published by University of Utah Press,U.S.
ISBN 10: 087480891X ISBN 13: 9780874808919
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)

Book Description University of Utah Press,U.S. Hardback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9780874808919

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.22
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.94
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Gary Topping (Editor)
Published by University of Utah Press (2007)
ISBN 10: 087480891X ISBN 13: 9780874808919
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description University of Utah Press, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX087480891X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 44.29
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Published by University of Utah Press
ISBN 10: 087480891X ISBN 13: 9780874808919
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description University of Utah Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. 087480891X New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW33.1037212

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 39.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

University of Utah Press
Published by University of Utah Press (2007)
ISBN 10: 087480891X ISBN 13: 9780874808919
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)

Book Description University of Utah Press, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1st Edition - may be Reissue. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 087480891Xn

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 87.17
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds