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When Army Rangers among Douglas MacArthur's forces arrived in the Philippines, they hatched a daring plan to liberate their captured comrades, a mission that, if successful, would prove to be a tremendous morale booster at the front and at home. Led by a young officer named Henry Mucci (called "Little MacArthur" for his constant pipe as well as his brilliance as a strategist), a combined Ranger and Filipino guerrilla force penetrated far behind enemy lines, attacked Japanese forces guarding Allied prisoners at a jungle outpost called Cabanatuan, and shepherded hundreds of prisoners to safety, with an angry Japanese army in hot pursuit. Amazingly, they suffered only light casualties.
In Ghost Soldiers, journalist Hampton Sides recounts that daring rescue, once known to every American schoolchild but now long forgotten. A gifted storyteller, Sides packs his narrative with detailed descriptions of the principal actors on both sides of the struggle and with moments of danger and exhilaration. Thrilling from start to finish, his book celebrates the heroism of hundreds of warriors and brings renewed attention to one of the Rangers' finest hours. --Gregory McNamee --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Great story. Well written. The people and places are vividly described. I enjoy true WWII stories and this one was a follow-up to The Forgotten Highlander, involving a British... Read morePublished 3 days ago by The Sage
This should be mandatory reading in ever high school history class with a required essay on what the student learned from the book.Published 4 days ago by Rick Troberman
Outstanding record of Bataan Death March and imprisonment of the American soldiers. A most moving and personal story of those involved.Published 4 days ago by F. Don James
the book started out well but basic stry.got tedious very quickly. iiiiiI already knew thePublished 5 days ago by Marty Letscher
While this was a great read and 4 stars is a high rating from me. 5 stars would take something like Lonesome Dove or the likes to score a 5.Published 5 days ago by Kenny