S. Hampton sides explores the mystery of human behavior under extreme duress—the resilience of the prisoners, who defied the Japanese authorities even as they endured starvation, tropical diseases, and unspeakable tortures; the violent cultural clashes with Japanese guards and soldiers steeped in the warrior ethic of Bushido; the remarkable heroism of the Rangers and Filipino guerrillas; the complex motivations of the U.
S. Used book in Good Condition. As the rangers stealthily moved through enemy-occupied territory, they learned that Cabanatuan had become a major transshipment point for the Japanese retreat, they could possibly confront as many as 8, and instead of facing the few dozen prison guards, 000 battle-hardened enemy troops.
Ghost Soldiers: The Forgotten Epic Story of World War II's Most Dramatic Mission #ad - Hampton sides's vivid minute-by-minute narration of the raid and his chronicle of the prisoners' wrenching experiences are masterful. Army 6th ranger Battalion slipped behind enemy lines in the Philippines. High command, some of whom could justly be charged with abandoning the men of Bataan in 1942; and the nearly suicidal bravado of several spies, including priests and a cabaret owner, who risked their lives to help the prisoners during their long ordeal.
Frozen in Time Low Price CD: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War IIHarperAudio #ad - 1 new york times bestseller!frozen in time is a gripping true story of survival, and honor in the vast Arctic wilderness during World War II, bravery, from the author of New York Times bestseller Lost in Shangri-La. On november 5, 1942, a us cargo plane slammed into the Greenland Ice Cap. Led by indefatigable dreamer lou sapienza – who worked for years to solve the mystery of the Duck’s last flight and recover the remains of its crew.
A breathtaking blend of mystery and adventure mitchell zuckoff's frozen in Time: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II is also a poignant reminder of the sacrifices of our military personnel and a tribute to the everyday heroism of the US Coast Guard. Miraculously, all nine men on board survived, and the US military launched a daring rescue operation.
Frozen in Time Low Price CD: An Epic Story of Survival and a Modern Quest for Lost Heroes of World War II #ad - Four days later, the b-17 assigned to the search-and-rescue mission became lost in a blinding storm and also crashed. But after picking up one man, the Grumman Duck amphibious plane flew into a severe storm and vanished. Frozen in time tells the story of these crashes and the fate of the survivors, bringing vividly to life their battle to endure 148 days of the brutal Arctic winter, until an expedition headed by famed Arctic explorer Bernt Balchen brought them to safety.
Mitchell zuckoff takes the reader deep into the most hostile environment on earth, vicious blizzards, through hurricane-force winds, and subzero temperatures. Moving forward to today, he recounts the efforts of the Coast Guard and North South Polar Inc.
Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible VoyageBlackstone Audio Inc. #ad - In october, 1915, still half a continent away from its intended base, the ship was trapped, then crushed in the ice. The book recounts a harrowing adventure, but ultimately it is the nobility of these men and their indefatigable will that shines through. This is a thrilling account of one of the most astonishing feats of exploration and human courage ever recorded.
In august of 1914, the british ship Endurance set sail for the South Atlantic. For five months, drifting on ice packs, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men, were castaways in one of the most savage regions of the world. Lansing describes how the men survived a 1, 000-mile voyage in an open boat across the stormiest ocean on the globe and an overland trek through forbidding glaciers and mountains.
The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal WestSimon & Schuster Audio #ad - They settled in what is now Marietta on the banks of the Ohio River. They and their families created a town in a primeval wilderness, fires, no roads or bridges, while coping with such frontier realities as floods, wolves and bears, no guarantees of any sort, all the while negotiating a contentious and sometimes hostile relationship with the native people.
In 1788 the first band of pioneers set out from New England for the Northwest Territory under the leadership of Revolutionary War veteran General Rufus Putnam. A massachusetts minister named Manasseh Cutler was instrumental in opening this vast territory to veterans of the Revolutionary War and their families for settlement.
. Included in the northwest ordinance were three remarkable conditions: freedom of religion, and most importantly, free universal education, the prohibition of slavery. This is a revelatory and quintessentially American story, written with David McCullough’s signature narrative energy. Like so many of mccullough’s subjects, they let no obstacle deter or defeat them.
The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West #ad - Mccullough tells the story through five major characters: Cutler and Putnam; Cutler’s son Ephraim; and two other men, one a carpenter turned architect, and the other a physician who became a prominent pioneer in American science. Drawn in great part from a rare and all-but-unknown collection of diaries and letters by the key figures, The Pioneers is a uniquely American story of people whose ambition and courage led them to remarkable accomplishments.
1 new york times bestseller pulitzer prize–winning historian david mccullough rediscovers an important and dramatic chapter in the American story—the settling of the Northwest Territory by dauntless pioneers who overcame incredible hardships to build a community based on ideals that would come to define our country.
Killing the SS: The Hunt for the Worst War Criminals in History Bill O'Reilly's Killing SeriesMacmillan Audio #ad - A few were swiftly caught, including the notorious SS leader, Heinrich Himmler. Confronting nazi evil is the subject of the latest installment in the mega-bestselling Killing seriesAs the true horrors of the Third Reich began to be exposed immediately after World War II, the Nazi war criminals who committed genocide went on the run.
Over decades, these men and women scoured the world, tracking down the SS fugitives and bringing them to justice, which often meant death. Written in the fast-paced style of the Killing series, Killing the SS will educate and stun the listener. Among those war criminals were josef mengele, hitler’s brutal personal secretary; Klaus Barbie, the “Angel of Death” who performed hideous medical experiments at Auschwitz; Martin Bormann, the cruel "Butcher of Lyon"; and perhaps the most awful Nazi of all: Adolf Eichmann.
Killing the SS: The Hunt for the Worst War Criminals in History Bill O'Reilly's Killing Series #ad - Killing the ss is the epic saga of the espionage and daring waged by self-styled "Nazi hunters. This determined and disparate group included a french husband and wife team, a German prosecutor who had signed an oath to the Nazi Party, Israeli Mossad agents, an American lawyer who served in the army on D-Day, and a death camp survivor.
Others, however, evaded capture through a sophisticated Nazi organization designed to hide them. The final chapter is truly shocking.
On Desperate Ground: The Marines at The Reservoir, the Korean War's Greatest BattleRandom House Audio #ad - But sides tells it exceedingly well, with fresh research, gritty scenes and cinematic sweep. Washington postfrom the new york times bestselling author of ghost soldiers and in the kingdom of ice, general douglas MacArthur, Supreme Commander of UN troops in Korea, 1950, a chronicle of the extraordinary feats of heroism by Marines called on to do the impossible during the greatest battle of the Korean WarOn October 15, convinced President Harry Truman that the Communist forces of Kim Il-sung would be utterly defeated by Thanksgiving.
Superb. A masterpiece of thorough research, deft pacing and arresting detail. This war story — the fight to break out of a frozen hell near the Chosin Reservoir — has been told many times before. The chinese, he said with near certainty, would not intervene in the war. As he was speaking, 300, 000 Red Chinese soldiers began secretly crossing the Manchurian border.
On Desperate Ground: The Marines at The Reservoir, the Korean War's Greatest Battle #ad - Faced with probable annihilation, and hugely outnumbered, the surrounded, ingenuity, and temperatures plunging to 20 degrees below zero, Marines fought through the enemy forces with ferocity, and nearly unimaginable courage as they marched their way to the sea. Hampton sides' superb account of this epic clash relies on years of archival research, declassified documents, unpublished letters, and interviews with scores of Marines and Koreans who survived the siege.
Led by some 20, 000 men of the first marine division, the americans moved deep into the snowy mountains of North Korea, toward the trap Mao had set for the vainglorious MacArthur along the frozen shores of the Chosin Reservoir.
Three Days at the Brink CD: FDR's Daring Gamble to Win World War II Three Days SeriesHarperAudio #ad - Allied successes at Sicily and Guadalcanal had gained modest ground but at an extraordinary cost. Baier makes clear the importance of roosevelt, who stood apart as the sole leader of a democracy, recognizing him as the lead strategist for the globe’s future—the one man who could ultimately allow or deny the others their place in history.
Roosevelt, and joseph stalin plotted the war's endgame, Winston Churchill, including the D-Day invasion. November 1943: world War II teetered in the balance. With new details found in rarely seen transcripts, oral histories, and declassified State Department and presidential documents from the FDR Library, Baier illuminates the complex character of Roosevelt, revealing a man who grew into his role and accepted the greatest calling of the last century.
Weaving a fresh narrative of fdr’s rise as a war president and his world-altering relationships with Churchill and Stalin during the decisive turning point in World War II, Baier has produced the biggest book yet in his acclaimed Three Days series. Three days at the Brink includes approximately twenty-five black-and-white illustrations.
Three Days at the Brink CD: FDR's Daring Gamble to Win World War II Three Days Series #ad - Japan dominated the Pacific. Roosevelt, winston churchill, and Joseph Stalin—secretly met for the first time to chart a strategy for defeating Hitler. They also discussed what might come after the war, including dividing Germany and establishing the United Nations—plans that laid the groundwork for the postwar world order and the Cold War.
Bret baier’s new epic history three Days at the Brink centers on these crucial days in Tehran, the medieval Persian city on the edge of the desert.
The Wright BrothersSimon & Schuster Audio #ad - Wilbur was unquestionably a genius. In this “enjoyable, fast-paced tale” the economist, master historian david McCullough “shows as never before how two Ohio boys from a remarkable family taught the world to fly” The Washington Post and “captures the marvel of what the Wrights accomplished” The Wall Street Journal.
The #1 new york times bestseller from david mccullough, two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize—the dramatic story-behind-the-story about the courageous brothers who taught the world how to fly—Wilbur and Orville Wright. On a winter day in 1903, two brothers—bicycle mechanics from Dayton, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, Ohio—changed history.
He draws on the extensive wright family papers to profile not only the brothers but their sister, Katharine, without whom things might well have gone differently for them. When they worked together, no problem seemed to be insurmountable. That they had no more than a public high school education and little money never stopped them in their mission to take to the air.
The Wright Brothers #ad - Orville had such mechanical ingenuity as few had ever seen. Orville and wilbur wright were men of exceptional courage and determination, and of far-ranging intellectual interests and ceaseless curiosity. Nothing did, not even the self-evident reality that every time they took off, they risked being killed.
Essential reading, this is “a story of timeless importance, told with uncommon empathy and fluency…about what might be the most astonishing feat mankind has ever accomplished…The Wright Brothers soars” The New York Times Book Review.
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBIRandom House Audio #ad - The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. And it was just the beginning, as more and more members of the tribe began to die under mysterious circumstances. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. White put together an undercover team, including one of the only American Indian agents in the bureau.
It was one of the organization’s first major homicide investigations and the bureau badly bungled the case. As the death toll climbed to more than twenty-four, the FBI took up the case. In desperation, the young director, J. Her relatives were shot and poisoned. After oil was discovered beneath their land, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe.
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI #ad - P. Based on years of research and startling new evidence, the book is a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, as each step in the investigation reveals a series of sinister secrets and reversals. Edgar hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to unravel the mystery. Killers of the Flower Moon is utterly compelling, but also emotionally devastating.
New york times bestseller - national book AWARD FINALIST "Disturbing and riveting.
The Guardians: A NovelRandom House Audio #ad - In this instant #1 new york times bestseller, John Grisham delivers a classic legal thriller—with a twist. Terrific…affecting…Grisham has done it again. Maureen corrigan, the Washington Post “A suspenseful thriller mixed with powerful themes. Associated pressin the small florida town of Seabrook, a young lawyer named Keith Russo was shot dead at his desk as he worked late one night.
Cullen post travels the country fighting wrongful convictions and taking on clients forgotten by the system. He had no lawyer, no advocate on the outside. There were no witnesses, no one with a motive. The killer left no clues. Guardian accepts only a few innocence cases at a time. For twenty-two years he languished in prison, maintaining his innocence.
The Guardians: A Novel #ad - They killed one lawyer twenty-two years ago, and they will kill another without a second thought. But the police soon came to suspect Quincy Miller, a young black man who was once a client of Russo’s. Quincy was tried, convicted, and sent to prison for life. Powerful, ruthless people murdered Keith Russo, and they do not want Quincy Miller exonerated.
In desperation, a small nonprofit run by Cullen Post, he writes a letter to Guardian Ministries, a lawyer who is also an Episcopal minister.
Where the Crawdads SingPenguin Audio #ad - Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps. So in late 1969, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the so-called Marsh Girl.
But kya is not what they say. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life--until the unthinkable happens. Where the crawdads sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder.
Where the Crawdads Sing #ad - 1 new york times bestsellermore than 4 million copies solda reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick"I can't even express how much I love this book! I didn't want this story to end!"--Reese Witherspoon"Painfully beautiful. The new york times book reviewfor years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast.
Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand.