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A bright and blinding sun : a world war ii story of survival, love, and redemption  Cover Image Book Book

A bright and blinding sun : a world war ii story of survival, love, and redemption / Marcus Brotherton.

Brotherton, Marcus, (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 0316318914
  • ISBN: 9780316318914
  • Physical Description: viii, 305 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2022.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.:
Joe Johnson Jr. ran away from home at the age of 12, hopping a freight train at the height of the Great Depression. Two years later, he managed to talk his way into the U.S. Army. Seeking freedom and adventure, he was sent to the Philippines. After a misstep with a teenage prostitute, he vowed to right the wrongs he'd done and help the girl have a better life. Yet when the Japanese attacked on December 7, 1941, his hopes of being with the girl had to wait. Joe and his fellow soldiers fought for four brutal months in Bataan and Corregidor, until they were forced to surrender. Joe endured years of horror as a prisoner of war, only dreaming about seeing again the girl he'd come to love"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 > Prisoners and prisons.
Bataan, Battle of, Philippines, 1942.
Prisoners of war > United States > Biography.
Prisoners of war > Philippines > Biography.

Available copies

  • 4 of 6 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Jonathan Trumbull Library - Lebanon.


  • 1 current hold with 6 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Jonathan Trumbull Library - Lebanon 940.547 BRO (Text) 33430152311304 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 07/07/2022

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