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

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

by Bill Sloan

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Their Backs against the Sea: The Battle of Saipan and the Greatest Banzai Attack of World War II by Bill Sloan

The battle of Saipan lasted twenty-five hellish days in the summer of 1944, and the stakes couldn’t have been higher. If Japan lost possession of the island, all hope for victory would be lost. For the Americans, the island was the only obstacle between them and the Japanese mainland. The outcome of the war in the Pacific was in the balance.Their Backs against the Sea fuses fresh interviews, oral histories, and unpublished accounts into a fast-paced narrative of the Battle of Saipan. Combining grunt’s-view grit with big-picture panorama (and one of the ugliest inter-service controversies of the war), this is the definitive dramatic story of one of the war’s toughest and most overlooked battles— and an inspiring chronicle of some of the greatest acts of valor in American military history.

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ISBN-13: 9781478950202
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
Publication date: 06/27/2017
Edition description: Unabridged
Sales rank: 1,248,363
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Bill Sloan is an award-winning freelance journalist and the author of more than a dozen books, the most recent being Brotherhood of Heroes: The Marines at Peleliu, 1944—The Bloodiest Battle of the Pacific War and Given Up for Dead: America’s Heroic Stand at Wake Island. During his ten years as an investigative reporter and feature writer for the Dallas Times Herald, he covered many of the major events and personalities of the second half of the twentieth century and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. He lives in Dallas, Texas.

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