By James Brady
From New York Times bestselling writer James Brady-the tale of Marine legend John Basilone, one in every of 3 major characters in HBO's The Pacific
Gunnery Sergeant John Basilone used to be a Marine legend who bought the Medal of Honor for containing off 3,000 jap on Guadalcanal and the military go posthumously for his bravery on Iwo Jima. this is often the tale of ways a tender guy from Raritan, New Jersey, turned one in every of America's largest international battle II heroes.* Profiles considered one of 3 major characters in HBO's The Pacific, the profitable sequel to the preferred mini-series Band of Brothers* "A conscientiously suggested, swiftly written e-book . . . which could move far towards correcting . . . ancient oversight." –The la Times* types throughout the differing debts of Basilone's lifestyles and exploits, together with what he did on Iwo Jima and the way he died* the ultimate ebook by means of James Brady, the Korean conflict veteran and recognized columnist and writer of books that come with Why Marines struggle and an autobiography, The Coldest struggle, a Pulitzer Prize finalist
An significant tale masterfully instructed, Hero of the Pacific will entice somebody with an curiosity in international warfare II and armed forces heritage in addition to enthusiasts of HBO's The Pacific.
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