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I'm Staying with My Boys: The Heroic Life of Sgt. John Basilone, USMC

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Publisher Comments:

I'm Staying with My Boys is a firsthand look inside the life of one of the greatest heroes of the Greatest Generation. Sgt. John Basilone held off 3,000 Japanese troops at Guadalcanal after his 15-member unit was reduced to three men. At Iwo Jima he single-handedly destroyed an enemy blockhouse, allowing his unit to capture an airfield. Minutes later he was killed by an enemy artillery round. He was the only Marine in World War II to have received the Medal of Honor, the Navy Cross, and a Purple Heart and is arguably the most famous Marine of all time.

I'm Staying with My Boys is the only family-authorized biography of Basilone, and it features photographs never before published. Distinctive among military biographies, the story is told in first person, allowing readers to experience his transformation, forged in the horrors of battle, from aimless youth to war hero known as "Manila John".

Synopsis:

This authorized biography of World War II hero John Basilone--who held off 3,000 Japanese troops after his unit was reduced to three men--is being published to coincide with Steven Spielberg's HBO miniseries, "The Pacific." Illustrations throughout.

About the Author

Jim Proser is a writer and film producer. He lives in California.
 
Jerry Cutter is the nephew of Sgt. John Basilone. His current projects are the documentary and feature film versions of his uncle's story. He lives in Hilton Head, South Carolina.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312611446
Author:
Proser, Jim
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin
Author:
Cutter, Jerry
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Biography-Military
Subject:
Military - World War II
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20100231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes 29 black-and-white photographs
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.29 x 6.41 x 1 in

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"Synopsis" by , This authorized biography of World War II hero John Basilone--who held off 3,000 Japanese troops after his unit was reduced to three men--is being published to coincide with Steven Spielberg's HBO miniseries, "The Pacific." Illustrations throughout.
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