9780385495653-038549565X-Ghost Soldiers: The Epic Account of World War II's Greatest Rescue Mission

Ghost Soldiers: The Epic Account of World War II's Greatest Rescue Mission

ISBN-13: 9780385495653
ISBN-10: 038549565X
Author: Sides, Hampton
Publication date: 2002
Publisher: Anchor
Format: Paperback 384 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780385495653
ISBN-10: 038549565X
Author: Sides, Hampton
Publication date: 2002
Publisher: Anchor
Format: Paperback 384 pages

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Acknowledged authors Sides, Hampton wrote Ghost Soldiers: The Epic Account of World War II's Greatest Rescue Mission comprising 384 pages back in 2002. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 038549565X and 9780385495653. Since then Ghost Soldiers: The Epic Account of World War II's Greatest Rescue Mission textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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“The greatest World War II story never told” (Esquire)—an enthralling account of the heroic mission to rescue the last survivors of the Bataan Death March.

On January 28, 1945, 121 hand-selected U.S. troops slipped behind enemy lines in the Philippines. Their mission: March thirty rugged miles to rescue 513 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 Ghost Soldiers 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, Ghost Soldiers 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.
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