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The Resource The adventures of Eddie Fung : Chinatown kid, Texas cowboy, prisoner of war, edited by Judy Yung

The adventures of Eddie Fung : Chinatown kid, Texas cowboy, prisoner of war, edited by Judy Yung

Label
The adventures of Eddie Fung : Chinatown kid, Texas cowboy, prisoner of war
Title
The adventures of Eddie Fung
Title remainder
Chinatown kid, Texas cowboy, prisoner of war
Statement of responsibility
edited by Judy Yung
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Eddie Fung has the distinction of being the only Chinese American soldier to be captured by the Japanese during World War II. He was then put to work on the Burma-Siam railroad, made famous by the film The Bridge on the River Kwai. In this moving and unforgettable memoir written with his wife, Eddie recalls how he, a second-generation Chinese American born and raised in San Francisco's Chinatown, reinvented himself as a Texas cowboy before going overseas with the U.S. Army. On the way to the Philippines, his battalion was captured by the Japanese in Java and sent to Burma to undertake the impossible task of building a railroad through 262 miles of tropical jungle." "Working under brutal slave labor conditions, the men completed the railroad in fourteen months, at the cost of 12,500 POW and 70,000 Asian lives. Eddie lived to tell how his background helped him endure forty-two months of humiliation and cruelty and how his experiences as the sole Chinese American member of the most decorated Texan unit of any war shaped his later life."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1922-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fung, Eddie
Dewey number
  • 940.54/7252092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E184.C5
LC item number
F86 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Yung, Judy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cowboys
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Soldiers
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
  • Chinese Americans
  • Chinese Americans
  • Cowboys
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Soldiers
  • Prisoners of war
  • Prisoners of war
  • Fung, Eddie
  • Chinatown (San Francisco, Calif.)
  • San Francisco (Calif.)
Label
The adventures of Eddie Fung : Chinatown kid, Texas cowboy, prisoner of war, edited by Judy Yung
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Growing up in Chinatown -- A Chinese cowboy in Texas -- A good soldier -- A prisoner of the Japanese -- A POW survivor -- Learning to live with myself
Control code
136777548
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxv, 227 pages
Isbn
9780295987545
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007019488
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)136777548
Label
The adventures of Eddie Fung : Chinatown kid, Texas cowboy, prisoner of war, edited by Judy Yung
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-222) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Growing up in Chinatown -- A Chinese cowboy in Texas -- A good soldier -- A prisoner of the Japanese -- A POW survivor -- Learning to live with myself
Control code
136777548
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxv, 227 pages
Isbn
9780295987545
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007019488
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)136777548

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