Hampton Sides Writing Styles in Ghost Soldiers: The Epic Account of World War II's Greatest Rescue Mission

Hampton Sides
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Perspective

The book is related from the third-person point of view typical of most journalism. The author states a personal involvement in the material, caused by professional interest. The book presents an extensive amount of period materials, including reproductions of photographs, letters, memorabilia, poems, and official documents. Much of the narrative is derived from numerous personal interviews conducted by the author and much of the writing about the place and setting of Cabanatuan Camp is derived from personal inspection by the author. These first-hand perspectives are obvious in the written material, which is engaging, lively, personal, and accessible. For example, many anecdotes are offered as quotes attributed to a specific prisoner of war, and most of the frequently-cited prisoners of war appear in one or more of the photographs included on the photographic plates. The book is intended to be an enjoyable and accessible account of the raid instead...

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