Iwo Jima: The Dramatic Account of the Epic Battle That Turned the Tide of World War II by Richard F. Newcomb, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Iwo Jima: The Dramatic Account of the Epic Battle That Turned the Tide of World War II

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

by Richard F. Newcomb
     
 

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

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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 the full story of one of the most famous battles in U.S. history. With exceptional depth, intelligence, and emotional power, Newcomb recounts the events of February 19, 1945, in which common men were thrust into impossible circumstances, demonstrating valor and even humor amid the horror and chaos of war.

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From the Publisher

“A dramatic and honest accounting, worthy of the men who earned Admiral Nimitz's accolade of the batttle where 'Uncommon valor was a common virtue.'” —Henry I. Shaw, Jr., Washington Post

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805070712
Publisher:
Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
1,104,634
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.95(d)

Meet the Author

Richard F. Newcomb, one of the pioneers of narrative nonfiction, is also the author of the bestselling Abandon Ship! He lives in Florida.

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