Their Backs against the Sea: The Battle of Saipan and the Largest Banzai Attack of World War II

Their Backs against the Sea: The Battle of Saipan and the Largest Banzai Attack of World War II

by Bill Sloan

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780306824715
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication date: 06/27/2017
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 206,707
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.90(d)

About the Author

Bill Sloan is a renowned military historian and the author of more than a dozen books. His narratives of World War II's Pacific War have been praised by readers, reviewers, and veterans alike for their accuracy and their vivid writing. A former investigative reporter and feature writer, Sloan lives in Dallas, Texas.

Table of Contents

Prologue 1

1 Islands of Mystery 5

2 The Infernal Beach 13

3 The Eternal Beach 47

4 Enter the 27th Division 81

5 The Marianas Turkey Shoot 107

6 Smith vs. Smith 117

7 "Something's Coming!" 141

8 To Die with Honor 153

9 The Aftermath 185

10 Tinian's Rolling Plains 207

11 Coming Home 223

12 Tinian and the B-29 235

13 Dismay in Japan 243

Epilogue 255

Acknowledgments 263

Sources 265

Index 269

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