The Lions of Iwo Jima

The Story of Combat Team 28 and the Bloodiest Battle in Marine Corps History
Product Number: EB00094833
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781429937924
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
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"In 1945 my father, John Bradley, and other members of Combat Team 28 raised a flag on Iwo Jima. Now with The Lions of Iwo Jima, [Haynes] helps America understand how it was done."-James Bradley, author of Flags of Our Fathers and Flyboys Combat Team 28, one of the greatest units fielded in the history of the U.S. Marines, landed on the black sands of Iwo Jima on February 19, 1945. The unit, 4,500 men strong, plunged immediately into ferocious combat, and by the time the battled ended, 70 percent of the men in the team's three assault battalions were killed or seriously wounded. The stories told here, many for the first time, will seem too cruel, too heartbreaking to be believed. As one veteran remarked, "Each day we learned a new way to die." Major General Fred Haynes, then a young captain, is the last surviving office in CT 28 who was intimately involved in planning and coordinating all phases of the team's fight on Iwo Jima. In this astonishing narrative, Haynes and James A. Warren recapture in riveting detail what the Marines experienced, drawing on a wealth of previously untapped documents, personal narratives, letters, and interviews with survivors to offer fresh interpretations of the fight for Suribachi, the iconic flag-raising photograph, and the nature of the campaign as a whole.

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Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Aug 05, 2008

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Narrator(s): Michael Prichard
Genre: History
Product Number DB358
Released: Jun 07, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400107384
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Narrator(s): Michael Prichard
Genre: History
Product Number Z10004715
Released: Aug 19, 2008
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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400127382

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