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No ordinary Joes : the extraordinary true story of four submariners in war and love and life / Larry Colton.

Colton, Larry. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780307717245 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 0307717240 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (403 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations, map
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, [2010]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Surviving the Depression -- Submariners -- Assignment: Grenadier -- Captured -- The convent on Light Street -- From bad to worse -- Saved by the bombs -- Going home -- Sixty years later -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.:
Documents the stories of four World War II prisoners of war who were tortured by their Japanese captors, describing the events that led to their imprisonment, the brutal conditions that forged their deep bond, and their considerable struggles to re-acclimate to civilian life.
Source of Description Note:
Description based on print version record.
Subject: Grenadier (Submarine)
Submariners > United States > Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 > Naval operations > Submarine.
World War, 1939-1945 > Prisoners and prisons, Japanese.
Prisoners of war > United States > Biography.
Prisoners of war > Japan > Biography.
Palmer, Bob, 1919-2000.
Cox, Gordy.
McCoy, Tim, 1924-
Vervalin, Chuck.
Genre: Electronic books.

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