Shadows in the Jungle: The Alamo Scouts Behind Japanese Lines in World War II

Shadows in the Jungle: The Alamo Scouts Behind Japanese Lines in World War II

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by Larry Alexander
     
 

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A new account of World War II heroism from the national bestselling author of Biggest Brother.

Determined to retake the Philippines ever since his ignominious flight from the islands in 1942, General Douglas MacArthur organized a first- rate intelligence-gathering unit. They were called the Alamo Scouts.

Larry Alexander follows the men who made up

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A new account of World War II heroism from the national bestselling author of Biggest Brother.

Determined to retake the Philippines ever since his ignominious flight from the islands in 1942, General Douglas MacArthur organized a first- rate intelligence-gathering unit. They were called the Alamo Scouts.

Larry Alexander follows the men who made up the elite recon unit that served as General MacArthur's eyes and ears in the Pacific War. Drawing from personal interviews and testimonies from Scout veterans, Alexander weaves together the tales of the individual Scouts, who often spent weeks behind enemy lines to complete their missions. Now, more than sixty years after the war, the story of the Alamo Scouts will finally be told.

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The little-known Alamo Scouts were formed by Gen. Douglas MacArthur as an elite unit shortly after defeat in the Philippines in 1942 and charged with gathering intelligence, reporting on conditions in the occupied areas, and rescuing prisoners and hostages from the Japanese. They completed 108 missions behind enemy lines. Alexander (Biggest Brother) has a story-telling style that makes this account, based largely on memoirs and interviews with the now elderly surviving Scouts, an easy read. For those reading comprehensively on the war in the Pacific.
—Edwin Burgess

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"One of those rare works of nonfiction that does indeed read like a novel and also sheds light on a heroic and almost unknown group of men." —Michael Korda, New York Times bestselling author of Ike: An American Hero

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451229137
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/02/2010
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
230,735
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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"One of those rare works of nonfiction that does indeed read like a novel and also sheds light on a heroic and almost unknown group of men." —-Michael Korda, New York Times bestselling author of Ike: An American Hero

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