I Am Alive! by Charles R. Jackson audiobook

I Am Alive!: A United States Marine's Story of Survival in a World War II Japanese POW Camp

By Charles R. Jackson and Bruce H. Norton
Read by John Henry Cox

Random House Audio
1.99 Hours Abridged
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    ISBN: 9780739303337

In the bleak and bitter cold of a copper mine in northern Japan, a Chief Petty Officer of the U.S. Navy was given an opportunity to write a prisoner-of-war card for his wife. He was allowed ten words—he used three: “I AM ALIVE!” This message, classic in its poignancy of suffering and despair captures only too well what it meant to be a prisoner of the Japanese Army. Now, acclaimed military historian Major Bruce Norton USMC (Ret.) brings to light a long-forgotten memoir by a marine captured at Corregidor in the spring of 1942 and interned for three devastating years by the Japanese. With unflinching prose, the words of Marine Sergeant Major Charles Jackson describe the fierce yet impossible battle for Corregidor, the surrender of thousands of his comrades, the long forced marches, and the lethal reality of the P.O.W. camps. Joining some of the most important eyewitness accounts of war, I AM ALIVE! is a testament to the men who fought and died for their country. Jackson’s unembellished account of what his fellow soldiers endured in the face of inhumanity pays tribute to the men who served America during the war—and shows why we would ultimately prevail.

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In the bleak and bitter cold of a copper mine in northern Japan, a Chief Petty Officer of the U.S. Navy was given an opportunity to write a prisoner-of-war card for his wife. He was allowed ten words—he used three: “I AM ALIVE!” This message, classic in its poignancy of suffering and despair captures only too well what it meant to be a prisoner of the Japanese Army.

Now, acclaimed military historian Major Bruce Norton USMC (Ret.) brings to light a long-forgotten memoir by a marine captured at Corregidor in the spring of 1942 and interned for three devastating years by the Japanese. With unflinching prose, the words of Marine Sergeant Major Charles Jackson describe the fierce yet impossible battle for Corregidor, the surrender of thousands of his comrades, the long forced marches, and the lethal reality of the P.O.W. camps. Joining some of the most important eyewitness accounts of war, I AM ALIVE! is a testament to the men who fought and died for their country. Jackson’s unembellished account of what his fellow soldiers endured in the face of inhumanity pays tribute to the men who served America during the war—and shows why we would ultimately prevail.

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Author Bio: Charles R. Jackson

Author Bio: Charles R. Jackson

Charles R. Jackson was born in Virginia in 1898. After receiving a degree in civil engineering, he attended West Point, graduated, and served in the US Army until he resigned in 1925. He enrolled in the US Marine Corps as a private in 1927. During World War II, Jackson was captured on Corregidor and spent more than three years in Japanese prison camps. Besides receiving a Purple Heart and a Gold Star, he had the distinction of receiving a Silver Star for valor from the US Army.

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Author Bio: Charles Jackson

Author Bio: Charles Jackson

Charles Jackson (1903–1968) grew up in Newark, New York and is the author of several novels including The Fall of Valor, The Outer Edges, and his best-seller The Lost Weekend, which sold half a million copies, was translated into fourteen languages, and was adapted into an Academy Award-winning film. Jackson struggled with debilitating addiction for much of his life; he died of an overdose of Seconal in 1968.

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Author Bio: Bruce H. Norton

Author Bio: Bruce H. Norton

Major Bruce H. ‘Doc’ Norton, USMC (Ret.) has been a combat veteran, a career Marine Infantry Officer, a military museum director, and an adjunct military history professor, and is an award-winning author of numerous books on and about the United States Marines.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 1.99
Audience: Adult
Language: English