40 Thieves on Saipan: The Elite Marine Scout-Snipers in One of WWII's Bloodiest Battles

40 Thieves on Saipan: The Elite Marine Scout-Snipers in One of WWII's Bloodiest Battles

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Before there were Navy SEALs and the Green Berets, there were the 40 Thieves.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781662003615
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Publication date: 06/30/2020
Edition description: Unabridged
Sales rank: 737,752
Product dimensions: 6.04(w) x 5.04(h) x 1.13(d)

About the Author

JOSEPH TACHOVSKY is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and the son of Frank Tachovsky, commanding officer of the 40 Thieves on Saipan, also known as Tachovsky’s Terrors.

CYNTHIA KRAACK holds a B.A. in journalism and history from Marquette University, a master’s degree from the University of Minnesota, and an M.F.A. from the University of Southern Maine. She is the author of five novels, including the award-winning The High Cost of Flowers.

Table of Contents

A Note from the Authors xv

Prologue Four Woodpeckers xvii

Chapter 1 A Mustang 1

Chapter 2 The Dumb Hayshaker 7

Chapter 3 Mr. Kansas City 13

Chapter 4 Borawski Done It 21

Chapter 5 Ellie, Tilly, Roxie, and Ruth 11

Chapter 6 Sweet Dreams 37

Chapter 7 I Got Me a New Boss 45

Chapter 8 A Full-Blooded Bunch 51

Chapter 9 Old Dead Dog! 57

Chapter 10 The Black Death 69

Chapter 11 Pololu 77

Chapter 12 A Three-Day Pass 93

Chapter 13 Red Sky at Night 107

Chapter 14 Arello and Duley 123

Chapter 15 A Pact and a Premonition 129

Chapter 16 Red Sky at Morning 147

Chapter 17 The Kitchen Sink 165

Chapter 18 Hell Is on Us 179

Chapter 19 All the Devils Are Here 191

Chapter 20 Dark Eyes 199

Chapter 21 Evans, Arello, and Johnson 213

Chapter 22 The Road to Garapan 229

Chapter 23 Emerick 241

Chapter 24 Kenny 247

Chapter 25 Dyer 253

Chapter 26 Oliver 261

Chapter 27 Seven Lives 265

Chapter 28 Good-Byes 277

Epilogue Every Day for the Rest of Your Life 293

The Making of 40 Thieves on Saipan 303

Index 313

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