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Author Discussion at CCL: The Long March Home

August 1, 2023 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us in the Community Room for a virtual visit with authors Marcus Brotherton and Tosca Lee. They will discuss their book, “The Long March Home”, as well as the research that went into writing the WWII novel.

The eBook is available to borrow (free with your library card) at https://ebook.yourcloudlibrary.com/lib…/Johnstown/featured. A limited number of print copies are available to borrow at the library.



Born and raised in Mobile, Alabama, Jimmy “Propper” Propfield is determined to leave his home behind and see the world with his best friends Billy Crockett and Hank Wright. The Army is his way out. Plus, it will help him forget his high school sweetheart, Claire. At first, life in the Philippines seems like paradise—until the morning of December 8, 1941.

Within hours of bombing Pearl Harbor, Japanese Imperial forces turn their attention to the Philippines. For the next four and a half months, the three friends are plunged into a battle for control of the Pacific theater that ends with the largest surrender of American troops in history. Jimmy, Billy, and Hank are rounded up and marched sixty miles up the Bataan Peninsula en route to Camp O’Donnell in what will become known as the Bataan Death March.
With no hope of rescue, the three friends vow to make it back home together. But the ordeal is only the beginning of their nearly four- year fight to survive heat, disease, hunger, and life as POWs.

The Long March Home is a riveting coming-of-age tale of friendship, courage, sacrifice, and love as three friends struggle to survive unthinkable odds.


Marcus Brotherton is a New York Times bestselling author and coauthor dedicated to writing books that inspire heroics, promote empathy, and encourage noble living. His most recent nonfiction book on World War II in the Pacific, “A Bright and Blinding Sun” was lauded as “storytelling at its best” by Heather Morris, bestselling author of “The Tattooist of Auschwitz”. His commendations include the Christopher Award for literature “that affirms the highest values of the human spirit.”

Tosca Lee is a New York Times bestselling author of eleven novels, including “The Line Between”, “The Progeny”, “The Legend of Sheba”, and “Iscariot”. Her work has been called “superior storytelling” by Publishers Weekly, translated into seventeen languages, and optioned for TV and film. Her commendations include two International Book Awards, Killer Nashville’s Silver Falchion, and ECPA Fiction Book of the Year.


August 1, 2023
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Cambria County Library
248 Main Street
Johnstown, PA 15901 United States
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