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Conduct Under Fire : Four American Doctors and Their Fight for Life as Prisoners of the Japanese 1941-1945

Glusman, John A.

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ISBN 10: 0670034088 / ISBN 13: 9780670034086
Published by Viking/Penguin Group, New York, 2005
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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588pp. beige boards with blue paper spine and gold lettering. Flatsigned by author on title page. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 001832

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Title: Conduct Under Fire : Four American Doctors ...

Publisher: Viking/Penguin Group, New York

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Flatsigned by Author

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

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Traces the experiences of the author's father and three fellow Navy doctors who were captured during the World War II battles of Bataan and Corregidor in the Phillippines, an event that united the men as allies as they attended patients under the brutal eye of their captors.

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Glusman takes us on an extraordinary journey through the battles of the Pacific, and then into the horror of the Japanese POW camps, via the story of his father and three fellow doctors. There are moments of courage and cowardice, caring and cruelty, as these four physicians struggle under severe circumstances to preserve the bodies and heal the souls of their fellow men."
Jerome E. Groopman, M.D., author of The Anatomy of Hope and Dina and Raphael Recanati Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

"This is a real page turner and a delight from beginning to end. Glusman has truly done a masterful job not only researching and detailing a largely neglected story, but also putting it all in the proper context. It is beautifully written and a fitting tribute not only to his father and his father’s comrades, but to all the POWs who shared their singular and horrific experience."
Jan K. Herman, Editor of Navy Medicine and Resident Historian, U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery

"CONDUCT UNDER FIRE is an intimate and meticulous account of cruelty, courage, and extraordinary human resilience in the hell holes of Japan's WWII prison camps and more. Glusman also introduces the little-known deaths of over ten thousand American POWs by "friendly fire," and ends his story with the massive rain of firebombs that brought the war home to the Japanese. He has, indeed, cast an unflinching gaze on the "fire" of hell on earth."
John W. Dower, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II and War Without Mercy: Race and Power in the Pacific War

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