Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Devil's Causeway by Matthew Westfall

Watch the videos of Matthew Westfall talking about his book:

1899, Phillippines.
From the prologue: "This moment was one to be captured for posterity. Twenty-three gaunt, starving men approached a gray boulder that punctuated the rock-strewn bank of the river. Wracked by disease and riddled with sores, the haggard souls mustered their last reserves of energy to hoist each other up and jostle into position. A small American flag was handed to the dazed senior naval officer of the party, Lieutenant James C. Gillmore, Jr., who weakly held it aloft."
This is the true story of America's first prisoners of war in the Philippines, and the heroic U. S. Army Expedition to rescue them.
Find in 959.9031 WESTF

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