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Monday, 6 February 2023
John A. Glusman
Winner of the Colby Award in 2007 for the best book
of military non-fiction by a first-time author.
CONDUCT UNDER FIRE
Four American Doctors and Their Fight for Life as Prisoners of the Japanese
John A. Glusman is vice president and editor-in-chief of W. W. Norton and Company, the largest independent, employee-owned publisher in the United States. He received his B.A. from Columbia College in 1978, and an M.A. from the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at Columbia University in 1980. He has taught at The New School for Social Research, the graduate writing program at Columbia University, and he has written for numerous publications, among them, the Virginia Quarterly Review, The Economist, Rolling Stone, Washington Journalism Review, and Travel + Leisure. He is a Distinguished Alumnus of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.
In 2001 he visited the Philippines with his father, Murray Glusman, and that trip marked the beginning of his field research for Conduct Under Fire. He lives in Bedford, New York with his wife, Emily Bestler, Editorial Director of Emily Bestler Books at Atria/Simon & Schuster, with whom he has three adult children.
The fierce, bloody battles of Bataan and Corregidor in the Philippines are legendary in the annals of World War II. Those who survived faced the horrors of life as prisoners of the Japanese.
In Conduct Under Fire, published by Viking/Penguin , John A. Glusman chronicles these events through the eyes of his father, Murray, and three fellow navy doctors captured on Corregidor in May 1942. Here are the dramatic stories of the fall of Bataan, the siege of "the Rock," and the daily struggles to tend the sick, wounded, and dying during some of the heaviest bombardments of World War II. Here also is the desperate war doctors and corpsmen waged against disease and starvation amid an enemy that viewed surrender as a disgrace. To survive, the POWs functioned as a family. But the ties that bind couldn’t protect them from a ruthless counteroffensive waged by American submarines or from the B-29 raids that burned Japan’s major cities to the ground. Based on extensive interviews with American, British, Australian, and Japanese veterans, as well as diaries, letters, and war crimes testimony, this is a harrowing account of a brutal clash of cultures, of a race war that escalated into total war.
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CAPT Howard Freiburger, USN (Ret)
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