The Zigzag Road

A World War II Story of Love, Faith, Courage, and Survival

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Pub Date 15 Aug 2023 | Archive Date 02 Dec 2023

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Description

What makes Benjamin cut the picture of Adelaide in a magazine is a mystery even to himself, but he wants to meet her in person. Several attempts at correspondence fail to solicit a reply but he is persistent.

When World War II starts, Benjamin finds himself 465 kilometers away from home and has to find his way back without encountering the Japanese. Weaving historical details from when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor and the second Pearl Harbor in the Philippines, this memoir chronicles the long and harrowing journey of Benjamin Maranan as he zigzags through the treacherous roads of the Mountain Province and plains of Northern Luzon into the war-stricken city of Manila and the Japanese-occupied provinces. What happens if he encounters the Japanese on the way?

Throughout the war, Batangueños show their unswerving faith, love, courage, and determination amid a never-ending struggle to survive. As Gen. MacArthur returns to liberate the Philippines, their lives turn into upheaval as evacuations are the norm of the day. The Zigzag Road is a fresh look at the traditions and social mores of the era just before and during World War II. It also describes events that shape the lives of the people of Batangas for future generations to remember.

What makes Benjamin cut the picture of Adelaide in a magazine is a mystery even to himself, but he wants to meet her in person. Several attempts at correspondence fail to solicit a reply but he is...


Advance Praise

"G. Patrick White

4.0 out of 5 stars Compelling war story filled with danger, courage and endurance."

"G. Patrick White

4.0 out of 5 stars Compelling war story filled with danger, courage and endurance."


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ISBN 9798985045826
PRICE $8.99 (USD)
PAGES 309

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This was such a great concept for a biography, I enjoyed getting to go on this journey with the main character. Rosalinda Morgan does a great job in setting the scene and I’m glad I got to read this.

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