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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 Enjoyed "In the Kingdom of Ice", but found the narration in this story much less engaging. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Lorinda Matsui
The writing is excellent. The author crafts the rescue mission through facts and first person accounts to read like a novel. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Harold Gross
These soldiers were the TRUE heroes of WW2. The story of this POW rescue makes one feel proud to be an American. Read morePublished 2 days ago by LIGolfer
I thought Ghost Soldiers was an excellent and informative account of a great rescue mission but also of the plight of World War II prisoners of war in Japanese prison camps in the... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Larry of Corrales
Enjoyed the book. Reinforced my recollections of how terrible conditions in the Japanese prison camps were. It's a good wartime story.Published 8 days ago by Doting grandma
Great summary of the history of the Philippines and the Americans involved in the War there. Has an overview of the Bataan Death March, and then life of the prisoners. Read morePublished 9 days ago by John Speers
This is a very well written and exciting book. Should be a must read. Little known historyPublished 9 days ago by S. Nims
Important historical book that should b mandatory for all kids before they graduate high school. It is gruesome and enlightening and inspiring.Published 10 days ago by D-train
What men can do with shear guts. And planning under pressure. The author accomplished in me a profound respect for these guys. Well done. A real page turner, and it was real!Published 10 days ago by David Cools