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Strong Men Armed: The United States Marines Against Japan

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ISBN13: 9780306818875
ISBN10: 0306818876
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At a time when few Americans had visited Australia, journalist John Lardner sailed down under with the U.S. armed forces as one of the first American war correspondents in the Pacific theater. With his excellent sense of humor and gift for narrative, Lardner penned vignettes of MacArthurand#8217;s arrival and his reception in Melbourne and a flight with the daring Dutch flier Capt. Hans Smits. More frequently, Lardner wrote about the ordinary day and the average person. Traveling throughout the country, in Southwest Passage Lardner offers a glimpse of Australia in the 1940s and generates warmth and admiration for World War II fighters in the Pacific, whether Australian, New Zealander, aboriginal, or American.

For generations of readers who have learned about World War II with the benefit of hindsight, Lardnerand#8217;s tone, style, and selected topics give more than just entertaining anecdotes about the military in the Pacific; they are a view into the culture and society of midcentury America.

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This account sweeps from one island of death to the next in a fierce succession of battles. . . . [Leckie's] work has that magic ingredient so rare in the vast library of war literature--the essence of terrible reality.--John Toland, "The New York Times Book Review."

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In time for the HBO miniseries The Pacific, a classic account of the U.S. Marinesand#8217; relentless drive from Guadalcanal to Okinawa during World War II

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Written by Robert Leckie, whose wartime exploits will be featured this spring in the upcoming Tom Hanks/Steven Spielberg HBO miniseries The Pacific, Strong Men Armed has been a perennial bestselling classic account of the Pacific theater in World War II. As scout and machine-gunner for the First Marine Division, Leckie fought in all its engagements until his wounding at Peleliu. Here he uses firsthand experience and impeccable research to re-create the nightmarish battles of the Pacific campaign.

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Written by Robert Leckie, whose wartime exploits will be featured this spring in the upcoming Tom Hanks/Steven Spielberg HBO miniseries The Pacific, Strong Men Armed has been a perennial bestselling classic account of the Pacific theater in World War II. As scout and machine-gunner for the First Marine Division, Leckie fought in all its engagements until his wounding at Peleliu. Here he uses firsthand experience and impeccable research to re-create the nightmarish battles of the Pacific campaign.

About the Author

Robert Leckie (1920-2001) was a decorated World War II marine, prominent journalist, and the author of more than forty books, including his bestselling wartime memoir, Helmet for My Pillow.

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VEWenneker, November 20, 2011 (view all comments by VEWenneker)
The single best history of the u.s. marine corps in WW-II. this book is the only marine corps history that has woven into it,s rich and comprehensive text the name, place and circumstances of every Marine Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. I have 1,100 military history books and this book ranks in the top 3. Please buy it. Please read it. You will be thankful that you did.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780306818875
Author:
Leckie, Robert
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Author:
Belth, Alex
Author:
Lardner, John
Author:
Leckie, Robert, Robert
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
Asia - Japan
Subject:
United States History.
Subject:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Pacific Ocean.
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Edition Description:
Media tie-in
Publication Date:
20100231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 map, 1 glossary
Pages:
600
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in

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Product details 600 pages Da Capo Press - English 9780306818875 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This account sweeps from one island of death to the next in a fierce succession of battles. . . . [Leckie's] work has that magic ingredient so rare in the vast library of war literature--the essence of terrible reality.--John Toland, "The New York Times Book Review."
"Synopsis" by ,
In time for the HBO miniseries The Pacific, a classic account of the U.S. Marinesand#8217; relentless drive from Guadalcanal to Okinawa during World War II
"Synopsis" by , Written by Robert Leckie, whose wartime exploits will be featured this spring in the upcoming Tom Hanks/Steven Spielberg HBO miniseries The Pacific, Strong Men Armed has been a perennial bestselling classic account of the Pacific theater in World War II. As scout and machine-gunner for the First Marine Division, Leckie fought in all its engagements until his wounding at Peleliu. Here he uses firsthand experience and impeccable research to re-create the nightmarish battles of the Pacific campaign.
"Synopsis" by ,
Written by Robert Leckie, whose wartime exploits will be featured this spring in the upcoming Tom Hanks/Steven Spielberg HBO miniseries The Pacific, Strong Men Armed has been a perennial bestselling classic account of the Pacific theater in World War II. As scout and machine-gunner for the First Marine Division, Leckie fought in all its engagements until his wounding at Peleliu. Here he uses firsthand experience and impeccable research to re-create the nightmarish battles of the Pacific campaign.
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