04/07/2009: Book on Bataan Death March and its Aftermath Launched at Library of Congress
04 JULY 2009 WASHINGTON DC – Authors Michael Norman and Elizabeth Norman give a dramatic reading of excerpts from their book “Tears in the Darkness: The Story of the Bataan Death March and its Aftermath” at the Madison Building of the Library of Congress recently. Tears in the Darkness was praised by the Associated Press’ Richard Pyle as “an extremely detailed and thoroughly chilling treatment that, given the passage of time and thinning of ranks, could serve as popular history’s final say on the subject.” During the talk, Michael and Elizabeth Norman disclosed ten years of work went into the writing of the book, including interviews with survivors of the Bataan Death March from the Philippines and the United States as well as soldiers from Japan. The book talk, launching and signing is a partnership of the Embassy of the Philippines, the Library of Congress Asian Division Friends Society, the Veterans History Project and the LCPA Veteran’s Forum as one of the activities held during the month-long commemoration of the 111th Anniversary of Philippine Independence in June. END.