Book Reviews of We Band of Angels : The Untold Story of American Nurses Trapped on Bataan by the Japanese

We Band of Angels : The Untold Story of American Nurses Trapped on Bataan by the Japanese
We Band of Angels The Untold Story of American Nurses Trapped on Bataan by the Japanese
Author: Elizabeth M. Norman
ISBN-13: 9780671787189
ISBN-10: 0671787187
Publication Date: 5/1/2000
Pages: 352
Rating:
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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4.5 stars, based on 39 ratings
Publisher: Atria
Book Type: Paperback
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This is a straightforward account of the army and navy nurses who were trapped on Bataan and Corregidor when the Japanese invaded in World War II. Some were able to be evacuated, and some spent the remainder of the war in Santo Tomas internment camp in Manila. These nurses were the first American military women to see combat. The book is written by a nurse, and that lends some added depth to the descriptions of a nurse's relationships with her patients, and the accounts of tropical diseases and malnutrition that affected the soldiers and the prisoners of the Japanese. An easy and satisfying read for anyone interested in the war or in pioneering women.
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An excellent book that I quickly got sucked into. The author manages to focus on the nurses themselves, providing various personal details, without losing the view of their overall place in the war. She manages to weave broad overall events with individual events, as well as providing information regarding many of the nurses after the war. It also contains some very good photos and diary entries from some of the nurses.
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This moving nonfiction story of American Army and Navy nurses trapped in the Philippines during WWII, is astonishing in its raw power. But Norman loses points for burying much important material in the endnotes, and the reader is hard put to differentiate between the women.
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I had a hard time putting down this book once I started reading it. I really felt like I understood what it must have been like to have been there through the nurses own words and experiences from their daily journals. It was very interesting to hear what life was like while in the Santo Tomas Internment Camp and hear what became of them after the war. I high recommend this book if you like wartime historical history!!
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This is an excellent look at nursing in war coditions and survival of this wonderful, strong BAND OF ANGELS.Historically accurate, it tells how the army was abandoned by Mac Arthur , a jungle hospital with trees for a roof and capture and survival. Wonderful and enlightening, I LOVED it!
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This title was required reading for my daughter's college class. When she switched classes and no longer needed the book, I began reading it and much to my surprise, I could not put it down! I was totally drawn into the story. It was very well written and told an extremely descriptive and fascinating story of courage, loyalty, fortitude, sacrifice, and frienship. Women rising to the occasion. A story that truly needed to be told and well-deserving of reading.
Women, as well as men, from all walks of life can draw inspiration from this story.
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I really liked this book. It was interesting to read how they survived those times.
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An amazing story of nurses that were POW's during WWII. I was so amazed at what these women went through. I couldnt put this book down. I felt that I got to know these women and at the end of the book I was sad to find out so few of them are left. The book is 10 years old so probably none of them are left anymore. The author has done impeccable research and told the story in an interesting manner.
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This moving nonfiction story of American Army and Navy nurses trapped in the Philippines during WWII, is astonishing in its raw power. But Norman loses points for burying much important material in the endnotes, and the reader is hard put to differentiate between the women.
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I learned so much about our history in WWII that I did not know before.
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This was a great book about the nurses abandoned in the Phillipines in WW 11, highly recommend it!
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Wonderful historical book about the nurses trapped on Bataan and Corregidor during WWII. Just fascinating!