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Read online Ghost Soldiers: The Epic Account of World War II's Greatest Rescue Mission.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Ghost Soldiers: The Epic Account of World War II's Greatest Rescue Mission On January hand selected U S troops slipped behind enemy lines in the Philippines Their mission March thirty rugged miles to rescue POWs languishing in a hellish camp among them the last survivors of the infamous Bataan Death March A recent prison massacre by Japanese soldiers elsewhere in the Philippines made the stakes impossibly high and left little time to plan the complex operation .

In b Ghost Soldiers b Hampton Sides vividly re creates this daring raid offering a minute by minute narration that unfolds alongside intimate portraits of the prisoners and their lives in the camp Sides shows how the POWs banded together to survive defying the Japanese authorities even as they endured starvation tropical diseases and torture Harrowing poignant and inspiring b Ghost Soldiers b is the mesmerizing story of a remarkable mission It is also a testament to the human spirit an account of enormous bravery and self sacrifice amid the most trying conditions by Hampton Sides

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Ghost Soldiers: The Epic Account of World War II's Greatest Rescue Mission
Title:Ghost Soldiers: The Epic Account of World War II's Greatest Rescue Mission
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Number of Pages:344
Category:history, non-fiction, war, military, world-war-ii, military-history
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Bestselling author Hampton Sides returns with a white knuckle tale of polar exploration and survival in the Gilded Age, For the first time a full color illustrated edition of Dee Brown s classic history of the American West br br Eloquent heartbreaking and meticulously documented i Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee i follows the systematic destruction of the American Indian during the second half of the th century Upon its publication in the book was universally lauded and became a cultural phenomenon that proved instrumental in transforming public perceptions of manifest destiny and the winning of the West br br Using council records autobiographies and firsthand descriptions Brown s work highlighted the voices of those American Indians who actually experienced the battles massacres and broken treaties Here is their view of the events that ultimately left them demoralized and defeated including the Battle of Sand Creek Red Cloud s War the Battle of the Little Bighorn and of course the Wounded Knee Massacre Crazy Horse Red Cloud Sitting Bull and Spotted Tail the great chiefs and warriors of the Dakota Ute Cheyenne and other tribes come to life through their own words and formal portraits br br Now hundreds of illustrations including maps photographs sketches and paintings enhance Brown s masterpiece making it even more vivid and personal In addition to the incredible images this edition also features relevant excerpts from such highly acclaimed Native American themed books as i Where White Men Fear to Tread i by Russell Means i Mystic Chords of Memory i by Michael Kammen and i Lakota Woman i by Mary Crow Dog as well as all new essays by contemporary historians and Native American leaders like Elliott West and Joseph Marshall III br br, An eBook short br br From Hampton Sides s i Ghost Soldiers i a gripping narrative of World War II POWs on the brink of freedom br br The men of Cabanatuan had been held by the Japanese since the Bataan Death March in increasingly dire circumstances With the war turning in the Americans favor the POWs worried that their captors would murder them all in the frenzy of an all out withdrawal Then one day in early January the prison guards simply left br br For a brief moment the haggard survivors of Cabanatuan were given the keys to their prison though swift death was promised to anyone who dared leave The prisoners waited nervously all while unbeknownst to them a daring raid was being planned which would result in their rescue or their end This is Hampton Sides at his most riveting a fitting tribute to these soldiers who would be prisoners no more, On January hand selected U S troops slipped behind enemy lines in the Philippines Their mission March thirty rugged miles to rescue POWs languishing in a hellish camp among them the last survivors of the infamous Bataan Death March A recent prison massacre by Japanese soldiers elsewhere in the Philippines made the stakes impossibly high and left little time to plan the complex operation br br In b Ghost Soldiers b Hampton Sides vividly re creates this daring raid offering a minute by minute narration that unfolds alongside intimate portraits of the prisoners and their lives in the camp Sides shows how the POWs banded together to survive defying the Japanese authorities even as they endured starvation tropical diseases and torture Harrowing poignant and inspiring b Ghost Soldiers b is the mesmerizing story of a remarkable mission It is also a testament to the human spirit an account of enormous bravery and self sacrifice amid the most trying conditions