Marcia Gates: Angel of Bataan

Marcia Gates Angel of Bataan Marcia L Gates was an Army nurse and prisoner of war during WWII As an Angel of Bataan she spent three years in a Japanese internment camp in the Philippines This is her award winning story told thr

  • Title: Marcia Gates: Angel of Bataan
  • Author: Melissa Bowersock
  • ISBN: 9781460973196
  • Page: 113
  • Format: Paperback
  • Marcia L Gates was an Army nurse and prisoner of war during WWII As an Angel of Bataan, she spent three years in a Japanese internment camp in the Philippines This is her award winning story, told through her letters and the newspaper clippings, photos and letters collected by her mother Watch the book trailer here http youtube watch v ym4AmLynvfoa

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    1. I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author for the purpose of review. The review is my honest opinion and I was not paid for this service.Marcia Gates: Angel of Bataan is a wonderful story about a young woman's courage and determination during World War II. Despite being a POW for 3 years she perseveres through it all and even wants to return after recuperating so that she can help more people. Very few people would even want to do something like that after the trauma of being [...]

    2. This nonfiction book documents the trials and heroics of Marcia Gates, an American nurse who was a POW during WWII. I'm amazed by these brave women who served our country so selflessly.

    3. Marcia Gates: Angel Of Bataan, The True Story Of A Courageous Army Nurse And Prisoner Of War by Melissa Bowersock is a heart thumping, emotional read that was powerfully moving. The author tells a true account that makes you feel as if you were there and it was your own family member. Shocking, close to home, and compelling. This was an emotionally charged story. I could feel the anguish and respected the heroism. Writing this kind of narrative had to be gut wrenching at times since this is so p [...]

    4. The author has paid a well-earned tribute to her aunt who served above-and-beyond as an Army nurse during World War II. V-Mail letters to and from those in service was not instantaneous like today’s e-mail. Six weeks might pass before there was a response to mail. During the long wait there was uncertainty like that experienced by Marcia’s mother. Her constant pursuit of information regarding her daughter’s wellbeing did not surprise me. What did surprise me were the lengthy, personal resp [...]

    5. Marcia Gates: Angel of Bataan, written by Melissa Bowersock, is a well-researched book into the life of Marcia Louise Gates, who lived from 1915 to 1970. Being a Wisconsinite, I particularly enjoyed Ms. Gate’s Wisconsin connection. I appreciated the book because it brought a piece of history to me that I was unfamiliar with previously. I did not know about the responsibilities of the army nurses that served our country during WWII, especially regarding the time that many of them were prisoners [...]

    6. I loved this! I'd never heard of the Angels of Bataan. They were nearly 70 Army nurses stationed in Manilla during the war. When the Philippines fell the nurses were held as POWs of the Japanese. What makes this especially interesting to me are the letters to and from Marcia Gates and her friends and family members, as well as official correspondence from the War Department, the Red Cross, and other organizations. The story felt "alive," immediate, and compelling. You could feel what her family [...]

    7. Enjoyed learning about the nurses in the Philippines s nd the history of the war as my father was on an aircraft carrier in the Philippines during that hard time.So proud of all t he men and women who served our country during WWI as nd also those who are serving today, God Bless the USA!

    8. I found Melissa Bowersock's book compelling. I had just finished reading Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand and had begun going through letters my uncle wrote as a Korean POW when I learned of this book. Marcia and the others were true angels.

    9. Marcia Gates: Angel of Bataan was recently nominated for a book award by the Military Writers Society of American: mwsadispatches/node/1040and received this very nice review:MWSA ReviewThis is the true story of a nurse, Marcia Gates, during World War II and her experiences during the battle of Bataan and three years as a prisoner of war. But it is more than that because this story also relates how the families at home were feeling- frustrated and concerned about their lack of information about M [...]

    10. A side I had not seen beforeThis book added to my education on WWII. I did not know that military nurses had been stationed in the Philippines, let alone were captured and held. This was an interesting glimpse into the life of one of those nurses. It is too bad there wasn't more autobiographical information available.

    11. ***I received a free e-copy of this book in exchanged for my unbiased review of the book.This book was not what I expected. I thought it was going to be more about Marcia's story as a Japanese prisoner-of-war at Santo Tomas during World War II. Instead, there was a lot about how her mother tried to find out where she was after all mail had been stopped. I thought the book was a little dry.

    12. Abbreviated version of we band of angelsThis book was various letters from government agencies and news Corp for a more in-depth and detailed account of the nurses in the Philippines buy We BAnd Of Angels.'s my opinion you will be more satisfied with that book

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