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Some Survived

Lawton, Manny

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ISBN 10: 091269713X / ISBN 13: 9780912697130
Published by Algonquin Books, Chapel Hill, N.C., 1984
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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295 pages, b&w photos. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR on half title page with old photo of author taken just after WW2 mounted on front end paper. Light edgewear to dust jacket and faint foxing to top edge, else a clean, tight copy. Record # 460402. Bookseller Inventory # 460402

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Title: Some Survived

Publisher: Algonquin Books, Chapel Hill, N.C.

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Manny Lawton was a twenty-three-year-old Army captain on April 8, 1942, when orders came to surrender to the Japanese forces invading the Philippine Islands. The next day, he and his fellow American and Filipino prisoners set out on the infamous Bataan Death March--a forced six-day, sixty-mile trek under a broiling tropical sun during which approximately eleven thousand men died or were bayoneted, clubbed, or shot to death by the Japanese. Yet terrible as the Death March was, for Manny Lawton and his comrades it was only the beginning. When the war ended in August 1945, it is estimated that some 57 percent of the American troops who had surrendered on Bataan had perished. But this is not a chronicle of despair. It is, instead, the story of how men can suffer even the most desperate conditions and, in their will to retain their humanity, triumph over appalling adversity. An epic of quiet heroism, Some Survived is a harrowing, poignant, and inspiring tale that lifts the heart.

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Manny Lawton graduated from Clemson College and joined the United States Army as an officer in 1940. He spent three and a half years as a prisoner of the Japanese in the Philippines, Japan, and Korea before liberation in 1945. He lived in his hometown of Estill, South Carolina, until his death in 1986.

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