Now the Hell Will Start
Brendan Koerner is a contributing editor at Wired magazine and writes regularly for Slate and The New York Times.
Brendan Koerner spoke about his book Now the Hell Will Start in which he recounted the life of Herman Perry, an African-American GI that was sent to South Asia in 1943 as one of many African-American soldiers assigned to build the Ledo Road. Mr. Koerner spoke about Herman Perry’s treatment by white officers and the physical toll of working in the jungle, as well as his decision to flee his battalion. Herman Perry was tracked for several months in the Indo-Burmese jungle where Mr. Perry befriended a local tribe and subsequently married the chief’s daughter.
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