Dispatches from the Pacific

The World War II Reporting of Robert L. Sherrod
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (8.55 hours)
Product Number: Z100106690
Released: Aug 08, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781538425763
Narrator/s: Joe Barrett
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In the fall of 1943, armed with only his notebooks and pencils, Time and Life correspondent Robert L. Sherrod leapt from the safety of a landing craft and waded through neck-deep water and a hail of bullets to reach the shores of the Tarawa atoll with the US Marine Corps.Living shoulder to shoulder with the marines, Sherrod chronicled combat and the marines' day-to-day struggles as they leapfrogged across the Central Pacific, battling the Japanese on Tarawa, Saipan, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa. While the marines courageously and doggedly confronted an enemy that at times seemed invincible, those left behind on the American home front desperately scanned Sherrod's columns for news of their loved ones.After Sherrod's death in 1994, the Washington Post heralded his reporting as "some of the most vivid accounts of men at war ever produced by an American journalist." Now, for the first time, Ray E. Boomhower tells Sherrod's story in this intimate account of the Pacific front war efforts.

Author(s): Ray E. Boomhower
Original Publish Date: Aug 08, 2017

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Author(s): Ray E. Boomhower
Narrator(s): Joe Barrett
Product Number DD32174
Released: Oct 01, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781538425725

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