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The Resource Now the hell will start : one soldier's flight from the greatest manhunt of World War II, Brendan I. Koerner

Now the hell will start : one soldier's flight from the greatest manhunt of World War II, Brendan I. Koerner

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Now the hell will start : one soldier's flight from the greatest manhunt of World War II
Title
Now the hell will start
Title remainder
one soldier's flight from the greatest manhunt of World War II
Statement of responsibility
Brendan I. Koerner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The remarkable tale of Herman Perry, a native of North Carolina who wound up going native in the Indo-Burmese jungle. Perry was shipped in a segregated labor battalion to South Asia in 1943, one of thousands of black soldiers dispatched to build the Ledo Road, from the mountains of northeast India across the tiger-infested vales of Burma. Perry could not endure the jungle's brutality, nor the racism of his white officers. Finally, in emotional collapse, he shot a white lieutenant. So began Perry's flight through one of the planet's most hostile realms. He eventually stumbled upon a village festooned with polished human skulls, where, amid a tribe of elaborately tattooed headhunters, he would find bliss--and would marry the chief 's fourteen-year-old daughter. Author Koerner spent nearly five years chasing Perry's ghost through the remotest corners of India and Burma, and uncovering the forgotten story of the Ledo Road's black G.I.s.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Koerner, Brendan I
Dewey number
940.54/8
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D810.N4
LC item number
P4756 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Perry, Herman
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • African American soldiers
  • Military deserters
  • Escapes
  • Stilwell Road (Burma and India)
Label
Now the hell will start : one soldier's flight from the greatest manhunt of World War II, Brendan I. Koerner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [334]-376) and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
386 p.
Isbn
9781594201738
Lccn
2007043078
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • sky200752846
  • (OCoLC)175289974
  • 784688
Label
Now the hell will start : one soldier's flight from the greatest manhunt of World War II, Brendan I. Koerner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [334]-376) and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
386 p.
Isbn
9781594201738
Lccn
2007043078
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • sky200752846
  • (OCoLC)175289974
  • 784688

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