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Michael Norman

Michael Norman, a former reporter for The New York Times, teaches narrative journalism at New York University. With Elizabeth M. Norman, he is the author of Tears in the Darkness: The Story of the Bataan Death March and Its Aftermath.

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  • Tears in the Darkness - Book Trailer

    The critically acclaimed new book from Michael Norman and Elizabeth M. Norman on WWII and the infamous Bataan Death March.

  • Tears in the Darkness: Off to War

    Ben Steele takes us from boot camp to his arrival in the Philippines, then to the bombing of Clark Field. Later he became a foot soldier in the battle of Bataan -- 99 days of fighting and starvation. "Help is on the way," his commanders promised, a promise, he says, that turned out to be a "lie."

  • Tears in the Darkness: Art and Artist

    Ben Steele gives us a tour of the oil paintings depicting his days as a POW: scenes from the battle, death march, camps and the coal mine in Japan where he was enslaved. We also get a look at his studio. He talks about teaching art and the first time a Japanese student walked into his classroom.

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Tears in the Darkness

Michael Norman and Elizabeth M. Norman

         Tears in the Darkness is an altogether new look at World War II that exposes the myths of war and shows the extent of suffering and loss on both sides. 

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