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Give us this day
Stewart, Sidney.
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New York : Norton 1999.

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254 pages ; 21 cm
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First published in the U.S. in 1957; originally published : Great Britain, Staples Press, Ltd., c1956.
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D805.J3 S8 1956 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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In April 1942, Sidney Stewart, a 21-year-old U.S. Army enlisted man, was captured at Bataan. For nearly three and a half years, until he was liberated by the Russians in Manchuria, he remained a prisoner of war. Here is his account of this long and terrifying captivity. "It is one of the most harrowing and debilitating chronicles that I have read. . . . He describes the ordeal brilliantly; he harbors no resentments apparently, and he has emerged from an inferno of bestiality with utter serenity." -- Maxwell Geismar, Saturday Review "An impressive and moving book." -- David Dempsey, New York Times "His is no ordinary prisoner-of-war story; better written than most, it contains no tales of swashbuckling defiance. . . . The force of this book is its testimony to the indomitable strength of the human spirit." -- Manchester Guardian "The plain narrative of this story would by itself have been fascinating, but this book is far more than a story, it is a work of art." -- André Siegfried, Academie Francaise "Sidney Stewart's composed narrative is one of the most noble documents ever penned by a prisoner of war. The companions he writes about remained men to the end, until at last only one man remained; he survived to write this unforgettable, this magnificent story." -- George Slocombe, New York Herald Tribune [Paris]