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The ghosts of Iwo Jima

Author: Robert S Burrell
Publisher: College Station : Texas A & M University Press, ©2006.
Series: Texas A & M University military history series, 102.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Captain Robert S. Burrell masterfully reconsiders the costs of taking Iwo Jima and its role in the war effort. His thought-provoking analysis also highlights the greater contribution of Iwo Jima's valiant dead: They inspired a reverence for the Marine Corps that proved critical to its institutional survival and its embodiment of American national spirit.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Burrell, Robert S., 1970-
Ghosts of Iwo Jima.
College Station : Texas A & M University Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)607844278
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert S Burrell
ISBN: 1585444839 9781585444830 9781603445177 160344517X
OCLC Number: 61499920
Description: xvii, 262 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: The Untold Truth --
The Immortal Icon.
Series Title: Texas A & M University military history series, 102.
Responsibility: Robert S. Burrell.
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In February 1945, some 80,000 US Marines attacked the heavily defended fortress that the Japanese had constructed on the tiny Pacific island of Iwo Jima. The author reconsiders the costs of taking  Read more...

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