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📒Helmet For My Pillow ✍ Robert Leckie
✏Helmet for My Pillow Book Summary : Here is one of the most riveting first-person accounts ever to come out of World War II. Robert Leckie enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in January 1942, shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. In Helmet for My Pillow we follow his odyssey, from basic training on Parris Island, South Carolina, all the way to the raging battles in the Pacific, where some of the war’s fiercest fighting took place. Recounting his service with the 1st Marine Division and the brutal action on Guadalcanal, New Britain, and Peleliu, Leckie spares no detail of the horrors and sacrifices of war, painting an unvarnished portrait of how real warriors are made, fight, and often die in the defense of their country. From the live-for-today rowdiness of marines on leave to the terrors of jungle warfare against an enemy determined to fight to the last man, Leckie describes what war is really like when victory can only be measured inch by bloody inch. Woven throughout are Leckie’s hard-won, eloquent, and thoroughly unsentimental meditations on the meaning of war and why we fight. Unparalleled in its immediacy and accuracy, Helmet for My Pillow will leave no reader untouched. This is a book that brings you as close to the mud, the blood, and the experience of war as it is safe to come. Now producers Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, and Gary Goetzman, the men behind Band of Brothers, have adapted material from Helmet for My Pillow for HBO’s epic miniseries The Pacific, which will thrill and edify a whole new generation. From the Trade Paperback edition.
📒Bloody Ridge And Beyond ✍ Marlin Groft
✏Bloody Ridge and Beyond Book Summary : By a veteran of Lt. Col. Merritt A. Edson's battalion, and author of the Dick Winters biography Biggest Brother and coauthor of A Higher Call On the killing ground that was the island of Guadalcanal, a 2,000-yard-long ridge rose from the jungle canopy. Behind it lay the all-important air base of Henderson Field. And if Henderson Field fell, it would mean the almost certain death or capture of all 12,500 marines on the island . . . But the marines positioned on the ridge were no normal fighters. They were tough, hard-fighting men of the Edson’s Raiders; an elite fighting unit within an already elite U.S. Marine Corps. Handpicked for their toughness, and submitted to a rigorous training program to weed out those less fit, they were the Marine Corps’s best of the best. For two hellish nights in September 1942, about 840 United States Marines—commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Merritt Austin “Red Mike” Edson—fought one of the most pivotal battles of World War II in the Pacific, clinging desperately to their position on what would soon be known as Bloody Ridge. Wave after wave of attacking Japanese soldiers were repelled by the Raiders, who knew that defeat and retreat were simply not possible options. But in the end, the defenders had prevailed against the odds. Bloody Ridge and Beyond is the story of the 1st Marine Raider Battalion, which showed courage and valor in the face of overwhelming numbers, as told by Marlin Groft, a man who was a member of this incredible fighting force.
📒Strategic Battles In The Pacific ✍ Earle Rice
✏Strategic Battles in the Pacific Book Summary : Discusses strategic battles in the Pacific during World War II, including Bataan and Corregidor, Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Leyte Gulf, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa.
📒My Father S War ✍ Peter Richmond
✏My Father s War Book Summary : By retracing his father's South Pacific experiences during World War II, the author seeks an understanding of the man who died when the author was six, of his own identity, and of the nature of heroism. By the author of Ballpark. 20,000 first printing.
📒Proceedings Of The United States Naval Institute ✍ United States Naval Institute
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📒The Story Of World War Ii ✍ Donald L. Miller
✏The Story of World War II Book Summary : A comprehensive history of World War II draws on previously unavailable resources to incorporate new information on the contributions of African Americans and other minorities, the war in the Pacific, and the liberation of the death camps.