Tears in the Darkness: The Story of the Bataan Death March and Its Aftermath
Michael Norman and Elizabeth M. Norman. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009. Illus. Map. Bib. Index. 480 pp. $30.
Reviewed by Ferenc Szasz
"Remember Pearl Harbor" remains the best-known slogan of World War II. But for many, especially after the Dyess Report of 1944 (the joint Army and Navy testimony of officers who survived capture and imprisonment on Bataan and Corregidor) the phrase evolved into "Remember Pearl Harbor and Bataan." Yet the Bataan story does not resonate with most American as do the major battles of the European theater. Thus, Tears in the Darkness is a valuable addition to the literature on the war. It is the best single volume on Bataan now available.