Voices of the Pacific: Untold Stories from the Marine Heroes of World War II
Title: Voices of the Pacific: Untold Stories from the Marine Heroes of World War II
Author: Adam Makos,Marcus Brotherton
HISTORY MILITARY WW2 MAK
Based on interviews with veterans and unpublished memoirs, tells the true stories of twenty marines during World War II, from the attacks on Pearl Harbor through Guadalcanal, Okinawa, and their return home after V-J Day.
The book presents accounts of heroism and honor as told by World War II veterans Sid Phillips, R.V. Burgin, and Chuck Tatumwhose exploits were featured in the HBO mini-series The Pacificand their Marine buddies from the legendary 1st Marine Division.
These Marines trace the action 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. With unflinching honesty, these men reveal harrowing accounts of combat with an implacable enemy, the friendships and camaraderie they foundand lostand 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With unprecedented access to the veterans, never-before-seen photographs, and unpublished memoirs, Makos and Brotherton have forged Voices of the Pacific into an incredible historic record of American bravery and sacrifice.