Ghost Soldiers is a compelling account of a World War II rescue mission that has been called "the greatest World War II story never told" (Esquire). In January 1945, a group of 121 U.S. troops were sent behind enemy lines in the Philippines on a mission to save 513 prisoners of war held in a brutal camp, including the surviving members of the infamous Bataan Death March. With little time to plan and the stakes high due to a recent massacre at a different prison camp, the team faced a difficult and complex operation. In the book, author Hampton Sides describes the raid in detail and introduces readers to the POWs through intimate portraits of their experiences in the camp. Despite facing starvation, disease, and torture, the prisoners united and defied their Japanese captors. Ghost Soldiers is a moving tribute to human resilience and bravery in the face of unimaginable adversity. This edition may have a different description.