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Hell in the Pacific  free pdf In what may be the last memoir to be published by a living veteran of the pivotal invasion of Guadalcanal, which occurred almost seventy years ago, Marine Jim McEnery has teamed up with author Bill Sloan to create an unforgettably immersive chronicle of horror and heroism.Made famous by the HBO miniseries The Pacific, McEnery's rifle company-the legendary K/3/5 of the First Marine Division-fought in some of the most ferocious battles of the Pacific. In arresting detail, the author takes us back to Guadalcanal, where the Americans turned the tide of war against the Japanese- Cape Gloucester, where 1,300 Marines were killed or wounded- and to bloody Peleliu, where McEnery assumed command of the company and helped speed the final defeat of the Japanese garrison. From his evocative recollections of hand-to-hand fighting and the loss of buddies in hellish fighting to his frank portraits of legends like Colonel Lewis "Chesty" Puller and General Douglas MacArthur, McEnery's gritty narrative is as valuable for its insights on a war increasingly lost to memory as it is terrifying and engrossing-a master work that no one interested in military history can afford to pass up.

About Jim McEnery

Jim McEnery, born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, enlisted in the Marines in 1940 and fought in three major campaigns in the Pacific. Bill Sloan is an award-winning freelance journalist and the author of more than a dozen books, including "The Ultimate Battle" and "Brotherhood of Heroes." Winner of the prestigious Audie Award for his recording of "Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic" by Gordon S. Wood, veteran actor Robert Fass is a multiple Audie Award nominee with over eighty audiobooks to his credit. He has also earned multiple "AudioFile" Earphones Awards, including for his narration of Francisco Goldman's novel "Say Her Name."

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Author : Jim McEnery
Publisher : Tantor Media, Inc
Data Published : 05 June 2012
ISBN : 1452657750
EAN : 9781452657752
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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