Norman EM. New York, NY: Random House Trade Paperbacks; 2013. Hardcover; 384 pages. ISBN-13: 978-0812984842
In We Band of Angels, letters, diary entries, and face-to-face interviews bring to life the stories of Army and Navy nurses serving in military field hospitals in the Jungles of Bataan and the tunnels of Corregidor. After the fall of the islands, the nurses were interred in prisoner of war camps, where they spent 3 years enduring brutality and starvation. Despite initial celebration at their safe return, US leaders failed to provide formal recognition of their incredible contributions to the war effort until years later. We Band of Angels is an overdue tribute to the heroism of these military nurses.