The Twilight Warriors

The Deadliest Naval Battle of World War II and the Men Who Fought It
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Product Number: DC322
Released: Nov 08, 2011
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ISBN: #9781400117949
Narrator/s: John Pruden
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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April 1945. The end of World War II finally appears to be nearing. The Nazis are collapsing in Europe, and the Americans are vastly overpowering the Japanese in the Pacific. For a group of pilots in their early twenties who were trained during the twilight of the war, the biggest concern is that they'll never actually see real action and will go home without having a chance to face the enemy. They call themselves Tail-End Charlies. They fly at the tail end of formations, stand at the tail end of chow lines, and now they are prepared for battle at the tail end of the war. Little do they know that they will be key players in the most difficult and bloodiest of naval battles-not only of World War II but in all of American history: the campaign to take the Japanese island of Okinawa to serve as a basis for an eventual invasion of Japan. Derived from interviews with and newly discovered memoirs, journals, and correspondence of Okinawa veterans from both the American and Japanese sides, The Twilight Warriors provides a thrilling you-are-there narrative. Like the HBO series The Pacific, this book combines thrilling action with human stories of courage and sacrifice and triumph. It's Band of Brothers at sea and in the sky.

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Author(s): Robert Gandt
Genre: History

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Author(s): Robert Gandt
Narrator(s): John Pruden
Genre: History
Product Number Z100088223
Released: Feb 02, 2015
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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400197941
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Author(s): Robert Gandt
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