21 апреля 2009 | Автор: Admin | Рубрика: Художественные книги » Мемуары. Биографии | Комментариев: 0
Steven Trent Smith "The Rescue: A True Story of Courage and Survival in World War II"
Publisher: Wiley 2001 | 336 Pages | ISBN: 0471412910 | PDF | 1.2 MB
Advance Praise for The Rescue
"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. Operating in the most primitive conditions, suffering the deprivations of living and fighting in the wild, these guerrillas were a formidable army and did much to win the war for the Allies in World War II. And the courageous and resourceful submariners of the USS Crevalle of the Pacific Fleet went well beyond the call of duty to rescue their fellow Americans from harm’s way. 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 which 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 Hostile Waters
"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. This story could easily grace the big screen of your local movie theater, with a plot filled with non-stop action, amazing twists of fate, and an incredible cast of characters, complete with a climax that’s certain to get the pulse pounding. 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