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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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I had read the book many years before. When I looked for my book I could not find it. So I bought a second copy. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Ron R
A well written chronicle of the terrors and inhuman treatment of man towards man. It's heartbreaking that
man fails to learn from the past. RIP courageous soldiers.
Hampton Sides is a uniquely talented story teller. The big difference is the stories he tells are true. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Nic
This is a great book, but some of the descriptions of the Bataan Death March and the prison are a little gruesome. Readers with weak stomachs should skip those chapters.Published 12 days ago by Bigg Bill
Well written. Reads like a story not a text book. It will keep you on the edge of your seat.Published 17 days ago by Ryan McNelis
well-written account of a mostly forgotten aspect of WW II. The growth of the narrative non-fiction class of history is a welcome development for those of us who enjoy history but... Read morePublished 19 days ago by Irv