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MacArthur's spies : the soldier, the singer, and the spymaster who defied the Japanese in World War II /

Statement of responsibility: Peter Eisner.
by Eisner, Peter [author.]; Boone, John P.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, New York : Viking, [2017]Description: xv, 348 pages,16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780525429654 (hardbound).Subject(s): Phillips, Claire, 1908-1960 | Parsons, Charles A | World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service -- United States | World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service -- Philippines | Spies -- Philippines -- Biography | Spies -- United States -- Biography | Philippines -- History -- Japanese occupation, 1942-1945
Contents:
The war -- Occupation -- Survival -- Fame -- Telling the story.
Language/Translation Info: EnglishSummary: "On January 2, 1942, Japanese troops marched into Manila unopposed by U.S. forces. Manila was a strategic port, a romantic American outpost, and a jewel of a city. Thousands of soldiers surrendered and were marched off to the notorious prison camps. But thousands of other Filipinos and Americans refused to surrender and hid in the Luzon hills above Bataan and Manila. Tokyo saw its conquest of the Philippines as the key in its plan to control all of Asia, including Australia. The Allies' hopes for stopping them depended on retaking Manila--and on the deeds of the largely unheralded resistance movement there. Here is the true story of three intrepid people who successfully eluded the Japanese for more than two years, sabotaging enemy efforts and preparing the way for MacArthur's triumphant return... With ample dose of intrigue, drama, skulduggery, sacrifice, and romance, MacArthur's Spies has all the complicated heroism and villainy of the best war novels. But it is, in the end, a true tale of courage when it counted the most." List(s) this item appears in: Drew's List of Items to Check Out | Afterwar: World War II Film Festival and Exhibit
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Books, Monographs Books, Monographs Filipinas Heritage Library
Roderick Hall Coll.
RHC - Creative Nonfiction D 810 .S7 E396 2017 (Browse shelf) Item withdrawn 18124

Includes bibliographical references and index.

The war -- Occupation -- Survival -- Fame -- Telling the story.

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