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Iwo Jima: The Dramatic Account of the Epic Battle That Turned the Tide of World War II

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From the author of the bestselling Abandon Ship! comes aclassic work of World War II history.

Richard F. Newcomb is one of the true masters of military storytelling. In researching Iwo Jima he interviewed hundreds of Iwo veterans, both American and Japanese; read the diaries and letters of fighting men; and combed through masses of official navy and marine records to write
Paperback, 338 pages
Published May 1st 2002 by Holt Paperbacks (first published 1965)
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Mark Mortensen
Mar 21, 2012 Mark Mortensen rated it really liked it
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The WWII battle for the small island of Iwo Jima, roughly 700 miles south of Tokyo, was full of determination, sacrifice and obligation. When D-Day (2/19/45) approached, young jovial Marines aboard ships transitioned their thoughts reflecting upon family, religion and preparation for their looming departure. Soon the lives of even the skilled combat veterans would never be the same. In true form the Marines hit the beach and never looked back until victory was accomplished. It was ugly and grues ...more
Bill V
Sep 20, 2016 Bill V rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a good book on the Battle of Iwo Jima. I would have liked a bit more detail. There is also a lack of photos. On the other hand, the maps and illustrations are quite good. Bear in mind this is the first book I've read on the battle.
Apr 01, 2013 George rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"...Iwo was different, and the difference was recognized. It had no jungles, no coral reefs, no mountains; it was nothing but a stone fortress set far out in the sea. To an astute Marine eye, it was apparent at once that the battle would mean frontal assault. ... It was hoped the job could be done in two weeks. It took nearly five." (page 32)

"The carnage of D-Day was terrible, and of a special kind. It was impossible to see the enemy, and his weapons could not be found. ... automatic weapons fir
Oct 29, 2010 Melanie rated it really liked it
Que relato incrível! Este livro definitivamente não foi tão parcial quanto eu imaginava, e me surpreendeu em sua profundidade e nas histórias muito pessoais dos bravos soldados, de ambos os lados, cujas vidas foram desperdiçadas no combate. Me abalaram os relatos dos ataques às cidades do Japão, e os números estrondosos de civis mortos e desabrigados.

Numa guerra, todos perdem, mas a coragem e honra de alguns destes jovens são memoráveis e admiráveis.
Fredrick Danysh
Oct 13, 2015 Fredrick Danysh rated it really liked it
The battle to take Iwo Jima was supposed to take just a few days., yet turned out to be one of the deadliest battles in the Pacific theater. The final flag raising is one of the most famous photographs of World War II and is depicted by a statue adjacent to Arlington National Cemetery. Valor knew no boundaries.
Paula Wilkinson
Jul 23, 2012 Paula Wilkinson rated it really liked it
I often think of this book when I encounter difficulties. Our troops were plunged into an impossible situation. With immense determination, intellect, and commitment to their country, our troops amazingly defeated the Japanese. They accomplished the impossible. My Granddad was a medic there, so the book has special meaning to me.
May 27, 2016 Shane rated it it was amazing
I'd known that the battle for Iwo Jima had been a bloody affair, but this book really opened my eyes to just how horrific it must have been. It's scarcely imaginable how it must have been for the soldiers fighting across that little island. The book was well written and very readable.
Keith Slade
Jul 22, 2015 Keith Slade rated it really liked it
Great history book on the Iwo Jima invasion and conquest. Bloodiest campaign ever. The Japanese were really dug in. I don't know how the author got so many accounts from the Japanese side! This book really makes you appreciate the Marines.
Rod Pyle
One of the seminal works on this piece of history. Dated in its telling and obsessive with detail. still a classic reference.
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