9780306818875-0306818876-Strong Men Armed: The United States Marines Against Japan

Strong Men Armed: The United States Marines Against Japan

ISBN-13: 9780306818875
ISBN-10: 0306818876
Edition: Media tie-in
Author: Leckie, Robert
Publication date: 2010
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Format: Paperback 561 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780306818875
ISBN-10: 0306818876
Edition: Media tie-in
Author: Leckie, Robert
Publication date: 2010
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Format: Paperback 561 pages

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Acknowledged authors Leckie, Robert wrote Strong Men Armed: The United States Marines Against Japan comprising 561 pages back in 2010. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0306818876 and 9780306818875. Since then Strong Men Armed: The United States Marines Against Japan textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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"Rings with that truth recognizable to every combat man. Those looking for action will find it here in buckets."--John Toland, New York Times Book Review

Written by Robert Leckie, whose wartime exploits are featured in the Tom Hanks/Steven Spielberg HBO miniseries The Pacific, Strong Men Armed is the perennial bestselling classic account of the U.S. Marines' relentless drive through the Pacific during World War II. As scout and machine-gunner for the First Marine Division, Leckie fought in all its engagements until his wounding at Peleliu.
In Strong Men Armed, Leckie uses firsthand experience and impeccable research to re-create the nightmarish battles of the Pacific campaign--from Guadalcanal to Okinawa--as ships, men, and guns moved over vast distances to fight an enemy willing to defend to its last man. Here is the whole sweeping epic of the Marines who battled--and won--on the bloody beaches at Guadalcanal, the unforgiving reefs at Tarawa, the rain-soaked mud of New Britain, the dark gray soil and deadly caves of Mount Suribachi, and the muddy slopes of Shuri Castle on Okinawa. It is a masterful narrative by a writer the New York Times praised as possessing the "rare gift of capturing all that is human in the most inhuman of man's activities."
"Raw, heartbreaking, and superb."--Christian Science Monitor
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