The Heart of Hell

The Untold Story of Courage and Sacrifice in the Shadow of Iwo Jima
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Product Number: DD23646
Released: Mar 01, 2016
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ISBN: #9781494517397
Narrator/s: Joe Barrett
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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The Battle of Iwo Jima, a major event in the Pacific Theater of World War II-and one of the bloodiest in United States history-began on February 19, 1945. But what happened two days earlier has largely been a footnote, until now... On February 17, Landing Craft Infantry 449 was among a dozen gunboats helping to prepare the area for their invasion two days later. U.S. military leaders thought that they had weakened Japanese forces in the area. However, from the towering slopes of Mount Suribachi, Japanese forces opened fire, forcing the U.S. commanders to recalculate battlefield plans. They shelled and bombed the newly discovered enemy positions. It was a move that saved countless lives two days later, when tens of thousands of Marines stormed the beach. The Heart of Hell is the untold story of the crew of Landing Craft Infantry 449. Based on 130 exclusive interviews with sailors who survived the battle, the families of the men killed in the fight, and more than 1,500 letters the sailors mailed to loved ones during their long months at sea, this is a story of duty, brotherhood, love, and courage.

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The Heart of Hell
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eAudio
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Author(s): Mitch Weiss
Narrator(s): Joe Barrett
Product Number Z100113872
Released: Mar 01, 2016
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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781494597399
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Author(s): Mitch Weiss
Product Number EB00612856
Released: Mar 01, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Dutton Caliber
ISBN: #9780698185333

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