The Pacific: The Official Companion Book to the HBO Miniseries

By: Ambrose, Hugh

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Seventh printing. A nice copy. 2010 Hard Cover. xviii, 489 pp. Between America's retreat from China in late November 1941 and the moment General MacArthur's airplane touched down on the Japanese mainland in August of 1945, five men connected by happenstance fought the key battles of the war against Japan. From the debacle in Bataan, to the miracle at Midway and the relentless vortex of Guadalcanal, their solemn oaths to their country later led one to the Great Marianas Turkey Shoot and the others to the coral strongholds of Peleliu, the black terraces of Iwo Jima and the killing fields of Okinawa, until at last the survivors enjoyed a triumphant, yet uneasy, return home. In The Pacific, Hugh Ambrose focuses on the real-life stories of the five men who put their lives on the line for our country. To deepen the story revealed in the miniseries and go beyond it, the book dares to chart a great ocean of enmity known as The Pacific and the brave men who fought. Some considered war a profession, others enlisted as citizen soldiers. Each man served in a different part of the war, but their respective duties required every ounce of their courage and their strength to defeat an enemy who preferred suicide to surrender. The medals for valor which were pinned on three of them came at a shocking price-a price paid in full by all.

Title: The Pacific: The Official Companion Book to the HBO Miniseries

Author: Ambrose, Hugh

Categories: World War II,

Edition: 7th Printing

Publisher: NAL Caliber: 2010

ISBN Number: 045123023X

ISBN Number 13: 9780451230232

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 2265357

Keywords: PACIFIC THEATER SECOND WORLD WAR TWO WWII WW2 MILITARY HISTORY JAPAN BIOGRAPHY,