The long march home

Reviewed by:

Beth Swanson, voracious reader


The long march home


Marcus Brotherton & Tosca Lee



Publication date:





400 pages


The year is 1941. Three teen boys from Alabama signed up to serve our country. They grew up together like brothers and each had a different reason to enlist; one is the son of a minister, one lost his mother and the other, only sixteen, has lost his father. Jimmy, Hank and Billy.

They love life in the Philippines util the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 8, 1941! These teenagers are plunged into war that will end in the Bataan Death March, one of the worst acts of brutality in history.

This was a well written historical novel inspired by true stories about a very tumultuous time in history. Bataan March (I know of a few that survived this), Japanese prison camps, torture and the will to survive with a band of brothers.


5 out of 5

Suggested audience:

Seventeen on up

Christian impact:

When life gets tough they all called on God for strength and forgiveness.

Also includes:

-author note

-about the author

The Long March Home: A World War II Novel of the Pacific

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