9780425246290-0425246299-You'll Be Sor-ree!: A Guadalcanal Marine Remembers the Pacific War

You'll Be Sor-ree!: A Guadalcanal Marine Remembers the Pacific War

ISBN-13: 9780425246290
ISBN-10: 0425246299
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Phillips, Sid
Publication date: 2012
Publisher: Dutton Caliber
Format: Paperback 272 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780425246290
ISBN-10: 0425246299
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Phillips, Sid
Publication date: 2012
Publisher: Dutton Caliber
Format: Paperback 272 pages

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Acknowledged authors Phillips, Sid wrote You'll Be Sor-ree!: A Guadalcanal Marine Remembers the Pacific War comprising 272 pages back in 2012. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0425246299 and 9780425246290. Since then You'll Be Sor-ree!: A Guadalcanal Marine Remembers the Pacific War textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.30 or rent at the marketplace.

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Sid Phillips, a World War II Marine Corps hero featured in HBO®'s The Pacific, offers up an invaluable firsthand account of the war against Japan.

A mortarman with H-2-1 of the legendary 1st Marine Division, Sid was only seventeen years old when he entered combat with the Japanese. Some two years later, when he returned home, the island fighting on Guadalcanal and Cape Gloucester had turned Sid into an "Old Timer" by Marine standards, and more: he left as a boy, but came home a man.

These are his memoirs, the humble and candid tales that Sid collected during a Pacific odyssey spanning half the globe, from the grueling boot camp at Parris Island, to the coconut groves of Guadalcanal, to the romantic respite of Australia. Sid recalls his encounters with icons like Chesty Puller, General Vandergrift, Eleanor Roosevelt, and his boyhood friend, Eugene Sledge. He remembers the rain of steel from Japanese bombers and battleships, the brutality of the tropical elements, and the haunting notion of being expendable.

This is the story of how Sid stood shoulder to shoulder with his Marine brothers to discover the inner strength and deep faith necessary to survive the dark, early days, of World War II in the Pacific.

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