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From the PublisherWorld War II
“Recreates, in horrific detail, life and death on the Pacific hellhole.”
“Filled with combat photos and drawing on the Marine Corps History Division’s vast oral history collection, Dick Camp provides an in-depth account of what happened at Peleliu…a detailed and moving narrative.”
"Hastily planned by the Marines – poorly supported by the Navy - savaged by horrific losss - yet the Marine infantrymen carried the day. Last Man Standing brings you their story!"
—Andrew Lubin, author of Charlie Battery; A Marine Artillery Battery in Iraq
"The book overall is very easy to read, with plenty of personal accounts adding the human element to what could have been a book full of dry tactics and numbers. It is very well illustrated with black-and-white period photos, as well as illustrations to help the reader better understand the text . . . If you enjoy this period of history, this book deserves a space on your library shelf." - IPMS
“Working closely with two of the regiment’s battalion commanders and drawing upon additional interviews, extensive oral histories, and a treasure trove of photographs from the USMC History Division, retired Marine Corps colonel and military historian Dick Camp recreates the ferocious tempo of the battle as it was experienced by the men and their officers…Camp’s work is a richly detailed, deeply moving story of desperate combat and of valor among comrades joined against impossible odds.”