By Judith L. Pearson
"The stomach of the Beast (is)...a searing tribute...(to) the US in its bleakest hour." —Senator John McCain, writer manhattan occasions bestseller religion of My Fathers
On December thirteen, 1944, POW Estel Myers used to be herded aboard the japanese felony send, the Oryoku Maru, with greater than 1,600 different American captives. greater than 1,100 of them will be lifeless by means of journey's end...
The son of a Kentucky sharecropper and an enlistee within the Navy's clinical corps, Myers arrived in Manilla almost immediately earlier than the bombings of Pearl Harbor and the opposite six goals of the Imperial jap army. whereas he and his fellow corpsmen tended to the bloody tide of squaddies pouring into their as soon as peaceable Naval clinic, the japanese beaten the Pacific islands, shooting 78,000 POWs through April 1942. Myers was once one of many first captured.
After a brutal three-year encampment, Myers and his fellow POWs have been pressured onto an enemy hell send sure for Japan. Suffocation, malnutrition, affliction, dehydration, infestation, insanity, and easy depression claimed the lives of approximately 3 quarters of these who boarded "the beast".
A compelling account of a hardly ever recorded occasion in army historical past, this can be greater than Estel Myers' actual story—this is an homage to the unfailing braveness of fellows at battle, an inspiring chronicle of self-sacrifice and patience, and a tribute to the ability of religion, the power of the soul, and the triumph of the human spirit.
"An inspiring examine one in all global conflict II's darkest hours." —James Bradley, writer of Flags of our Fathers and Flyboys
"A searing chronicle." —Kirkus studies
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