Friday, August 27, 2010

Ghost Soldiers by Hampton Sides

If you know only one thing about the Pacific Theater in World War II, it is probably the Bataan Death March. Ghost Soldiers begins with this inhuman trek and details the heroic rescue mission by the 6th Ranger Battalion. this book presents the horrors of war and the courage and character of the soldiers.
Sides brings the individual soldiers alive for the reader. You share their suffering and their heroism. While the subject is gruesome, the writing is beautiful, carefully conveying the thoughts, actions and emotions felt by these very brave and mostly very young soldiers.

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