Strong men armed: the United States Marines against Japan

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Written by Robert Leckie, whose wartime exploits will be featured this spring in the upcoming Tom Hanks/Steven Spielberg HBO miniseries The Pacific, Strong Men Armed has been a perennial bestselling classic account of the Pacific theater in World War II. As scout and machine-gunner for the First Marine Division, Leckie fought in all its engagements until his wounding at Peleliu. Here he uses firsthand experience and impeccable research to re-create the nightmarish battles of the Pacific campaign.

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Robert Leckie (1920-2001) was a decorated World War II marine, prominent journalist, and the author of more than forty books, including his bestselling wartime memoir, Helmet for My Pillow.

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"This is a carefully researched history of the Marines from Guadalcanal to Okinawa," said LJ's reviewer of this title, which incorporates information from both American and Japanese sources. Offering the points of view of enlisted men and officers alike for a balanced look at the battles, the text is bolstered with numerous photos and maps. For public and academic military collections.
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