Saturday, October 22, 2011

The Zero Hour: The Personal War of Basilio J. Valdes by Ruel S. De Vera

Title: The Zero Hour: The Personal War of Basilio J. Valdes
Author: Ruel S. De Vera
Synopsis: 1941: The Second World War has reached the Philippine Islands, and the Japanese military is steadily closing in on Manila. A secret plan is hatched to move the Philippine Commonwealth’s leader, Manuel Luis Quezon, out of the capital. Now, General Basilio J. Valdes, a man of medicine and of the military, must leave behind his family and ensure that Quezon, his president and friend, evades the pursuing Japanese forces. Together, Valdes and the President’s most devoted men follow a treacherous path through the country’s islands, under the ground, underwater, through the skies, as they attempt to find safety somehow. As the world is engulfed by war, Valdes must fight many battles of his own to accomplish the all-important mission and return to his family in war-torn Manila. The Zero Hour is an extraordinary story of an extraordinary man during a most desperate time. This wartime adventure is a portrait of a powerful friendship, and ultimately a compelling story of courage, loyalty – and of coming home.
Year Published: 2001, Makati City, Philippines
ISBN: 971-569-415-2
Format: Softbound, bookpaper
Size: 9 x 6 inches
No. of Pages: 284 pages
Condition: Some very minor shelf-wear; covers are very slightly worn with some minor bumps on the corners; pages are fine and crisp with no visible toning; overall VERY GOOD condition
Weight: 800 grams

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HAC Code: 3F0019

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