Now the Hell Will Start
|Now the Hell Will Start: One Soldier's Flight from the Greatest Manhunt of World War II|
1st Edition (English)
|Author(s)||Brendan I. Koerner|
|Genre(s)||World War II|
|Publisher||Penguin Press (USA)|
|Dewey Decimal||940.54/8 22|
|LC Classification||D810.N4 P4756 2008|
Now the Hell Will Start: One Soldier's Flight from the Greatest Manhunt of World War II is a 2008 book by United States author Brendan I. Koerner. It is a non-fiction narrative investigating and recounting the story of Herman Perry, an African-American World War II soldier stationed in the China-Burma-India theatre of the war. Perry killed a white officer while helping construct the Ledo Road. He subsequently retreated into the Indo-Burmese wilderness and joined a tribe of the headhunting Nagas, successfully joining one village and marrying the fourteen-year-old daughter of one of the tribesmen.
It also relates some of the history of the CBI theatre as it pertains to Herman Perry's, as well as explores the injustices of the Jim Crow mentality and policies carried out by the military during World War II.
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