The definitive history of one of the most brutal
campaigns of the war in the Pacific.
Before World War II, Manila was a slice of America in Asia,
populated with elegant neoclassical buildings, spacious parks,
and home to thousands of U.S. servicemen and business executives
who enjoyed the relaxed pace of the tropics. The outbreak of the
war, however, brought an end to the good life. General Douglas
MacArthur, hoping to protect the... more...