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The Lions of Iwo Jima

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The Lions of Iwo Jima tells the full story of one of the greatest units fielded in the history of the U.S. Marines. Combat Team 28, 4500 men strong, trained for a full year, landed on the black sands of Iwo Jima on February 19, 1945, and raised the flag atop Mount Suribachi after four days of ferocious combat. Major General Fred Haynes USMC (Ret’d), then a young captain, ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published August 5th 2008 by Henry Holt and Co.
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Jeffrey Williams
Jul 03, 2014 Jeffrey Williams rated it really liked it
Overall, it isn't a bad read, especially for somebody who has no knowledge of the Battle of Iwo Jima and the role of the 28th Marine Regiment, 5th Marine Division. However, if you have a fundamental knowledge of what went on, this book is not mandatory. Most of the material, outside of Fred Haynes recollections, come from works that several others have already written down. There is some fresh material from previously unpublished sources (in addition to Haynes's recollection) that serves as the ...more
corey foster
Apr 05, 2014 corey foster rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Outstanding book!!!!

It was recommended to read by other Marine and what a great recommendation. Many books have been written about Iwo Hi ma but this one puts a lot of units responsibles in prospective.
Robert
Jun 19, 2016 Robert rated it it was ok
Semper Fidelis.

Mostly chronological and slightly unorganized. Heavy use of after action reports and medal citations make for a stilted read. However, perserverance will reward you with observations from US and Japanese soldiers incorporating personal, tactical and strategic perspectives.
Joel Harvey
The Lions of Iwo Jima by Fred Haynes and James A Warren is about combat team 28 as they landed on the beach of Iwo Jima and fought to the end of the battle. This was a decent book that told a lot of good details and facts about combat team 28 and the battle of Iwo Jima but it got boring at times. I really liked the way the book was told through American and also through Japanese vetrans perspective. I would Recommend this book if you want a good factual book about the battle of Iwo Jima.
David
Oct 23, 2010 David rated it liked it
Straight account of the experiences of the three assault battalions of Combat Team 28 as they landed on Iwo Jima and fought to the very end of the battle while sustaining a casualty rate of 70%. Highly detailed examination of the battle through the eyes of over 100 American and Japanese survivors.
Steve
Apr 01, 2010 Steve rated it really liked it
So, I don't normally like to read nonfiction war books, but I needed something from the Commandant's Reading List to put on my FitRep. I thought it was really good, maybe a little redundant and a bit anticlimactic.
Jim
Feb 17, 2015 Jim rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history, nonfiction, war
An interesting account of the battle and men, with plenty of first-hand accounts.
Amy
Nov 02, 2013 Amy rated it it was amazing
So awesome to hear a first hand account from someone who was actually there!!!
Michael
Oct 05, 2015 Michael rated it it was ok
Tad dry
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