One Square Mile of Hell: The Battle for Tarawa [NOOK Book]

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In the Tarawa atoll lies the tiny islet of Betio. In November of 1943, the men of the 2nd Marine Division watched as bombardments destroyed the island's Japanese defenses. But when the Marines landed, the Japanese poured out of their protective bunkers and began one of the most brutal encounters of the war.

Drawn from sources such as participants' letters and diaries and interviews with survivors, One Square Mile of Hell is the riveting true ...
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One Square Mile of Hell: The Battle for Tarawa

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Overview

In the Tarawa atoll lies the tiny islet of Betio. In November of 1943, the men of the 2nd Marine Division watched as bombardments destroyed the island's Japanese defenses. But when the Marines landed, the Japanese poured out of their protective bunkers and began one of the most brutal encounters of the war.

Drawn from sources such as participants' letters and diaries and interviews with survivors, One Square Mile of Hell is the riveting true account of a battle between two determined foes, neither of whom would ever look at each other in the same way again.


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What People Are Saying

Herman Wouk
Wukovits writes as though he had gone ashore with the Marines...a worthy memorial to the Marines who fought there.
Oliver L. North
This fast-paced chronicle of courage is a must read. (Lt. Col. Oliver L. North)
Jack Coughlin
best book I have ever read about the battle for Tarawa.(Gunnery Sgt. Jack Coughlin, U SMC (Ret.), author of Shooter: The Autobiography of the Top-Ranked Marine Sniper)
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Wukovits writes as though he had gone ashore with the Marines...a worthy memorial to the Marines who fought there. (Herman Wouk)

This fast-paced chronicle of courage is a must read. (Lt. Col. Oliver L. North)

The best book I have ever read about the battle for Tarawa.(Gunnery Sgt. Jack Coughlin, U SMC (Ret.), author of Shooter: The Autobiography of the Top-Ranked Marine Sniper)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440620133
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 8/7/2007
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 173,693
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

John Wukovits is a military expert and an authority on U.S. history in the Pacific Theater of World War II. He is the author of Pacific Alamo: The Battle for Wake Island, as well as several military biographies and many articles for such publications as WWII History, Naval History, World War II, The Journal of Military History, The Naval War College Review, and Air Power History.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2013

    excellant book is worth reading, you never hear much about the p

    excellant book is worth reading, you never hear much about the pacific, mst people talk the german end. When you read this you will see it was just as bad if not worse for these guys

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  • Posted April 11, 2013

    Amazing book, amazing battle. I had heard my father talk about i

    Amazing book, amazing battle. I had heard my father talk about it a little, Wukovits referenced him 4 times in the book, and I remember some of the other names there. Just wished I had read the book before he passed on to meet those old buddies........and how he talked about New Zealand! I could have asked about a few questions, the rougher memories were tucked way back. He did talk a lot more about Saipan/Tinian than Tarawa, where he actually was shot. Tarawa must have been just that much worse.

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