Rescue: A True Story of Courage and Survival in World War II

Rescue: A True Story of Courage and Survival in World War II

by Steven Trent Smith
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Rescue: A True Story of Courage and Survival in World War II by Steven Trent Smith

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"Steven Trent Smith grapples boldly with several big subjects: the Japanese occupation of the Philippines; the capture of Japan's 'Z Plan' (the decisive-battle strategy for destroying the U.S. Pacific Fleet); the rescue by submarine of forty Americans stranded in the Philippines; the climactic Battle of the Philippine Sea. Meticulously researched and well written, The Rescue ties these elements together into an epic that is emotionally engaging from start to rousing finish."
-Martin Russ, author of Breakout and The Last Parallel

"Smith's thoroughly researched, detailed account of the brave American and Filipino guerrillas on Negros Island in the Philippines will do much to introduce readers to this little known aspect of World War II in the Pacific. . . . This is a fascinating story well told."
-Elizabeth Norman, author of the award-winning We Band of Angels: The Untold Story of American Nurses Trapped on Bataan by the Japanese

"The Rescue is a delightful journey with the gallant few who resisted the Japanese occupation of the Philippines and who shaped the larger events wh ich led to victory in the Pacific. Smith's brilliant research and unique storytelling make this account a must for all who enjoy history and a grand adventure."
-Peter Huchthausen, author of October Fury

"With a photojournalist's eye for action and detail, Steven Trent Smith's The Rescue is a remarkable achievement. The incredible mission to save forty Americans stranded in the Philippines reads more like a work of fiction. . . . A must-read for all those interested in one of the great secret submarine operations of World War II and all action adventure fans alike!"
-Richard P. Henrick, author of Crimson Tide and Nightwatch

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471423515
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 02/14/2003
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 595,216
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

STEVEN TRENT SMITH is a five-time Emmy Award—winning freelance TV photojournalist and the author of Wolf Pack: the American Submarine Strategy That Helped Defeat Japan (Wiley). He lives in Philadelphia with his wife and son.

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Rescue: A True Story of Courage and Survival in World War II 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Being a crew member of the submarine CREVALLE I found out more about the refugees from the book than being in the contact with them for the past 8 or so years. Mr Smith really dug deep to find out the history of all these people and especially the history of the war in the pacific. I relived the depth charging all over again when reading this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the better WWII stories I've read. Great combination of character development and history. You need to pay attention, given the number of people involved, and if you set the book down for too long you may lose track of who is who.
Relative More than 1 year ago
Albert Francis Bower, featured in this novel, is my grandfather. This book is an honor to those who fought for us and gave up so much.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'The Rescue' is a must read.The author presents a very detailed look at many aspects of life in the Philippines during the Japanese occupation.From sugar cane farmers,allied prisoners,the resistance,americans hideing in the jungle,life aboard a US submarine just to name a few & ties it all together at the end of the book.It reads like a novel but is all fact.The research is incredible. I have read dozens & dozens of WW2 books,this ranks near the top!!Don't miss this one!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book fits into that segment of my list I like to call 'Dad books,' the titles my father would not only like to receive as a gift, but will actually read when he gets the chance. THE RESCUE reads like a thriller, from the trials of the Americans trapped in the Philippines; to the American demolition expert and guerrilla leader whose goal in life, it seems, is to blow stuff up, preferably with some Japanese soldiers on it; to the sub and its two nail-biting runs through enemy water to rescue the American refugees and the Japanese secret plans for the great naval battle the Japanese believed would end the war. It's worth five stars, and sure, I'm biased, but if it weren't worth five stars, I wouldn't have wanted to publish it.