Record Details

Catalog Search

A bright and blinding sun : a World War II story of survival, love, and redemption  Cover Image Book Book

A bright and blinding sun : a World War II story of survival, love, and redemption / Marcus Brotherton.

Brotherton, Marcus, (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316318914
  • ISBN: 0316318914
  • Physical Description: viii, 305 pages : map ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Little Brown & Co, [2022].

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [267]-305)
Summary, etc.:
"Joe Johnson Jr. ran away from home at the age of 12, hopping a freight train at the height of the Great Depression. He managed to talk his way into the U.S. Army two years later. Seeking freedom and adventure, he was sent to the Philippines. Adrift in spirit, Joe visited a teenage prostitute, and they became unlikely, smitten allies. Yet when the Japanese attacked on December 8, 1941, their hopes of being together had to wait. Joe and his fellow soldiers fought for four brutal months in Bataan and Corregidor, until they were forced to surrender. The boy endured years of horror as a prisoner of war, only dreaming about seeing again the girl he'd come to love." -- Amazon description.
Subject: Johnson, Joseph Quitman, 1926-2017.
United States. Army > Biography.
Bataan, Battle of, Philippines, 1942.
World War, 1939-1945.
World War, 1939-1945 > Prisoners and prisons, American.
Philippines > History > Japanese occupation, 1942-1945.
Genre: Biographies.

Available copies

  • 1 of 4 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Cass County.


  • 0 current holds with 4 total copies.
Show Only Available Copies
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Cass County Library-Garden City 940.547 BRO 2022 (Text) 0002205371657 Adult Non-Fiction Checked out 07/16/2022

Additional Resources