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Rising from the Shadow of the Sun derived from the diary of the author's mother is a story that everyone must read.

The secret diary, an important eye-witness account of the brutal treatment and starvation of women and children by the Japanese in POW camps, would have cost the mother her life had it been discovered.

Not just an exciting story but an important work in its own right, chronicling the experiences of a mother with two young children, one the author, during World War II when the Japanese Imperial Army conquered Java. Poignant in this seventieth anniversary year of the surrender of the Japanese and the end of the War in the Pacific.

But not just the war is recorded here; the aftermath and the effect on this family, including the discovery of the Japanese War Crimes Files are an equally important part of the book. (21924)