Book Discussion on Tears in the Darkness
Elizabeth and Michael Norman talked about their book Tears in the Darkness: The Story of the Bataan Death March and Its Aftermath (Farrar,… read more
Elizabeth and Michael Norman talked about their book Tears in the Darkness: The Story of the Bataan Death March and Its Aftermath (Farrar, Straus and Giroux; June 9, 2009). In the book the husband and wife collaborators recount America’s first large scale land battle of World War II. The conflict which occurred on the Philippine peninsula, Bataan, from January to April of 1942 resulted in the surrender to the Japanese of 76,000 American and Filipino soldiers who endured a forty-one month imprisonment, which included hard labor and torture. They presented the story from American, Filipino, and Japanese points of view. The authors showed slides during their presentation and then responded to questions from members of the audience.
Michael Norman is the author of These Good Men: Friendships Forged from War. He is a former reporter for the New York Times and is currently a journalism professor at New York University.
Elizabeth Norman is the author of Women at War and We Band of Angels: The Untold Story of American Nurses Trapped on Bataan by the Japanese. She is a professor of humanities at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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- Mike Giarratano Coordinator Politics and Prose Bookstore->Events
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- Michael Norman Associate Professor New York University->Carter (Arthur L.) Journalism Institute
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