RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 495780678 LA English T1 Into the rising sun : World War II's Pacific veterans reveal the heart of combat A1 O'Donnell, Patrick K.,, PB Free Press PP New York YR 2010 SN 9781439192580 1439192588 AB With Into the Rising Sun, O'Donnell tells the story of the brutal Pacific War, based on hundreds of interviews spanning a decade. Over the course of the war, Marines, paratroopers, and rangers spearheaded D-Day-sized beach assaults, encountered cannibalism, suffered friendly-fire incidents, and endured torture as prisoners of war. As one soldier put it, "When somebody gets decorated, it's because a lot of other men died." By at last telling their stories, these men present a look at the war on the ground. Together with detailed maps of each battle, Into the Rising Sun offers a personal account of the war in the Pacific, and a ground-level view of some of history's most brutal combat.