We Refused to Die
My time as a prisoner of war in Bataan and Japan, 1942-1945
In engaging, direct prose, Jacobsen’s three-and-a-half year experience as a prisoner of war takes the reader on a brutal and harrowing march through hatred and forgiveness, fortitude and freedom. We Refused to Die is an honest memoir that shines light on one of history’s darkest moments.
Praise For We Refused to Die: My time as a prisoner of war in Bataan and Japan, 1942-1945…
"Dr. Gene Jacobsen’s remarkable work, We Refused to Die, is a rare find. Assembled within only months after the author had been released as a POW of the Japanese during World War II, this compelling account has a unique freshness, power, and vividness rarely seen in documentaries of the Pacific Conflict. It is hard to put the book down."—Harold S. Madsen, professor emeritus, Brigham Young University
"One of the most readable and insightful accounts of an American prisoner of war in the entire World War II literature."—Allan Kent Powell, Utah State Historical Society
University of Utah Press, 9781607811251, 284pp.
Publication Date: August 31, 2004