Island Infernos: The US Army's Pacific War Odyssey, 1944 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
From the author of Fire and Fortitude, the continuation of the US Army's epic crusade in the Pacific War, from the battle of Saipan to the occupation of Japan.
John C. McManus' award-winning Fire and Fortitude enthralled audiences with an unforgettable and authoritative account of the US Army's evolution during the Pacific War, from the devastation of Pearl Harbor to the bloody battle for Makin Island in 1943. Now, in this second and final volume, he follows the Army as they land on Saipan, Guam, and Okinawa, climaxing with the American return to the Philippines, one of the largest, most complex operations in American history and one that would eventually account for one-third of all American casualties in the Pacific-Asia theater.
Brilliantly researched and written, the narrative moves seamlessly from the highest generals to the lowest foot soldiers and in between, capturing the true essence of this horrible conflict. It is a masterful history by one of our finest historians of World War II.
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|Listening Length||25 hours and 12 minutes|
|Author||John C. McManus|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com Release Date||November 09, 2021|
|Best Sellers Rank||
#28,153 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals)
#36 in World War II Biographies
#187 in World War II History (Audible Books & Originals)
#389 in WWII Biographies
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The author hits his marks equally well at the level of the private soldier fighting in a jungle hell and at the level of general officers engaging in the traditional blood sport of promotion politics. This volume is particularly noteworthy for its account of the vicious jungle fighting in New Guinea, including the amphibious strategy that bypassed Japanese strongholds and brought U.S. forces closer to the Philippines. The book includes a small selection of photographs and maps. Very highly recommended to students of the conflict.