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Sides, Hampton

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Works: 4 works in 12 publications in 1 language and 557 library holdings
Genres: Military history  History 
Classifications: D767.4, 940.5425
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Publications by Hampton Sides
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Ghost soldiers the forgotten epic story of World War II's most dramatic mission by Hampton Sides( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 439 libraries worldwide
On January 28, 1945, 121 hand-selected troops from the elite U.S. 6th Ranger Battalion slipped behind enemy lines in the Philippines. Their mission: march thirty miles in an attempt to rescue 513 American and British POWs who had spent three years in a hellish camp near the city of Cabanatuan. The prisoners included the last survivors of the Bataan Death March left in the camp, and their extraordinary will to live might soon count for nothing. As the Rangers stealthily moved through enemy-occupied territory, they learned that Cabanatuan had become a major transshipment point for the Japanese retreat, and instead of facing the few dozen prison guards, they could possibly confront as many as 8,000 battle-hardened enemy troops
Hellhound on his trail : the electrifying account of the largest manhunt in American history by Hampton Sides( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 109 libraries worldwide
April, 1967: a prison escape. James Earl Ray, nondescript thief and con man, drifts through the South, into Mexico, and then Los Angeles, where he is galvanized by George Wallace's racist presidential campaign. February, 1968: a Memphis garbage strike. Martin Luther King joins the sanitation workers' cause, but their march turns violent. King vows to return to Memphis in April. Historian Sides follows Ray and King as they crisscross the country, one stalking the other, until the drifter catches up with his prey. Against the backdrop of the resulting nationwide riots and the pathos of King's funeral, Sides gives us a cross-cut narrative of the assassin's flight and the 65-day search that led investigators to Canada, Portugal, and England--a massive manhunt ironically led by Hoover's FBI. Drawing on previously unpublished material, this nonfiction thriller illuminates how history is so often a matter of the petty bringing down the great--From publisher description
Ghost soldiers the forgotten epic story of World War II's most dramatic mission by Hampton Sides( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
On January 28, 1945, 121 hand-selected troops from the elite U.S. 6th Ranger Battalion slipped behind enemy lines in the Philippines. Their mission: march thirty miles in an attempt to rescue 513 American and British POWs who had spent three years in a hellish camp near the city of Cabanatuan. The prisoners included the last survivors of the Bataan Death March left in the camp, and their extraordinary will to live might soon count for nothing. As the Rangers stealthily moved through enemy-occupied territory, they learned that Cabanatuan had become a major transshipment point for the Japanese retreat, and instead of facing the few dozen prison guards, they could possibly confront as many as 8,000 battle-hardened enemy troops
Ghost soldiers the forgotten epic story of World War II's most dramatic mission by Hampton Sides( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
In 1945, 121 U.S. Army Rangers raided the Cabanatuan prisoner of war camp in the Philippines to rescue long-suffering soldiers. Depicts the atrocities of war, the conditions endured by the prisoners, and the bravery of the liberators
 
Alternative Names
Sides, W. Hampton
סיידס, המפטון
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English (12)
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