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Taken Captive a Japanese Pow's Story

by Shohei Ooka

  • ISBN: 9780471142850
  • ISBN10: 0471142859

Taken Captive a Japanese Pow's Story

by Shohei Ooka

  • List Price: $38.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Publish date: 05/01/1996
  • ISBN: 9780471142850
  • ISBN10: 0471142859
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Description: On January 25, 1945, Private Ooka Shohei of the Japanese Imperial Army was captured by American forces in the Philippines. Near death from starvation and acute malaria, he was nursed back to health by his captors and shipped off to a POW camp. Taken Captive is his powerful and poignant account of life as a prisoner of war. Long regarded as a literary classic in Japan, this extraordinary memoir is appearing in English for the first time. There are no epic battles or grand scale heroics. This is an intimate, gripping, and ultimately enlightening true story of a sophisticated, middle-aged scholar thrown into a primitive struggle for survival. It is filled with moments of sublime ordinariness - prisoners passing time by playing "20 Questions" - and heartstopping encounters - a lone soldier decides whether or not to shoot an unsuspecting enemy soldier. The harsh conditions, the daily routines that occupy a prisoner's time, and above all, the psychological struggles and behavioral quirks of captives forced to live in close confinement are conveyed with devastating simplicity and candor. Throughout, the author constantly probes his own conscience, questioning motivations and decisions. What emerges is a multileveled portrait of an individual determined to retain his humanity in an uncivilized environment.
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Nice copy; memoir of a Japanese soldier taken captive by the Americans in the Philippines in 1945.
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0471142859 First Printing. Spine lightly cocked, light chipping/creasing on
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Translated from the Japanese and edited by Wayne P. Lammers. 8vo. Black boards stamped in gilt on spine. xv, 330 pages. Dust jacket. Fine/ Fine.
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Translated from the Japanese and edited by Wayne P. Lammers. 8vo. Black boards stamped in gilt on spine. xv, 330 pages. Dust jacket. Fine/ Fine.
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