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Military History of the West
". . . a gem of a book. It is sure to provoke lively debate. . . "--Military History of the West
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"The Ghosts of Iwo Jima is a well-researched and well-writen book that contributes greatly to our understanding of the 'Good War.' The book is highly recommended."--Roger D. Cunningham, The Journal of America's Military Past
— Roger D. Cunningham
. . . this is the first book they should pick up if they want to seriously understand both the realities and the power of one of our most sacred icons.
Posted January 20, 2007
I was surprised by the contrarian view of why we sacrificed so much for one smelly island. All the past history books told me that the island saved many B-29 bomber lives on the flight to/from Japan. The author offers a completely different perspective and discounts that historical version. The existence of the Marine Corps after WWII was continued because of the sacrifice which made the difference in post-WWI politics.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.