Ghost Soldiers

Ghost Soldiers
Author: Hampton Sides
Pages: 344
ISBN: 9780385495653
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Release: 2002
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this national bestseller, Sides renders a tense, powerful, grand account of one of the most daring exploits of World War II: the rescue of American and British POWs behind enemy lines in the Philippines. of photos. 2 maps. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Ghost Soldiers

Ghost Soldiers
Author: Hampton Sides
Pages: 344
ISBN: 1439512639
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Release: 2008-07-10
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Chronicles the daring mission of the elite U.S. Army Sixth Ranger Battalion to slip behind enemy lines in the Phillipines and rescue the 513 American and British POWs who had spent over three years in a hellish, Japanese-run camp near Cabanatuan. Reprint. 300,000 first printing.

The Ghost Soldiers

The Ghost Soldiers
Author: James Tate
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780061734434
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Release: 2008-07-08
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet James Tate returns with his fifteenth book of poetry, an exciting new collection that offers nearly one hundred fresh and thought-provoking pieces that embody Tate's trademark style and voice: his accessibility, his dark humor, and his exquisite sense of the absurd. Tate's work is stark—he writes in clear, everyday language—yet his seemingly simple and macabre stories are layered with broad and trenchant meaning. His characters are often lost or confused, his settings bizarre, his scenarios brilliantly surreal. Opaque, inscrutable people float through a dreamlike world where nothing is as it seems. The Ghost Soldiers offers resounding proof, once again, that Tate stands alone in American poetry.

Ghost Soldier

Ghost Soldier
Author: Elaine Marie Alphin
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781627796484
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Release: 2015-06-02
Editor: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The ghost of a young soldier from the Civil War haunts a troubled teen. "I sat up. The jagged trenches were only soft grassy depressions in the sunny battlefield park. I felt tears burn my eyes, the relief was so strong, and then the misery of losing the ghost hit me." Alexander has the ability to see ghosts. But it's been several years since his last encounter. When he reluctantly joins his father on a long trip away from home, a surprise awaits him. In the unfamiliar territory of North Carolina, Alexander is confronted by the ghost of a young soldier who lost his life in the Civil War. As an unusual friendship develops between the two, Alexander is drawn into a new reality where he comes face to face with the haunting past of his soldier friend. But can Alexander help this troubled ghost, and can he, finally, come to terms with his own disturbing past? With deftness and insight, Elaine Marie Alphin tells a gripping story that weaves the supernatural with the historical. Ghost story fans and Civil War buffs alike are in for a real treat. Ghost Soldier is a nominee for the 2002 Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery.

Ghost Soldiers

Ghost Soldiers
Author: Justin Richards
Pages: 203
ISBN: PSU:000060636928
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Release: 2006
Editor: Putnam Publishing Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

While investigating a haunted house, the Cannoiers discover a group of scientists who are creating an army of indestructible mutant soldiers to fight the Germans in pre-World War II London.

Ghost Soldiers

Ghost Soldiers
Author: Justin Richards
Pages: 272
ISBN: 0689861028
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Release: 2004-10-01
Editor: Simon & Schuster UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

GHOST SOLDIERS London, today: Arthur Drake is haunted. By memories from 1036 that are not his own, by a girl from school who turns up where and when he least expects it -- and by the gosts of a deserted and derelict old house. London, 1936: Whatever your proble, the Invisible Detective can find the answer. Only four kids know the truth about this mysterious private investigator...because they created him. Now they solve crimes and mysteries in his name. Investigating a strange death and a haunted house, Art and his friends are drawn into a mysterious world where nothing is what it seems. There are monsters on the streets of London, dressed as soldiers and trained to kill. As a terrifyingplan is put into action, only the Invisible Detective can stop the Ghost Soldiers...

Soldiers and Ghosts

Soldiers and Ghosts
Author: J. E. Lendon
Pages: 468
ISBN: 0300119798
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Release: 2005-01-01
Editor: Yale University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sparta, Macedonia, and Rome--how did these nations come to dominate the ancient world? Lendon shows readers that the most successful armies were those that made the most effective use of cultural tradition.

The Things They Carried

The Things They Carried
Author: Tim O'Brien
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780547420295
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Release: 2009-10-13
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A classic work of American literature that has not stopped changing minds and lives since it burst onto the literary scene, The Things They Carried is a ground-breaking meditation on war, memory, imagination, and the redemptive power of storytelling. The Things They Carried depicts the men of Alpha Company: Jimmy Cross, Henry Dobbins, Rat Kiley, Mitchell Sanders, Norman Bowker, Kiowa, and the character Tim O’Brien, who has survived his tour in Vietnam to become a father and writer at the age of forty-three. Taught everywhere—from high school classrooms to graduate seminars in creative writing—it has become required reading for any American and continues to challenge readers in their perceptions of fact and fiction, war and peace, courage and fear and longing. The Things They Carried won France's prestigious Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize; it was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Ghost Riders

Ghost Riders
Author: Mark Felton
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780306825606
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Release: 2018-10-02
Editor: Da Capo Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

It is April 1945 and the world's most prized horses are about to be slaughtered... As the Red Army closes in on the Third Reich, a German colonel sends an American intelligence officer an unusual report about a POW camp soon to be overrun by the Soviets. Locked up, the report says, are over a thousand horses, including the entire herd of white Lipizzaner's from Vienna's Spanish Riding School, as well as Europe's finest Arabian stallions--stolen to create an equine "master race." The horses are worth millions and, if the starving Red Army reaches the stables first, they will kill the horses for rations. The Americans, under the command of General George Patton, whose love of horses was legendary, decide to help the Germans save the majestic creatures. So begins "Operation Cowboy," as GIs join forces with surrendered German soldiers and liberated prisoners of war to save the world's finest horses from fanatical SS soldiers and the ruthless Red Army in an extraordinary battle during the last few days of the war in Europe. This is an epic untold story from the waning days of World War II. Drawing from newly unearthed archival material, family archives held by descendants of the participants, and interviews with many of the participants published throughout the years, Ghost Riders is the definitive account of this truly unprecedented and moving story of kindness and compassion at the close of humanity's darkest hour.

Ghost Soldiers of Gettysburg

Ghost Soldiers of Gettysburg
Author: Patrick Burke,Jack Roth
Pages: 264
ISBN: 9780738741352
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Release: 2014-10-08
Editor: Llewellyn Worldwide
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Discover the paranormal legacy of one of America's most celebrated historical sites. Based on scores of investigations conducted at the battlefield, Ghost Soldiers of Gettysburg presents a wealth of fascinating Civil War history and compelling, first-hand encounters with ghost soldiers. Meticulously researched and respectful, this book reveals the mysteries of the spirit world while bringing the stories of this notorious battle to life. Follow investigators who listen to the testimonies of soldiers before helping them cross to the other side. Experience personal and thrilling stories, such as the fallen soldier who allows a present-day tourist a glimpse into his last moments on earth. These true encounters, and many more, are found within this amazing collection of the trials and triumphs at the Battle of Gettysburg. Includes thirty-five photos! Praise: "[This book] is not only the definitive guide to Gettysburg hauntings, but a priceless overview of phantasmal research in general...5 out of 5 stars!"—Joshua P. Warren, author of How to Hunt Ghosts

The Ghost Army of World War II

The Ghost Army of World War II
Author: Rick Beyer,Elizabeth Sayles
Pages: 257
ISBN: 9781616894528
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Release: 2015-05-12
Editor: Chronicle Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Ghost Army of World War II describes a perfect example of a little-known, highly imaginative, and daring maneuver that helped open the way for the final drive to Germany. It is a riveting tale told through personal accounts and sketches along the way—ultimately, a story of success against great odds. I enjoyed it enormously. – Tom Brokaw In the summer of 1944, a handpicked group of young GIs—including such future luminaries as Bill Blass, Ellsworth Kelly, Arthur Singer, Victor Dowd, Art Kane, and Jack Masey—landed in France to conduct a secret mission. Armed with truckloads of inflatable tanks, a massive collection of sound-effects records, and more than a few tricks up their sleeves, their job was to create a traveling road show of deception on the battlefields of Europe, with the German Army as their audience. From Normandy to the Rhine, the 1,100 men of the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops, known as the Ghost Army, conjured up phony convoys, phantom divisions, and make-believe headquarters to fool the enemy about the strength and location of American units. Between missions the artists filled their duffel bags with drawings and paintings and dragged them across Europe. Every move they made was top secret and their story was hushed up for decades after the war's end. The Ghost Army of World War II is the first publication to tell the full story of how a traveling road show of artists wielding imagination, paint, and bravado saved thousands of American lives.

Ghost Riders of Baghdad

Ghost Riders of Baghdad
Author: Daniel A. Sjursen
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9781611688276
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Release: 2015-09-22
Editor: University Press of New England
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From October 2006 to December 2007, Daniel A. Sjursen-then a U.S. Army lieutenant-led a light scout platoon across Baghdad. The experiences of Ghost Rider platoon provide a soldier's-eye view of the incredible complexities of warfare, peacekeeping, and counterinsurgency in one of the world's most ancient cities. Sjursen reflects broadly and critically on the prevailing narrative of the surge as savior of America's longest war, on the overall military strategy in Iraq, and on U.S. relations with ordinary Iraqis. At a time when just a handful of U.S. senators and representatives have a family member in combat, Sjursen also writes movingly on questions of America's patterns of national service. Who now serves and why? What connection does America's professional army have to the broader society and culture? What is the price we pay for abandoning the model of the citizen soldier? With the bloody emergence of ISIS in 2014, Iraq and its beleaguered, battle-scarred people are again much in the news. Unlike other books on the U.S. war in Iraq, Ghost Riders of Baghdad is part battlefield chronicle, part critique of American military strategy and policy, and part appreciation of Iraq and its people. At once a military memoir, history, and cultural commentary, Ghost Riders of Bahdad delivers a compelling story and a deep appreciation of both those who serve and the civilians they strive to protect. Sjursen provides a riveting addition to our understanding of modern warfare and its human costs.

Ghost Talkers

Ghost Talkers
Author: Mary Robinette Kowal
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781466860735
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Release: 2016-08-16
Editor: Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Powerful, laden with emotion, and smartly written.” —Brandon Sanderson, author of Mistborn and The Way of Kings A brilliant historical fantasy novel from acclaimed author Mary Robinette Kowal featuring the mysterious spirit corps and their heroic work in World War I. Ginger Stuyvesant, an American heiress living in London during World War I, is engaged to Captain Benjamin Harford, an intelligence officer. Ginger is a medium for the Spirit Corps, a special Spiritualist force. Each soldier heading for the front is conditioned to report to the mediums of the Spirit Corps when they die so the Corps can pass instant information about troop movements to military intelligence. Ginger and her fellow mediums contribute a great deal to the war efforts, so long as they pass the information through appropriate channels. While Ben is away at the front, Ginger discovers the presence of a traitor. Without the presence of her fiancé to validate her findings, the top brass thinks she's just imagining things. Even worse, it is clear that the Spirit Corps is now being directly targeted by the German war effort. Left to her own devices, Ginger has to find out how the Germans are targeting the Spirit Corps and stop them. This is a difficult and dangerous task for a woman of that era, but this time both the spirit and the flesh are willing... Other Books Forest of Memory Glamour in Glass Of Noble Family Shades of Milk and Honey Valour and Vanity Without a Summer At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Ghost Army of World War II

Ghost Army of World War II
Author: Jack Kneece
Pages: 280
ISBN: 1455604879
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Release: 2001-05-31
Editor: Pelican Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The 23rd Headquarters Special Troops was a force of only 1,000 men who, with skilled deceptions, often masqueraded as 34,000.

On Desperate Ground

On Desperate Ground
Author: Hampton Sides
Pages: 394
ISBN: 9781101971215
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Release: 2018
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A chronicle of the extraordinary feats of heroism by Marines called on to do the impossible during the greatest battle of the Korean War."--Provided by publisher.

Hellhound On His Trail

Hellhound On His Trail
Author: Hampton Sides
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780385533195
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Release: 2010-04-27
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER Edgar Award Nominee One of the Best Books of the Year: O, The Oprah Magazine, Time, The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, San Francisco Chronicle With a New Afterword On April 4, 1968, James Earl Ray shot Martin Luther King at the Lorraine Motel. The nation was shocked, enraged, and saddened. As chaos erupted across the country and mourners gathered at King's funeral, investigators launched a sixty-five day search for King’s assassin that would lead them across two continents. With a blistering, cross-cutting narrative that draws on a wealth of dramatic unpublished documents, Hampton Sides, bestselling author of Ghost Soldiers, delivers a non-fiction thriller in the tradition of William Manchester's The Death of a President and Truman Capote's In Cold Blood. With Hellhound On His Trail, Sides shines a light on the largest manhunt in American history and brings it to life for all to see.

The Ghost Brigades

The Ghost Brigades
Author: John Scalzi
Pages: 320
ISBN: 1429914726
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Release: 2007-04-01
Editor: Tor Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Ghost Brigades are the Special Forces of the Colonial Defense Forces, elite troops created from the DNA of the dead and turned into the perfect soldiers for the CDF's toughest operations. They're young, they're fast and strong, and they're totally without normal human qualms. The universe is a dangerous place for humanity—and it's about to become far more dangerous. Three races that humans have clashed with before have allied to halt our expansion into space. Their linchpin: the turncoat military scientist Charles Boutin, who knows the CDF's biggest military secrets. To prevail, the CDF must find out why Boutin did what he did. Jared Dirac is the only human who can provide answers -- a superhuman hybrid, created from Boutin's DNA, Jared's brain should be able to access Boutin's electronic memories. But when the memory transplant appears to fail, Jared is given to the Ghost Brigades. At first, Jared is a perfect soldier, but as Boutin's memories slowly surface, Jared begins to intuit the reason's for Boutin's betrayal. As Jared desperately hunts for his "father," he must also come to grips with his own choices. Time is running out: The alliance is preparing its offensive, and some of them plan worse things than humanity's mere military defeat... Old Man's War Series #1 Old Man’s War #2 The Ghost Brigades #3 The Last Colony #4 Zoe’s Tale #5 The Human Division #6 The End of All Things Short fiction: “After the Coup” Other Tor Books The Android’s Dream Agent to the Stars Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded Fuzzy Nation Redshirts Lock In The Collapsing Empire (forthcoming) At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Blood and Thunder

Blood and Thunder
Author: Hampton Sides
Pages: 624
ISBN: 9780307387677
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Release: 2007-10-09
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A magnificent history of the American conquest of the West; "a story full of authority and color, truth and prophecy" (The New York Times Book Review). In the summer of 1846, the Army of the West marched through Santa Fe, en route to invade and occupy the Western territories claimed by Mexico. Fueled by the new ideology of “Manifest Destiny,” this land grab would lead to a decades-long battle between the United States and the Navajos, the fiercely resistant rulers of a huge swath of mountainous desert wilderness. At the center of this sweeping tale is Kit Carson, the trapper, scout, and soldier whose adventures made him a legend. Sides shows us how this illiterate mountain man understood and respected the Western tribes better than any other American, yet willingly followed orders that would ultimately devastate the Navajo nation. Rich in detail and spanning more than three decades, this is an essential addition to our understanding of how the West was really won.

The Province

The Province
Author: P. P. Corcoran
Pages: 60
ISBN: 1512042609
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Release: 2015-05-05
Editor: CreateSpace
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the world of Black Ops they are the most audacious Frank Winters is a soldier in the British Army. The one time Corporal in the Intelligence Corp has become a surveillance operative in the daring and deadly Military Support Group. Called upon to serve in political hotspots around the world he has a variety of skills, surveillance is just one of them. Without warning a murderous terrorist attack plunges Northern Ireland into meltdown. The backlash results in the imposition of Direct rule on The Province. London needs it fixed, fast. Frank finds himself in County Armagh. His mission is simple - watch and observe. Until a deadly turn of events forces MSG to step outside their primary role and take risky explosive action. This time there are no rules, there are no boundaries because MSG is deniable PP Corcoran author of Best Selling sci fi novels Discovery of the Saiph and Search for the Saiph Science once again delivers readers an enjoyable well paced story, plenty of action, believable army procedures and language.

Lost at Khe Sanh Ghosts of War 2

Lost at Khe Sanh  Ghosts of War  2
Author: Steve Watkins
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780545665889
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Release: 2015-03-31
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

History comes alive -- with ghosts! Anderson finds himself drawn to the old trunk of military relics in the basement of his family's junk shop again. His friends Greg and Julie warn him to stay away from it, but he can't help himself. This time Anderson discovers an old grenade with a strange message scratched into it. But an old grenade is dangerous . . . especially when the ghost of a soldier appears, claiming that it's his lucky grenade from during his service in the Vietnam War. What does this ghost want from Anderson, Greg, and Julie? Is he here for their help - or for something more sinister? It's a race against time as the friends work to solve the mystery!