Strong Men Armed

The United States Marines Against Japan
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Author(s): Robert Leckie
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Aug 17, 2010
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (17.23 hours)
Product Number: Z100088260
Released: Feb 02, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781400198764
Narrator/s: Johnny Heller
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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Description

Written by Robert Leckie, whose wartime exploits are featured in the Tom Hanks/Steven Spielberg HBO miniseries The Pacific, Strong Men Armed is the perennial bestselling classic account of the U.S. Marines' relentless drive through the Pacific during World War II. As scout and machine-gunner for the First Marine Division, Leckie fought in all its engagements until his wounding at Peleliu. In Strong Men Armed, Leckie uses firsthand experience and impeccable research to re-create the nightmarish battles of the Pacific campaign-from Guadalcanal to Okinawa-as ships, men, and guns moved over vast distances to fight an enemy that was willing to defend to its last man. Here is the whole sweeping epic of the Marines who battled-and won-on the bloody beaches at Guadalcanal, the unforgiving reefs at Tarawa, the rain-soaked mud of New Britain, the dark gray soil and deadly caves of Mount Suribachi, and the muddy slopes of Shuri Castle on Okinawa. It is a masterful narrative by a writer the New York Times praised as possessing the "rare gift of capturing all that is human in the most inhuman of man's activities."

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