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Voices of the Pacific: Untold Stories from the Marine Heroes of World War II Paperback – January 7, 2014
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“True—and terrifying—stories of combat.”—Dale Dye, military advisor for Band of Brothers and The Pacific
“First-person accounts of war with the same gut-level realism as the opening scene in Saving Private Ryan.”—Bob Welch, author of Resolve
“Imagine a last conversation with your father or grandfather who fought in WWII, only this time he tells you the stories he always held back. That’s Voices of the Pacific.”—Larry Alexander, New York Times bestselling author of Biggest Brother
“An impressive array of personal stories from the nightmarish fights on islands such as Guadalcanal, Peleliu, and Iwo Jima, all delivered in a simple, poignant narrative that readers will adore.”—Ian Gardner, author of Tonight We Die as Men
“Reading Voices of the Pacific is like listening in on a conversation between war buddies at a reunion—honest, unsanitized, and deeply humbling.”—Justin Taylan, historian, founder of Pacific Wrecks
About the Author
Marcus Brotherton is a journalist and professional writer known internationally for his literary collaborations with high-profile public figures, humanitarians, inspirational leaders, and military personnel. He has authored or coauthored more than twenty-five books including We Who Are Alive and Remain, A Company of Heroes, and Shifty's War, and is a coauthor of Call of Duty with Lt. Buck Compton.
- Publisher : Dutton Caliber; Reprint edition (January 7, 2014)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 432 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0425257835
- ISBN-13 : 978-0425257838
- Item Weight : 1.01 pounds
- Dimensions : 6.02 x 0.89 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #118,163 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Adam Makos is on his way as a history writer of much importance. It goes without saying that this work is a must read for all the history people. If you read this review, and are a lover of history, you must put this volume on either the BUY or your WISH LIST for future reading. You DO NOT want to miss this extraordinary volume. You also do not want to miss the Band of Brothers books authored by Marcus Brotherton. Two outstanding authors together. What a great job gentlemen.
I’m not complaining. In fact, by turning the spotlight on the vets the action is faster. I just read the Battle of the Tenaru River part where 4 of the Marines put you in the foxholes with them (Sid Phillips, Jim Young, Roy Gerlach, and Arthur Pendleton). Literally you’re there as the Japanese are splashing across the river toward them waving swords and flashing bayonets.
One vet tells a spurt of a story then the next chimes in. Then another guy piles onto the other guy’s story and before you know it the stories are building in intensity. I found my heart pounding. When you see war only through the veterans’ eyes it’s a scary thing.
I’ll add to my review later but wanted to warn people that this is a very different kind of WWII story. It’s no A Higher Call, but very unique in style and like a good WWII book should be, it’s all about the men who were there.