401 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
First Simon and Schuster hardcover edition.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
An epic story of exceptional valor, and based on exclusive interviews with more than thirty survivors, "Undefeated" tells in gripping prose how outnumbered and outgunned American soldiers and airmen fought against invading Japanese forces in the Philippines at the beginning of World War II and then continued to resist through three harrowing years as POWs.
A $36-a-month paradise -- Paradise lost -- A black-and-blue Christmas -- The last bridge to nowhere -- Victory, retreat, and a final charge -- Abandoning the battling bastards -- Chaos on a collapsing front -- Through one hell to another -- The rock-'a shining example' -- O'Donnell and other horrors -- Hell ships-voyages to oblivion -- Escape-the ultimate revenge -- A race between freedom and death -- New lives, old scars.