Battle for Iwo Jima
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Battle for Iwo Jima (Landmark Books #118)

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A day-by-day account of the United States Marine Corps battle on the black sands and in the green jungles of the Pacific island which brought the Second World War to Japan.
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Published November 1st 1967 by Random House Trade (first published 1967)
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Really fascinating look at the Battle of Iwo Jima. I learned so much about the sacrifice of the men that fought for Iwo Jima. I have seen the John Wayne movie but I always thought the battle ended with the capture of Mt. Surabachi a few days after the invasion started. I also never realized the number of people that were honored for heroism (many posthumously) in this fight. I really came away from this book with a great feeling of gratitude for the people who have defended our country and freed...more
A short, factual account of the battle to take Iwo Jima in WW2.

Useful as a systematic guide to the battle and its major phases. Also contains a list of all Medal of Honor winners. Very few personal accounts overall.

Not as enjoyable as Flags of Our Fathers.

I would also refer you to the book Indestructible: The Unforgettable Story of a Marine Hero at the Battle of Iwo Jima, the story of the youngest Medal of Honor winner.
"Among the Americans serving on Iwo island, uncommon valor was a common virtue."
So much sacrifice.
Kat Davis
Obviously written from an American perspective but refreshingly objective in the most part. I enjoyed this account. While it is factual it does not detract from the individual heroisms displayed throughout the battle. Nor does it paint a negative picture of the Japanese but rather highlights their honour code and willingness to fight to the last man.

This was easy to read and informative. It was thought provoking and inspiring. A must read for those interested in the Pacific theatre in WWII.
May 25, 2012 Emmett marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
This book was just okay. The information it contained seemed too much like it came directly from military award documentation. I know that getting first hand accounts was next to impossible but sure would have liked reading those instead of lifeless words.
Fredrick Danysh
Iwo Jima was one of the bloodiest and most famous battles of World War II in the Pacific. The flag raising by the Marines on Mount Suribachi came to symbolize courage and valor.
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Leckie was born on December 18, 1920, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He grew up in Rutherford, New Jersey. He began his career as a writer in high school, as a sports writer for ''The Bergen Evening Record'' in Hackensack, New Jersey.

On January 18, 1942, Leckie enlisted in the United States Marine Corps.He served in combat in the Pacific theater, as a scout and a machine gunner in H Company, 2nd B...more
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