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Soldier’s Desertion Leads to Harrowing Manhunt on South Pacific Jungle Island

Unusual World War II Survival Novel now available as an e-Book

MEDIA RELEASE - Zengo’s Revolt, a novel by Richard M. Baker, Jr., is being released as a Web-e-Book®, part of a rare collection of Baker’s newly edited novels. Zengo’s Revolt is the third edition of Richard M. Baker, Jr.’s acclaimed novel, now available in an e-book format. The Tri-Screen Connection, LLC, publisher and distributor of the e-book, is providing the technology platform and online shopping website for the Zengo’s Revolt e-book.

Published as The Revolt of Zengo Takakuwa in 1962 by Farrar, Straus, & Cudahy, Inc., and in 1964 by Bantam Books, the work was heralded by reviewers for The Columbus Enquirer and The Baltimore Sun respectively as: “From the first to last page, dramatic and exciting.” And: “Seldom have I read a more graphic account of day by day agonies of the battle for survival.”

Mr. Baker employed remarkable, cinematic precision in his vivid descriptions of a place he had never seen. Baker wrote: “...all of what I know about the people and the country has come from printed matter, TV, and from conversations with people who have been there....the war in Europe has been well-covered by writers on both sides. The Pacific War has practically no fiction centered on the Japanese side. Since they were able to conquer so much territory, it hasn’t been difficult to choose a setting for a novel.”

The extraordinary literary craftsmanship of the author infuses Zengo’s Revolt with palpable effect, transporting us to the jungles of New Britain Island during the final days of the war in the Pacific in a gripping tale of survival against formidable odds.

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“Dirty coward,” she muttered. “A dirty coward who calls the colonel’s woman a baishÔfu, who turns his cowardly back on the only living god of all peoples, TennÔ-heika, and runs like a woman into the jungle, afraid to die for TennÔ in the great battle they must be having in these hours at Iboki, where you deserted your friend, the sergeant major, and the others.”

“He wants me, she thought, revolted by it. Probably he’s lusted after me for months. Saving my life indeed, he only wants what I might give him when I’m used to him.”

“Behind him and almost wincing with him, Michiyo also admitted to herself his ability to bear torture. Her own body hurt all over, in so many places she couldn’t distinguish between cuts and sores without looking, but it could be nothing compared to the pain of his torn feet.”

“The next four hours were some of the most torturous of his life. Throwing himself forward like a blinded animal, he hacked and tore at the vines, stumbled on his ruined feet through slimy water, very noisily and without regard now for any enemy.”
“If only Michiyo would give me a chance to try. No man could have loved her so much. If only we could sleep beside each other and stop guarding against people who are afraid of us.”

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