Shadows in the Jungle by Larry Alexander
The Alamo Scouts Behind Japanese Lines in World War II

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A new account of World War II heroism from the national bestselling author of Biggest Brother.

Determined to retake the Philippines ever since his ignominious flight from the islands in 1942, General Douglas MacArthur organized a first- rate intelligence-gathering unit. They were called the Alamo Scouts.

Larry Alexander follows the men who made up the elite recon 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 sixty years after the war, the story of the Alamo Scouts will finally be told.




 

About Larry Alexander

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Larry Alexander has been a journalist and columnist for the Intelligencer Journal newspaper in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, for more than a decade, winning numerous awards for excellence in journalism. He grew up on the same street in the same town as Major Dick Winters, three decades later.
 
Published January 21, 2009 by NAL. 352 pages
Genres: History, War, Travel. Non-fiction

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World War II Database

Seeing that Larry Alexander's Shadow in the Jungle appeared to have some favorable reviews on the web, I picked up the audio book edition of the book at the local library.

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Pacific Wrecks

Another point of interest regarding the makeup of the Alamo Scouts that I found was the overwhelming number of Native Americans who served in the Scouts, plus a number of Filipinos;

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