I'm reading a book called Ghost Soldiers The Forgotten Epic Story of World War II's Most dramatic Mission by Hampton Sides. it is VERY well written and has your attention from the beginning...go to www.ww2n.com to get a quote of it. It looks long, but will probably have your attention pretty quickly. I highly recomend the book. basiclly the book is about a ranger battalion in the pacific and it's mission to rescue POWs from a camp in the Philippines. The sample that i quote sets the premice as to why this mission was important.