American Guerrilla

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American Guerrilla

My War Behind Japanese Lines

Roger Hilsman

Memories of War Series

342 pages

Paperback

April 2005

978-1-57488-691-7

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About the Book

During World War II, Roger Hilsman fought in Burma with the legendary Merrill’s Marauders until he was machine-gunned. Then, at age twenty-five, he led a battalion of indigenous troops behind Japanese lines. At the war’s end, he headed a POW rescue mission to Manchuria, where the prisoners included his own father. An exciting, unusual coming-of-age story, American Guerrilla concludes with reflections on how Hilsman’s wartime experiences influenced his involvement in early Vietnam War policymaking when he served in the Kennedy administration.

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