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Remember Wake Paperback – September 10, 2007
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The history behind the story is intriguing. A handful of Americans held off the Japanese navy for sixteen days at Wake Island, aided by the heroic efforts of armed civilians. The author's depictions of prison camps are authentic and harrowing.
The novel traces the effects of war on its two civilian protagonists, ordinary people caught in the tides of history. Maggie and Colin are heroic, not because they control their circumstances, but because they survive them. The story is always well told, and the scenes between Maggie and William Preston, a would-be suitor, are genuinely heartbreaking. "Remember Wake" is a great read.
I required all three of my teenage children to read the book -- it was hard to get them started, but all three quickly finished it and have shown a marked interest in WWII since then. I am recommending it as a good buy for our school library.
This book deals with the lives of both civilian and military personell as they worked on this small speck in the vast ocean of the Pacific.
When it was invaded, everyone that survived was sent to various prison camps in China and Japan.
The author does a fine job of describing these men as they were before the war, as they were in the prison camps and also how the loved ones, at home reacted to their basically disapperance from the face of the earth.
This work describes well the hell these prisoners went through plus the hope and tenacity of some of Americas finest.
A very entertaining and worthwhile read.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Book Title: "Remember Wake"
Author: Teresa R. Funke
Published By: Victory House Press
Age Recommended: 18+
Reviewed By: Kitty Bullard
Raven Rating: 5... Read more
This was a chapter in history I knew nothing about, but Teresa Funke does a brilliant job bringing the events of Wake to life. Read morePublished on November 10, 2008 by Todd Mitchell
I read this book in one sitting. Although it hasn't received the benefit of a large press publication, it's a gem waiting to be discovered by any teen or adult who would rather... Read morePublished on October 19, 2008 by Victoria Hanley
While the author should be commended for her research and her effort, the prose is painful, the dialogue sounds fake, and the narrative is cluttered with useless minutiae. Read morePublished on August 27, 2003