No Surrender: My Thirty-Year War

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Naval Institute Press, 14 oct. 2013 - 219 pagini
In the spring of 1974, Second Lieutenant Hiroo Onoda of the Japanese army made world headlines when he emerged from the Philippine jungle after a thirty-year ordeal. Hunted in turn by American troops, the Philippine police, hostile islanders, and successive Japanese search parties, Onoda had skillfully outmaneuvered all his pursuers, convinced that World War II was still being fought and that one day his fellow soldiers would return victorious. This account of those years is an epic tale of the will to survive that offers a rare glimpse of man's invincible spirit, resourcefulness, and ingenuity. A hero to his people, Onoda wrote down his experiences soon after his return to civilization. This book was translated into English the following year and has enjoyed an approving audience ever since.

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Comentariu Utilizator  - hemens - LibraryThing

This was one of the best, most poignant books I've read in years. Onoda is a surprisingly good author. He gets your attention immediately, then progresses through an autobiographical sketch leading to ... Citiți recenzia completă

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Comentariu Utilizator  - Stbalbach - LibraryThing

No Surrender: My Thirty-Year War is a memoir by a Japanese soldier who held out in the mountains from 1944 to 1974. He lived off bananas and beef rustled from villagers who knew his shadowy presence ... Citiți recenzia completă

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