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Iwo Jima : World War II veterans remember the greatest battle of the Pacific

Author: Larry Smith
Publisher: New York ; London : W.W. Norton, 2009, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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On February 19, 1945, approximately 70,000 American marines invaded a tiny island in the Pacific. After thirty-five days and unspeakable struggle, Iwo Jima became one of the costliest battles of World War II. This oral history tells the story of this battle through the accounts of twenty-two veterans, including the last surviving flag-raiser on Mount Suribachi, a Navajo code talker, a retired general, and two Medal  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Oral histories
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, American
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Larry Smith
ISBN: 9780393334913 0393334910
OCLC Number: 286487363
Notes: Originally published: 2008.
Description: xxiv, 345 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Corporal Richard Nummer --
Seaman James Bush --
Corporal James "Salty" Hathaway --
Captain Fred Haynes --
Corporal Hershel Woodrow "Woody" Williams --
Corporal Glenn Buzzard --
Private First Class Pete Santoro --
Private First Class Domenick Tutalo --
Captain Gerald Russell --
Private First Class Samuel Tso --
Corporal Al Abbatiello --
Private First Class Charles Waterhouse --
Warrant Officer Norman Hatch --
Corporal Charles "Chuck" Lindberg --
Machinist's mate Third Class Perle "Dusty" Ward --
Pharmacist's Mate Third Class George Wahlen --
Sergeant Cyril O'Brien --
Sergeant Thomas Haywood McPhatter --
Lieutenant Robert Merklein --
Staff Sergeant Valentine Chepeleff --
Lieutenant Phil True --
The Japanese Commanders --
Lieutenant General Tadamichi Kuribayashi and Captain Tsunezo Wachi --
and the years afterward --
Patrick Mooney and the graves --
Colonel John W. Ripley, USMC (Ret.) --
Appendix: Military terminology.
Responsibility: edited by Larry Smith.

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"Larry Smith's interviews with the surviving American veterans and relatives of the Japanese defenders makes for fascinating reading and provides a sobering insight into the bitter Far East campaign. Read more...

 
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