About this Item
Quantity Available: 1
Title: Tarawa: A Hell of a Way to Die 20-23 ...
Publisher: The Crowood Press, Ltd., United Kingdom
Publication Date: 2002
Book Condition: Very Good
Signed: Inscribed By Author
About this title
Tarawa Atoll in the Central Pacific was the November, 1943 testing ground for America's ability to take heavily defended Japanese-held islands. The trial lasted three and a half days and would cost more than 3,000 USMC casualties at the hands of a Japanese garrison of some 4,700 men -- of whom just 17 would allow themselves to be taken alive. This compelling account of one of the most savage battles of World War II draws upon the vivid memories of Marine veterans of those 76 terrible hours of close-quarter fighting. It is supported by striking photographs, by the poignant drawings of a war artist who landed with the Marines, and by detailed maps and appendices.About the Author:
Derrick Wright's interest in World War II was stimulated by the many Luftwaffe bombing raids on his native Teesside. He is the author of Pacific Victory, Tarawa: A Hell of a Way to Die and Peleliu: To the Far Side of Hell. Married, with four daughters, he lives on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
If not fully satisfied with our description, books are returnable within 10 days
of receipt for full refund. We directly accept checks, money orders. credit cards
Through ABE, Purchase Orders from Libraries and Universities. PayPal.com (now
international) payable to email@example.com. PLEASE VERIFY AVAILABILITY
before using PayPal. For the courtesy of our other customers, please verify your
order after we send email response with availability. Thank you.
Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.
accepted by seller