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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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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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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. Marines relentless drive from Guadalcanal to Okinawa during World War II

Synopsis:

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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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:
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:
24 pages of photos
Pages:
600
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 20.4 oz

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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. Marines 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.
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