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The Pacific (Thorndike Nonfiction) (Large Print / Paperback)

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In this companion to the HBO miniseries -- executive produced by Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, and Gary Goetzman -- Hugh Ambrose reveals the intertwined odysseys of four U.S. Marines and a U.S. Navy carrier pilot during World War II.

Between America's retreat from China in late November 1941 and the moment General MacArthur's airplane touched down on the Japanese mainland in August of 1945, five men connected by happenstance fought the key battles of the war against Japan. From the debacle in Bataan, to the miracle at Midway and the relentless vortex of Guadalcanal, their solemn oaths to their country later led one to the Great Marianas Turkey Shoot and the others to the coral strongholds of Peleliu, the black terraces of Iwo Jima and the killing fields of Okinawa, until at last the survivors enjoyed a triumphant, yet uneasy, return home.

In "The Pacific," Hugh Ambrose focuses on the real-life stories of the five men who put their lives on the line for our country. To deepen the story revealed in the miniseries and go beyond it, the book dares to chart a great ocean of enmity known as The Pacific and the brave men who fought.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781594134678
ISBN-10: 1594134677
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Large Print Press
Publication Date: June 28th, 2011
Pages: 1033
Language: English
Series: Thorndike Nonfiction