Three Came Home Author:Agnes Newton Keith Written in 1946-47. — January 19, 1942. On that day, American-born Agnes Newton Keith became a captive of the Japanese Imperial Army-and victim of the kind of horror and anguish few human beings must experience. — Captured in Borneo, Mrs. Keith, her English husband and their two-year-old son were flung into a prison camp. Confined to the women's... more » section with her son, she faced a battle for survival. Existing on weeds, enduring filth, exhaustion, attempted rape and torture, she clung to life day by day.
Yet, incredibly the days became three and one-half years. Mrs. Keith's story of those years-a towering monument to human courage-is one of the most powerful and compelling chronicles to emerge from WWII.« less