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
Author: Hampton Sides
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0756963052
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Release: 2002-05-01
Editor: Perfection Learning
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

On January 28, 1945, 121 hand-selected U.S. troops slipped behind enemy lines in the Philippines. Their mission was to march 30 miles to rescue 513 POWs in a concentration camp. Among the POWs were the last survivors of the Bataan Death March.

Ghost Soldiers

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

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 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.

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.

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.

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 Soldier

Ghost Soldier
Author: Theresa Breslin
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780552569187
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Release: 2015-07-30
Editor: Random House
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

"A thrilling, poignant story of hope and loss set during World War 1, from Carnegie Medal-winning author Theresa Breslin. Nobody believes in ghosts until they see one . . . The war has changed everything for Rob and Millie. Their father is missing in action and they are terrified they'll never see him again. Then one night, deep in the woods, Rob and Millie see an eerie figure in the window of an abandoned house. But there's no such thing as ghosts, is there?"

Summary of Ghost Soldiers The Epic Account of World War

Summary of Ghost Soldiers  The Epic Account of World War
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN:
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Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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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

Ghost Soldiers
Author: Hampton Sides
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781400033409
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Release: 2002-09-17
Editor: Anchor
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

“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.

Ghost Soldiers

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

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: un

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...

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.

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.

The Things They Carried

The Things They Carried
Author: Tim O'Brien
Pages: 233
ISBN: 1606865064
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Release: 2014-05-01
Editor: Perfection Learning
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Heroic young men carry the emotional weight of their lives to war in Vietnam in a patchwork account of a modern journey into the heart of darkness.

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.

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.

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.

Stomping Grounds

Stomping Grounds
Author: Hampton Sides
Pages: 272
ISBN: UOM:39015021545861
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Release: 1992
Editor: William Morrow & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A social analysis of eight uniquely American groups, from the Bohemian Club to the Church of God in Christ, shows to what extent American identities are shaped by involvement in groups and pastimes. 50,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo. Tour.

Ghosts of War

Ghosts of War
Author: Jeff Belanger
Pages: 235
ISBN: 9781601639745
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Release: 2006-08-18
Editor: Red Wheel/Weiser
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ghosts of War is where history and mystery meet. Phantom U.S. Civil War regiments still march through Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, before vanishing into the evening sunset. The beaches of Normandy, France still echo with the cries of the men who gave their lives storming the beaches on D-Day. The disembodied clip-clop of horse's hooves and the clank of swords from the British Civil War battle of January 25, 1644, are still heard in Nantwich, Cheshire. Wherever battles were fought and people perished, ghost legends have followed. Ghosts can be found wherever tragedy left its mark. Where men'?s and women'?s lives ended so quickly that their spirits may not even realize that they're dead. Where soldiers, focused on duty, still patrol the front lines of long-finished wars. The world's battlefields are imprinted with the passions, fears, and horrors of the soldiers who took their enemies? lives and often sacrificed their own. Battlefields are still rife with spirit activity, centuries after the last cannon was fired and the last casualty lost. Ghosts of War is a history book told through the eyes of witnesses who have experienced the ghosts who still haunt these locations. Featuring nearly two dozen battlefields from around the world and throughout the centuries, each chapter includes first-hand accounts of the battle (where available), important facts and dates, historic and ghostly photos of the site, and first-hand ghost sightings and supernatural experiences that still occur.