Newsletter   Secure Checkout   View Cart (0 items)  
Search:    Welcome Guest! Save up to 30-40% on most items with our awesome everyday discounts!

Remember Wake [Paperback]

Our Price $ 9.80  
Retail Value $ 14.00  
You Save $ 4.20  (30%)  
Item Number 242886  
Buy New $9.80
Out Of Stock!
Currently Out Of Stock
Currently unavailable...

Item description for Remember Wake by Teresa R. Funke...

December, 1941-While the world focuses on the carnage at Pearl Harbor, tiny Wake Island 2,300 miles west is also under attack. On it are 1,200 civilians and a small detachment of Marines. This frightened, under-equipped band of Americans will hold the mighty Japanese navy at bay for sixteen days before succumbing to the sweeping invasion. "Remember Wake" becomes a battle cry for a nation marching to war. Now prisoners of the Emperor, Colin Finnely and the others are crowded aboard a notorious Japanese hell-ship bound for Asia, where they will suffer four long years as slave laborers in disease-infested camps. They will die by the hundreds. With only one reason to live-his love for his fiance, Maggie Braun-Colin struggles to survive torture and inhuman conditions. And on the home front, Maggie, unsure if Colin is even alive, faces agonizing decisions that may alter both their lives.

Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at!

Item Specifications...

Pages   288
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.8" Width: 4.9" Height: 0.7"
Weight:   0.95 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 10, 2007
Publisher   Bailiwick Press
ISBN  1934649023  
ISBN13  9781934649022  

Availability  0 units.

More About Teresa R. Funke

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > General > Contemporary
2Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Historical
3Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > War

Reviews - What do customers think about Remember Wake?

Flawless  Jul 15, 2004
Teresa Funke's REMEMBER WAKE is a flawlessly wonderful novel. I'm a reader who rarely reads historical fiction and a fiction editor who rarely reads work that doesn't contain at least a few glitches in grammar, characterization, dialogue, syntax, etc. As hard as I looked, I couldn't find 'anything' to criticize. This book piqued an interest in historical fiction in me. Funke crafted a story that taught me--despite my best intentions--about a time in history I didn't know 'to know' about. I got a feel for the mid-1940's without being hit over the head with wartime vocabulary and jargon. I gained 'a little' insight into the horrible and unimaginable periods of 'not knowing when or if...' that prisoners of war and their families endured. I'm grateful for this book and I'm sure there are Wake survivors and their descendants who feel the same.
Interesting for Adults & Teens  Jan 26, 2004
This book alternates chapters telling the story of the plight of soldiers and civilians who were taken prisoner at Wake Island with the problems faced by their families in Boise, Idaho. After obviously researching the matter thoroughly, the author rolled the stories of many survivors of Wake into the experiences of just a few characters in the book, making it an interesting read. It adequately tells about the horrors of war, without getting too graphic.

I required all three of my teenage children to read the book -- it was hard to get them started, but all three quickly finished it and have shown a marked interest in WWII since then. I am recommending it as a good buy for our school library.

Falls short of expectations  Aug 27, 2003
While the author should be commended for her research and her effort, the prose is painful, the dialogue sounds fake, and the narrative is cluttered with useless minutiae. While the historical events are certainly of interest, I would not recommend this book.
Cleanly Written, Fast-Paced  Apr 29, 2003
"Remember Wake" is a cleanly written, fast-paced novel by Teresa Funke. The story follows two young Americans, Maggie Braun and her fiancee, Colin Finnely. Colin, a civilian working on Wake Island at the start of World War II, is captured and sent to a series of Japanese prison camps. At home, Maggie fights a different sort of battle, struggling against fear, uncertainty, and the expectations of her family.

The history behind the story is intriguing. A handful of Americans held off the Japanese navy for sixteen days at Wake Island, aided by the heroic efforts of armed civilians. The author's depictions of prison camps are authentic and harrowing.

The novel traces the effects of war on its two civilian protagonists, ordinary people caught in the tides of history. Maggie and Colin are heroic, not because they control their circumstances, but because they survive them. The story is always well told, and the scenes between Maggie and William Preston, a would-be suitor, are genuinely heartbreaking. "Remember Wake" is a great read.

This true story really captures the Wake experience  Apr 28, 2003
Everyone remembers Pearl Harbor. But did you know that, days later, tiny Wake Island, populated by more than a thousand young U.S. men, was also attacked? Hundreds were killed and hundreds more taken prisoner by the Japanese. Their story was untold-until now. Teresa Funke has written a well-crafted, well-researched account of this little-known episode from World War II. Equally important, she also tells the poignant story of the women and families these young men left behind. Engrossing and meaningful.

Write your own review about Remember Wake

Ask A Question or Provide Feedback regarding Remember Wake

Item Feedback and Product Questions
For immediate assistance call 888.395.0572 during the hours of 10am thru 8pm EST Monday thru Friday and a customer care representative will be happy to help you!

Help us continuously improve our service by reporting your feedback or questions below:

I have a question regarding this product
The information above is incorrect or conflicting
The page has misspellings or incorrect grammar
The page did not load correctly in my browser or created an error.

Email Address:
Anti Spam Question. To combat spammers we require that you answer a simple question.
What color is the sky?
Leave This Blank :
Do Not Change This Text :

Add This Product Widget To Your Website

Looking to add this information to your own website? Then use our Product Widget to allow you to display product information in a frame that is 120 pixels wide by 240 pixels high.

    Copy and paste the following HTML into your website and enjoy!

Order toll-free weekdays 10am thru 10pm EST by phone: 1-888-395-0572 (Lines are closed on holidays & weekends.)
Customer Service | My Account | Track My Orders | Return Policy | Request Free Catalog | Email Newsletter

Gift Certificates
RSS Feeds
About Us
Contact Us
Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy