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Angels of the Pacific : a novel of World War II
Hardcover library edition.
 by William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, New York, NY :
358, 16 pages : map, portraits ; 24 cm
"P.S. insights, interviews & more ..."--back of jacket
Includes bibliographical references (page 9 at end of work).
Inspired by the extraordinary true stories of World War II's American Army nurses famously known as the Angels of Bataan and the unsung contributions of Filipinas of the resistance, this novel transports us to a remarkable era of hope, bravery, perseverance, and ultimately--victory. The Philippines, 1941: when the Japanese Imperial Army invades, American Army nurse Tess Abbott and her band of nurses serve on the front lines until they are captured as prisoners of war and held behind the high stone walls of Manila's Santo Tomas Internment Camp. When the Japanese occupation of her beloved homeland commences, Flor Dalisay will be drawn into the underground network of resistance. As the war continues, Tess and Flor face danger, deprivation, and terror, leading them into a web of danger as they unexpectedly work together to save lives and win their freedom.