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The Battle for Iwo Jima 1945

3.5  ·  Rating Details ·  16 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Iwo Jima was the United States Marine Corps’ toughest-ever battle and a turning point in the Pacific War. In February 1945, three Marine Divisions stormed the island’s shores in what was supposed to be a ten-day battle, but they had reckoned without General Tadamichi Kuribayashi, the enemy commander. "Do not plan for my return," wrote Kuribayashi in one of his many letters ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published February 1st 2007 by Sutton Publishing (first published 1999)
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4ZZZ
Jul 01, 2016 4ZZZ rated it it was ok
Shelves: history, world-war-2, asia
Frustratingly poor. There is nothing wrong with oral history being used to give a history on a specific battle etc. This is a book on a "specific" battle and with that an author has to make sure that he has backed his narrative and quotes with a source. Why not at least tell the reader via footnotes as to the source of the comment. A two page Acknowledgments and one page bibliography is just not good enough considering the many comments that where used to justify the narrative.

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Frank
Aug 18, 2012 Frank rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good info. More medal of honor's given out for Iwo Jima than any other battle-27!
C
Dec 08, 2012 C rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very detailed with a good sense of time.
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