Regular price: $24.49
Buy Now with 1 Credit
Buy Now for $24.49
Writing with the narrative power usually found in a novel, Larry Alexander takes listeners in the footsteps of the men who made up the elite reconnaissance unit that served as General MacArthur's eyes and ears in the Pacific War. Drawing from personal interviews and testimonies from Scout veterans, Alexander weaves together the tales of the individual Scouts, who often spent weeks behind enemy lines to complete their missions. Now, more than 60 years after the war, the story of the Alamo Scouts has finally been told.
Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By Blake on 04-13-10
Vividly Written and Enjoyable
Larry Alexander does a great job taking the reader into the jungle along with these Alamo Scouts. The stories are vivid and many of the accounts are riveting page turners. The narration by Norman Dietz is very solid and adds to the enjoyability of this book. Where the book goes wrong is that it takes the shape of a public relations effort. Everyone is heroic and everyone is mentioned. Many of the accounts, especially early in the book, could have been ommitted but the author appears to want to make sure to include everyone no matter how inconsequential. With some editing this would have been a great book, but it is still very good reading.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful