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Hell in the Pacific: A Marine Rifleman's Journey From Guadalcanal to Peleliu
Simon & Schuster
In what may be the last memoir to be published by a living veteran of the pivotal invasion of Guadalcanal, which occurred almost seventy years ago, Marine Jim McEnery has teamed up with author Bill Sloan to create an unforgettable chronicle of heroism and horror. McENERY’S RIFLE COMPANY—the legendary K/3/5 of the First Marine Division, made famous by the HBO miniseries The Pacific —fought in some of the most ferocious battles of the ...
Last Man Standing: The 1st Marine Regiment on Peleliu, September 15-21, 1944
One of the bloodiest battles in Marine Corps history, Operation Stalemate, as Peleliu was called, was overshadowed by the Normandy landings. It was also, in time, judged by most historians to have been unnecessary; though it had been conceived to protect MacArthur’s flank in the Philippines, the U.S. fleet’s carrier raids had eliminated Japanese airpower, rendering Peleliu irrelevant. Nevertheless, the horrifying number of casualties ...
Victory at Peleliu: The 81st Infantry Division's Pacific Campaign (Campaigns and Commanders Series)
Bobby C. Blair
John Peter DeCioccio
Univ of Oklahoma Pr (Trd)
A new look at one of the bloodiest battles of the Pacific War When the 1st Marine Division began its invasion of Peleliu in September 1944, the operation in the South Pacific was to take but four days. In fact, capturing this small coral island in the Palaus with its strategic airstrip took two months and involved some of the bloodiest fighting of the Second World War in the Pacific. Rather than the easy conquest they were led to expect, the ...
Peleliu 1944: The Forgotten Corner Of Hell (Campaign)
Osprey's examination of one of the bloodiest conflicts between the United States and Japan during World War II (1939-1945). Equalling Tarawa, Iwo Jima and Okinawa in scale and ferocity, the battle for Peleliu has long been regarded as the Pacific War’s “forgotten battle”, and perhaps one that should never have been fought. A massive carrier-based attack some weeks before the invasion destroyed all aircraft and shipping in the area and ...
Peleliu: Tragic Triumph: The Untold Story of the Pacific War's Forgotten Battle
Bill D. Ross
Peleliu: Tragic Triumph: The Untold Story of the Pacific War's Forgotten Battle [Hardcover]
With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa
E. B. Sledge
“Eugene Sledge became more than a legend with his memoir, With The Old Breed . He became a chronicler, a historian, a storyteller who turns the extremes of the war in the Pacific—the terror, the camaraderie, the banal and the extraordinary—into terms we mortals can grasp.”—Tom Hanks NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In The Wall Street Journal , Victor Davis Hanson named With the Old Breed one of the top five books on epic ...
Battleground Pacific: A Marine Rifleman's Combat Odyssey in K/3/5
St. Martin's Press
A POWERFULLY WROUGHT MEMOIR BY A MEMBER OF WWII’S FABLED 1ST MARINE DIVISION Sterling Mace's unit was the legendary “K-3-5” (for Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Regiment of the 1st Marine Division) and his story takes readers through some of the most intense action of the Pacific War, from the seldom-seen perspective of a rifleman at the point of attack. Battleground Pacific is filled with indelible moments that begin with his ...
Brotherhood of Heroes: The Marines at Peleliu, 1944--The Bloodiest Battle of the Pacific War
Simon & Schuster
This Band of Brothers for the Pacific is the gut-wrenching and ultimately triumphant story of the Marines' most ferocious -- yet largely forgotten -- battle of World War II. Between September 15 and October 15, 1944, the First Marine Division suffered more than 6,500 casualties fighting on a hellish little coral island in the Pacific. Peleliu was the setting for one of the most savage struggles of modern times, a true killing ground that ...
The Devil's Anvil: The Assault on Peleliu
James H. Hallas
On September 15, 1944, General William Rupertus and the 16,000 Marines of the U.S. 1st Marine Division moved confidently toward Peleliu, an obscure speck of coral island 500 miles east of the Philippines. Though he knew a tough fight awaited him, Rupertus anticipated a quick two-day crush to victory, strengthening Gen. Douglas MacArthur's flank in his drive on the Philippines. Instead, as The Devil's Anvil reveals, American forces struggled ...
Dale A. Dye
Warriors Publishing Group
While searching for answers to World War II mysteries on the infamous island of Iwo Jima, retired Marine Gunner Shake Davis answers a call on his satellite phone. Not long after that he's back in the counter-terrorism game and immersed eyeball-deep in desperate attempts to prevent a unique and very deadly biological warfare attack. His efforts to help thwart what could be a devastating threat to populations around the globe takes him on a ...
ann owens gilliland
History of the battle of Pelliu in WWII .
Nautical & Aviation Pub Co of Amer
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A must read book, not only for those who fought in wars, but for all of us living in a time of global turmoil. This book can be a source of forgiveness and healing for all who have inherited the demons of war. On the eve of the Second World War, two unlikely people get married: Tom McQuade, a relentlessly driven medical student, and Virginia Russell, an exotic mind-reading magician. The McQuades move to Boston where Tom enters a prestigious ...
Helmet for My Pillow: From Parris Island to the Pacific
Here is one of the most riveting first-person accounts ever to come out of World War II. Robert Leckie enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in January 1942, shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. In Helmet for My Pillow we follow his odyssey, from basic training on Parris Island, South Carolina, all the way to the raging battles in the Pacific, where some of the war’s fiercest fighting took place. Recounting his service ...
With the Marines in the Pacific in World War II (What Every Human Should Know)
Nimble Books LLC, 2010
This is an essay inspired by E.B. Sledge's WITH THE OLD BREED AT PELELIU AND OKINAWA, one of the greatest war memoirs ever written. A snack-sized essay meant for fast, enjoyable reading on the Kindle, this is part of the "999 Words" and "What Every Human Should Know" series.
The Assault on Peleliu
The Battery Press
hardcover with dust jacket
To the Far Side of Hell: The Battle for Peleliu, 1944 (Alabama Fire Ant)
Fire Ant Books
A poignant account and analysis of the bloody battle in the Pacific. To the Far Side of Hell is the story of the World War II battle for the Pacific island of Peleliu in the autumn of 1944. Although this battle is far less well known--even among U.S. Marine Corps veterans--than Tarawa, Iwo Jima, or Okinawa, the savagery of the fighting, the courage and determination displayed, and the casualty rate suffered by the units of the 1st Marine ...
With the Old Breed, at Peleliu and Okinawa by E.B. Sledge | Summary & Study Guide
E.B. Sledge writes his personal memoir of marine infantry combat operations in the Pacific theater during World War II. The text commences with Sledge's induction into the marines, follows his training through boot camp and infantry school, and describes his pre-combat deployment to Pavuvu. Sledge then recalls his days in combat, assigned as an assistant gunner on a 60mm mortar, on Peleliu and Ngesebus, followed by a period of rest and ...
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