Voices of the Pacific
Untold Stories From the Marine Heroes of World War IIBook - 2013
Chronicling the United States Marine Corps' actions in the Pacific Theater of Operations, Voices of the Pacific presents the true stories of heroism and honor as told by such World War II veterans as Sid Phillips, R.V. Burgin, and Chuck Tatum - whose exploits were featured in the HBO® mini-series, The Pacific - and their Marine buddies from the legendary 1st Marine Division.
Following fifteen Marines from the Pearl Harbor attack and intense boot camp training through battles with the Japanese on Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester, Peleliu, and Okinawa, to their return home after V-J Day, Adam Makos and Marcus Brotherton have compiled an oral history of the Pacific War in the words of the men who fought on the front lines. With unflinching honesty, these Marines reveal harrowing accounts of combat with an implacable enemy, the friendships and camaraderie they found - and lost - and the aftermath of the war's impact on their lives.
With unprecedented access to the veterans, never-before-seen photographs, and unpublished memoirs, Makos and Brotherton have forged Voices of the Pacific into an incredible historic record of American bravery and sacrifice.
'Like a Higgins landing craft, Voices of the Pacific rumbles to our literary shores without pretense to deliver first-person accounts of war with the same gut-level realism as the opening scene in Saving Private Ryan .' Bob Welch, author or Resolve
'An impressive array of personal stories from the nightmarish fights on islands such as Guadalcanal, Peleliu, and two Jima, all delivered in a simple, poignant narrative that readers will adore.' Ian Gardner, author of Tonight We Die as Men