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The Pacific

Author: Hugh Ambrose
Publisher: New York : New American Library, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this companion book to the HBO series on the war in the Pacific, historian Hugh Ambrose focuses on five American soldiers who each took an active role in the difficult and costly--in terms of lives--campaign to reach the Japanese mainland. Ambrose recounts key battles--Guadalcanal, Midway, Okinawa, and the lesser-known Peleliu--and he provides a soldier's eye view of the events, conveying the great valor and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Erlebnisbericht
Biography
History
Named Person: Marine corps-Biography United States
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh Ambrose
ISBN: 9780451230232 045123023X
OCLC Number: 426803539
Notes: "NAL caliber."
Companion book to the television miniseries.
Description: xviii, 489 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Act 1. "House of Cards" --
Act 2. "Even up and squared off" --
Act 3. "The pause that refreshes" --
Act 4. "Haze gray and underway" --
Act 5. Legacies.
Other Titles: Pacific (Television program)
Responsibility: Hugh Ambrose.
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In this companion book to the HBO series on the war in the Pacific, historian Hugh Ambrose focuses on five American soldiers who each took an active role in the difficult and costly--in terms of lives--campaign to reach the Japanese mainland. Ambrose recounts key battles--Guadalcanal, Midway, Okinawa, and the lesser-known Peleliu--and he provides a soldier's eye view of the events, conveying the great valor and sacrifices of those in uniform.

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