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In The Ghosts of Iwo Jima, Captain Robert S. Burrell reconsiders the costs of taking Iwo Jima and its role in the war efforts. His analysis also highlights the greater contribution of Iwo Jima's valiant dead: They inspired a reverence for the Marine Corps that proved critical to its institutional survival and its embodiment of American national spirit. From the 7th War Loan Campaign of 1945 through the flag-raising at Ground Zero in 2001, the immortal image of Iwo Jima has become a symbol of American patriotism itself.
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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
The Journal of America's Military Past

"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

Col. - Jon T. Hoffman
"[Burrell’s] analysis and conclusions will revolutionize current scholarship in this area and have a significant impact on a wide range of issues, including topics beyond Iwo Jima . . . This book should have a dramatic impact on scholarly and public views of the campaign and larger issues such as strategic planning and decision-making during the war."—Col. Jon T. Hoffman, USMCR, former deputy director of the Marine Corps History and Museum Division and author of Chesty: The Story of Lt. Gen Lewis B. Puller
The Journal of America's Military Past - Roger D. Cunningham

"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
Col. Jon T. Hoffman

“[Burrell’s] analysis and conclusions will revolutionize current scholarship in this area and have a significant impact on a wide range of issues, including topics beyond Iwo Jima . . . This book should have a dramatic impact on scholarly and public views of the campaign and larger issues such as strategic planning and decision-making during the war.”--Col. Jon T. Hoffman, USMCR, former deputy director of the Marine Corps History and Museum Division and author of Chesty: The Story of Lt. Gen Lewis B. Puller
Marine Corps Gazette
...thoughtful and carefully researched . . .
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". . . fascinating . . . exceptionally well-researched . . . The Ghosts of Iwo Jima is first and foremost a superb book providing fresh insight into a frequently studied battle. Yet it is much more. Burrell's description of the strategic intrigue, compromises, and deal-making associated with this operation is neither pretty nor appealing. However, at the end of the day, these decisions and their outcomes are reflective of the tough challenges faced by strategic leaders then as well as today. The book illuminates the human dimension of strategic leadership and exposes the challenges associated with performing in a strategic environment characterized by volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. While Burrell's research and presentation reveal unflattering aspects associated with the battle for Iwo Jima, it does not denigrate or diminish the personal courage, sacrifice, and valor demonstrated by so many who participated, and rightfully so.
Marine Corps Gazette

. . . 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.

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Meet the Author


Maj. ROBERT S. BURRELL of Wesley Chapel, Florida is a former instructor of naval history at the U.S. Naval Academy. His work on Iwo Jima has received awards from the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, the Society of Military History, and the Naval Historical Center. He is a combat vetern of two tours in Iraq with more than twenty years of service.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2007

    Why we really fought for Iwo Jima

    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.

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