Hell in the Pacific: A Marine Rifleman's Journey from Guadalcanal to Peleliu
DescriptionA no-holds-barred, brutally frank memoir about one Marine's life on the front lines--and the sacrifices, suffering, and raw courage of the men in foxholes, locked in mortal combat with an enemy sworn to fight to the death. A MARINE RIFLEMAN'S VIVID, BRUTALLY CANDID MEMOIR OF LIFE AND DEATH ON THEFRONT LINES OF WORLD WAR II IN THE PACIFIC Jim McEnery's rifle company--made famous by the HBO miniseries The Pacific--fought in some of the most ferocious battles of World War II. This unforgettable portrait of men at war is a chronicle of the sacrifices, suffering, and raw courage of those in the foxholes, locked in mortal combat with an implacable enemy.
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About the Author
"Sloan is a master of that narrative genre at least as old as the "Iliad", the combat narrative."
"--Bill Marvel, Dallas Morning News"
"Battle reportage at its finest."-- Joseph E. Persico, author of "Eleventh Month, Eleventh Day, Eleventh Hour: Armistice Day 1918"
"One of [World War II's] eminent historians and storytellers."--John D. Lukacs, author of "Escape from Daveo"