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The Resource Pure grit : how American World War II nurses survived battle and prison camp in the Pacific, Mary Cronk Farrell ; foreword by First Lieutenant Diane Carlson Evans

Pure grit : how American World War II nurses survived battle and prison camp in the Pacific, Mary Cronk Farrell ; foreword by First Lieutenant Diane Carlson Evans

Label
Pure grit : how American World War II nurses survived battle and prison camp in the Pacific
Title
Pure grit
Title remainder
how American World War II nurses survived battle and prison camp in the Pacific
Statement of responsibility
Mary Cronk Farrell ; foreword by First Lieutenant Diane Carlson Evans
Creator
Contributor
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The story of American nurses serving in the Philippines when the Japanese attacked the islands on December 8, 1941."--Dust jacket
  • When the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 blasted the United States into World War II, 101 American Army and Navy nurses serving in the Philippines were suddenly treating wounded and dying soldiers while bombs exploded all around them. The women served in jerry-rigged jungle hospitals on the Bataan Peninsula and in underground tunnels on Corregidor Island. Later, when most of them were captured by the Japanese as prisoners of war, they suffered disease and near-starvation for three years. This is their story of sisterhood and suffering, of tragedy and betrayal, of death and life
Summary
A tribute to the American nurses trapped in the Philippines by the attack on Pearl Harbor describes the harrowing conditions under which they treated soldiers before being captured and forced to endure starvation and disease for three years
Writing style
Award
  • Amelia Bloomer List, 2015
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2014
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10285319
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.54/7573
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D807.U6
LC item number
F37 2014
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1000
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 7
  • 12
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adolescent
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how American World War II nurses survived battle and prison camp in the Pacific
Label
Pure grit : how American World War II nurses survived battle and prison camp in the Pacific, Mary Cronk Farrell ; foreword by First Lieutenant Diane Carlson Evans
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 140-148) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Adventure and romance -- Surprise attack -- No time for fear -- Nurses under fire -- Retreat to the jungle -- Make-do medicine -- Boxed in on Bataan -- Retreat to the rock -- Holing up on Corregidor Island -- Rescued! -- Surrender to the enemy -- Held incommunicado -- Santo Tomas internment camp -- Food? Grow your own -- Hope at last -- Walking skeletons -- Liberation! -- Homecoming -- Forgotten -- Moving on -- Recognition at last
Control code
ocn844245331
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
160 pages
Isbn
9781419710285
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013017134
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)844245331
  • (Sirsi) a1759972
Label
Pure grit : how American World War II nurses survived battle and prison camp in the Pacific, Mary Cronk Farrell ; foreword by First Lieutenant Diane Carlson Evans
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 140-148) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Adventure and romance -- Surprise attack -- No time for fear -- Nurses under fire -- Retreat to the jungle -- Make-do medicine -- Boxed in on Bataan -- Retreat to the rock -- Holing up on Corregidor Island -- Rescued! -- Surrender to the enemy -- Held incommunicado -- Santo Tomas internment camp -- Food? Grow your own -- Hope at last -- Walking skeletons -- Liberation! -- Homecoming -- Forgotten -- Moving on -- Recognition at last
Control code
ocn844245331
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
160 pages
Isbn
9781419710285
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013017134
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)844245331
  • (Sirsi) a1759972

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