Emily Coates lived a life many Americans would envy. She grew up in the Philippine Islands in a diplomatic family, and reached adulthood when Franklin Delano Roosevelt was in the White House and Glenn Miller's band was all the rage. Her job with the Army Air Corps in Manila was exciting until the day the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, rapidly followed by air and sea attacks on Manila. At twenty-two, invading Japanese took her, her mother, and her sisters as captives. They ended up in an internment camp, where for nearly four years they experienced deprivation to an almost unimaginable degree. Will this pampered American princess collapse under pressure? Or, will she show the courage that will lead future generations to call hers the Greatest Generation?