Hell in the Pacific: A Marine Rifleman's Journey from Guadalcanal to Peleliu

Jim McEnery (Author) Bill Sloan (With)
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Description

A 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.

Product Details

Price
$17.00
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Publish Date
June 11, 2013
Pages
305
Dimensions
5.53 X 0.82 X 8.41 inches | 0.62 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781451659146
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About the Author

Jim McEnery served in the 1st Marine Division's famed K-3-5 rifle company in World War II and fought in three major campaigns against the Japanese. After the war, he moved to New Jersey and worked at Rutgers University until retirement. He passed away in September 2012.

Bill Sloan is a respected military historian and author of more than a dozen books, including Brotherhood of Heroes: The Ultimate Battle. He lives in Dallas, Texas.

Reviews

"A thoroughly satisfying account of war in the South Pacific packed with fireworks, tragedy and horseplay."

"--Kirkus"
"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"