Voices of the Pacific : untold stories from the Marine heroes of World War II / Adam Makos ; with Marcus Brotherton.

Author
Makos, Adam [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
First edition.
Published/​Created
New York : Berkley Caliber, 2013.
Description
xiv, 397 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm

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"The book presents accounts of heroism and honor as told by World War II veterans Sid Phillips, R.V. Burgin, and Chuck Tatum--whose exploits were featured in the HBO mini-series The Pacific--and their Marine buddies from the legendary 1st Marine Division. These Marines trace the action from the Pearl Harbor attack and intense boot camp training through battles with the Japanese on Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester, Peleliu, and Okinawa, to their return home after V-J Day. With unflinching honesty, these men reveal harrowing accounts of combat with an implacable enemy, the friendships and camaraderie they found--and lost--and the aftermath of the war's impact on their lives. With unprecedented access to the veterans, never-before-seen photographs, and unpublished memoirs, Makos and Brotherton have forged Voices of the Pacific into an incredible historic record of American bravery and sacrifice"--Amazon.com.
Notes
Includes index.
Contents
1. We're in It Now -- 2. Eyeball to Eyeball -- 3. The Test of Wills -- 4. Rest and Respite -- 5. The Green Inferno -- 6. Misery -- 7. The Hellhole -- 8. New Islands, New Blood -- 9. Here We Go Again -- 10. Black Smoke, White Sand -- 11. The Days of Heat and Fury -- 12. Assault Across the Bay -- 13. Into the Hills of Hell -- 14. Back to the World -- 15. Island X -- 16. The Last Island -- 17. The Land of Mud and Death -- 18. The Wasteland -- 19. The Last Mile -- 20.Coming Home -- 21. The Lives We Lived -- 22. The Last Words.
ISBN
  • 9780425257821
  • 0425257827
LCCN
2012046253
OCLC
795168615
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