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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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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, On April Prisoner J an inmate at the notorious Missouri State Penitentiary escaped in a breadbox Fashioning himself Eric Galt this nondescript thief and con man whose real name was James Earl Ray drifted through the South into Mexico and then Los Angeles where he was galvanized by George Wallace s racist presidential campaign br br On February two Memphis garbage men were crushed to death in their hydraulic truck provoking the exclusively African American workforce to go on strike Hoping to resuscitate his faltering crusade King joined the sanitation workers cause but their march down Beale Street the historic avenue of the blues turned violent Humiliated King fatefully vowed to return to Memphis in April br br With relentless storytelling drive Sides follows Galt and King as they crisscross the country one stalking the other until the crushing moment at the Lorraine Motel when the drifter catches up with his prey Against the backdrop of the resulting nationwide riots and the pathos of King s funeral Sides gives us a riveting cross cut narrative of the assassin s flight and the sixty five day search that led investigators to Canada Portugal and England a massive manhunt ironically led by Hoover s FBI, i A Magnificent History of How the West Was Really Won a Sweeping Tale of Shame and Glory br i br In the fall of the venerable Navajo warrior Narbona greatest of his people s chieftains looked down upon the small town of Santa Fe the stronghold of the Mexican settlers he had been fighting his whole long life He had come to see if the rumors were true if an army of blue suited soldiers had swept in from the East and utterly defeated his ancestral enemies As Narbona gazed down on the battlements and cannons of a mighty fort the invaders had built he realized his foes had been vanquished but what did the arrival of these New Men portend for the Navajo br br Narbona could not have known that The Army of the West in the midst of the longest march in American military history was merely the vanguard of an inexorable tide fueled by a self righteous ideology now known as Manifest Destiny For twenty years the Navajo elusive lords of a huge swath of mountainous desert and pasturelands would ferociously resist the flood of soldiers and settlers who wished to change their ancient way of life or destroy them br br Hampton Sides s extraordinary book brings the history of the American conquest of the West to ringing life It is a tale with many heroes and villains but as is found in the best history the same person might be both At the center of it all stands the remarkable figure of Kit Carson the legendary trapper scout and soldier who embodies all the contradictions and ambiguities of the American experience in the West Brave and clever beloved by his contemporaries Carson was an illiterate mountain man who twice married Indian women and understood and respected the tribes better than any other American alive Yet he was also a cold blooded killer who willingly followed orders tantamount to massacre Carson s almost unimaginable exploits made him a household name when they were written up in pulp novels known as blood and thunders but now that name is a bitter curse for contemporary Navajo who cannot forget his role in the travails of their ancestors, b New York Times bestselling author Hampton Sides returns with a white knuckle tale of polar exploration and survival in the Gilded Age b br br In the late nineteenth century people were obsessed by one of the last unmapped areas of the globe the North Pole No one knew what existed beyond the fortress of ice rimming the northern oceans although theories abounded The foremost cartographer in the world a German named August Petermann believed that warm currents sustained a verdant island at the top of the world National glory would fall to whoever could plant his flag upon its shores br br James Gordon Bennett the eccentric and stupendously wealthy owner of The New York Herald had recently captured the world s attention by dispatching Stanley to Africa to find Dr Livingstone Now he was keen to re create that sensation on an even more epic scale So he funded an official U S naval expedition to reach the Pole choosing as its captain a young officer named George Washington De Long who had gained fame for a rescue operation off the coast of Greenland De Long led a team of men deep into uncharted Arctic waters carrying the aspirations of a young country burning to become a world power On July the USS Jeannette set sail from San Francisco to cheering crowds in the grip of Arctic Fever br br The ship sailed into uncharted seas but soon was trapped in pack ice Two years into the harrowing voyage the hull was breached Amid the rush of water and the shrieks of breaking wooden boards the crew abandoned the ship Less than an hour later the Jeannette sank to the bottom and the men found themselves marooned a thousand miles north of Siberia with only the barest supplies Thus began their long march across the endless ice a frozen hell in the most lonesome corner of the world Facing everything from snow blindness and polar bears to ferocious storms and frosty labyrinths the expedition battled madness and starvation as they desperately strove for survival br br With twists and turns worthy of a thriller In The Kingdom of Ice is a spellbinding tale of heroism and determination in the most unforgiving territory on Earth