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Iwo / Richard Wheeler.

By: Wheeler, Richard, 1922-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Lippincott & Crowell, c1980Edition: 1st ed.Description: ix, 243 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0690018789; 9780690018783.Subject(s): Iwo Jima, Battle of, Japan, 1945Additional physical formats: Online version:: Iwo.DDC classification: 940.54/2528 | 940.54/26 LOC classification: D767.99.I9 | W52
Contents:
Birth of a fortress -- Spirit of bushido -- Against a rising fury -- Landing force -- Toward the objective -- Assault begins -- Violent afternoon -- First night -- Carnage on two fronts -- To the base of Suribachi -- Flag raising -- Pressing the main attack -- Heartless iron -- Battles in the darkness -- On to the bitter end --
Summary: An account of the World War II Battle of Iwo Jima, told from the perspective of both the American Marines who invaded the island and the Japanese defensive force.
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D767.98 .H33 1987 Guadalcanal : D767.98 .H4 Into the valley; D767.98 .T7 Guadalcanal diary, D767.99.I9 W52 Iwo / D767.99.O45 B4 1970 Typhoon of steel: D767.99.O45 U52 Okinawa: D767 .D9 The amphibians came to conquer;

Bibliography: p. 237-238.

Includes index.

An account of the World War II Battle of Iwo Jima, told from the perspective of both the American Marines who invaded the island and the Japanese defensive force.

List of illustrations -- Preface -- Prologue -- Birth of a fortress -- The Spirit of bushido -- Against a rising fury -- The Landing force -- Toward the objective -- The Assault begins -- A Violent afternoon -- The First night -- Carnage on two fronts -- To the base of Suribachi -- The Flag raising -- Pressing the main attack -- Heartless iron -- Battles in the darkness -- On to the bitter end -- Epilogue -- Bibliography -- Index.

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Two more budget histories from Castle. Mackay's 1997 volume traces the life of Allan Pinkerton, a Scottish immigrant who left his trade as a cooper to start the nation's first private security and investigation business, which still exists today. He also was Lincoln's spymaster during the Civil War and had operatives placed throughout the South gathering intelligence. Wheeler's 1980 title covers the horrible World War II battle of Iwo Jima in grim detail from both the American and Japanese perspectives for a balanced portrait buttressed by numerous pix. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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