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We Band of Angels

The Untold Story of American Nurses Trapped on Bataan by the Japanese

by Elizabeth M. Norman

  • 48 Want to read
  • 16 Currently reading

Published by Atria .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Philippines,
  • United States,
  • Military - World War II,
  • Military History - World War II,
  • Women In The Military,
  • Women"s Studies - History,
  • History,
  • History - Military / War,
  • Prisoners of war,
  • History: World,
  • Prisoners and prisons, Japanese,
  • Asia - General,
  • History / Military / World War II,
  • World War, 1939-1945,
  • 20th century,
  • Medical care

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages352
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7665120M
    ISBN 100671787187
    ISBN 109780671787189

      We Band of Angels The Untold Story of American Nurses Trapped on Bataan by the Japanese (Book): Norman, Elizabeth M.: Baker & TaylorCelebrates the heroism of the Army and Navy nurses imprisoned for three years in a Japanese prisoner-of-war campBaker & TaylorOffers the inspirational, little-known story of the Angels of Bataan, the American nurses .   Her second book, We Band of Angels, is based on interviews with female nurses who were held captive by the Japanese for three years in Bataan, Philippines during World War II.

    We Band of Angels | In the fall of , the Philippines was a gardenia-scented paradise for the American Army and Navy nurses stationed there. War was a distant rumor, life a routine of easy shifts and dinners under the : Random House Trade.   The book is obviously the product of a boatload of research and features solid wordsmithing. The topic was fascinating and, X decades after the fact, little covered and thus unique. So We Band of Angels should have been a great read, especially for this WWII junkie. While it certainly held my interest, I finished with a feeling of disappointment/5().

    Buy We Band of Angels: The Untold Story of American Nurses Trapped on Bataan by the Japanese by Elizabeth M Norman online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 1 editions - starting at $ Shop now/5(7).   We Band of Angels: The Untold Story of American Women Trapped on Bataan by the Japanese, Elizabeth Norman One Book One Community Office of University and Community Partnerships, Bridgewater State.


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We follow these women, who became known as The Band of Angels, through their reintegration into post-war life in the States right up until their last breath. It is a remarkable story expertly told at the hands of a careful, thoughtful, and empathetic by: 6. Praise for We Band of Angels “Gripping a war story in which the main characters never kill one of the enemy, or even shoot at him, but are nevertheless heroes Americans today should thank God we had such women.”—Stephen E.

Ambrose “Remarkable and uplifting.”—USA Today/5(22). For so many reasons, finding We Band of Angels on our book club book list was a real gem for me. My father and I had an often repeated ritual which would take place anytime my mother would ask me to find my dad to tell him dinner was almost ready, or that he needed to start getting ready for some outing/5.

A gripping history of “the Angels of Bataan,” nurses who provided selfless care under conditions of extreme hardship on one of WWII’s grimmest fronts. Before the Japanese attack on December 8,the US military base in Manila was regarded by those assigned there as a lush, exotic tropical paradise.

Norman (Nursing/New York Univ.) captures a country-club atmosphere of Author: Elizabeth M. Norman. We follow these women, who became known as The Band of Angels, through their reintegration into post-war life in the States right up until their last breath.

It is a remarkable story expertly told at the hands of a careful, thoughtful, and empathetic writer/5(). Band of Angels offers insight into the world of slavery just before and during the Civil War, as well as a view of the politics of Reconstruction in Louisiana.

The book reveals the cultural assumptions that kept slavery going, as well as the cultural elements that challenged it. I gained a richer perspective for the time period/5. About We Band of Angels. In the fall ofthe Philippines was a gardenia-scented paradise for the American Army and Navy nurses stationed there.

War was a distant rumor, life a routine of easy shifts and dinners under the stars. I, too, read Elizabeth Norman's book, We Band of Angels, The Untold Story of American Nurses Trapped on Bataan by the Japanese, over the Memorial Day weekend. She did a masterful job in her research and writing to retell this unique story about this group of America's military nurses and their dedication to by: 6.

Elizabeth Norman talked about her book We Band of Angels: The Untold Story of American Nurses Trapped on Bataan by the Japanese, published by Random book relates the stories of Army and.

We Band of Angels is the story of women searching for adventure, caught up in the drama and danger of war. On the same day the Japanese Imperial Navy launched its surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, it also struck American bases in the Far East, chief among them the Philippines.

''We Band of Angels'' is a work of historical nonfiction focused on nurses in Bataan during World War II. These questions can help get your students talking about the book's ideas, argument, and.

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Norman. We Band Of Angels: The Untold Story of American Nurses. Her second book, We Band of Angels, is based on interviews with female nurses who were held captive by the Japanese for three years in Bataan, Philippines during World War II.

Norman was the first to speak to these women, known as the Angels. We Band of Angels The Untold Story of American Nurses Trapped on Bataan by the Japanese for such arrivals were big events—"boat days," the locals called them.

A band in white uniforms played the passengers down the gangplank, then, following a greeting from their commanding officer and a brief ceremony of welcome, a car with a chauffeur. We Band of Angels. likes. The Untold Story of American Nurses Trapped on Bataan by the JapaneseFollowers: We Band of Angels: The Untold Story of American Nurses Trapped on Bataan by the Japanese Elizabeth M.

Norman, Author Random House (NY) $ (p) ISBN More By and About This. We Band of Angels. In the fall ofthe Philippines was a gardenia-scented paradise for the American Army and Navy nurses stationed there. War was a distant rumor, life a routine of easy shifts and evenings of dinner and dancing under the : Elizabeth M.

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ISBN All This Hell: U.S. Nurses Imprisoned by the Japanese by Evelyn M. Monahan and Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee () University Press of Kentucky, ISBN Branch: United States Army; United States Navy.

Book Review: We Band of Angels In celebration of #worldbookday I am posting my review of Elizabeth Norman’s book We Band of Angels: The Untold Story of the American Women Trapped on Bataan A few years ago, I visited the U.S.

Army Medical Department Museum while on a trip to San Antonio. Band of Angels By Elizabeth M. Norman We Band of Angels, is the true story of our forgotten women during World War 2.

88 nurse's were trained, by the Army Nurse Corp, and also the Navy, but not for combat. They came to the Phillipines, for travel. adventure, warm weather, and action, and fun. We Band of Angels: The Untold Story of the American Women Trapped on Bataan View larger image.

By: Elizabeth M. Norman. Synopsis "This is a gripping book. Elizabeth Norman presents a war story in which the main characters never kill one of the enemy, or even shoot at him, but are nevertheless heroes Author: Elizabeth M.

Norman.“We Band of Angels” looks at a small, often ignored group who played a uniquely heroic role in the war. Ninety-nine Army and Navy nurses were assigned to hospitals in the Philippines when, on the same day as the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Japanese Imperial Navy struck American bases, airfields and ports on the islands.Praise for We Band of Angels “Gripping a war story in which the main characters never kill one of the enemy, or even shoot at him, but are nevertheless heroes Americans today should thank God we had such women.”—Stephen E.

Ambrose “Remarkable and uplifting.”—USA Today.