The Pacific: Hell was an ocean away

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Text Publishing Company, Mar 1, 2010 - History - 512 pages
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Historian Hugh Ambrose deepens the experience of the HBO miniseries The Pacific, produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks and broadcast on the Seven Network.

These are the true stories of the men who put their lives on the line for their country, who were dispatched to the other side of the world to fight an enemy who preferred suicide to surrender; men who suffered hardship and humiliation in POW camps; men who witnessed casualties among soldier and civilian alike; and men whose medals came at a shocking price.

Covering nearly four years of combat, with unprecedented access to military records, letters, journals, memoirs, photographs and interviews, this volume offers a unique historical perspective on the war against Japan-and ultimately the triumphant yet uneasy return home.

'The Pacific is a gripping piece of historical writing following the intertwined tale of four US marines and au US Navy carrier pilot during the WW2.' Birmingham Express & Star

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User Review  - Matt Brown - Goodreads

The Pacific, by Hugh Ambrose, is one of the better war memoirs of this day. It follows the stories of three United States Marines, Sergeant "Manila John" Basilone, Private First Class Eugene Sledge ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ikram Mohd noor - Goodreads

If you already read other memoirs like With The Old Breed and Helmet For My Pillow, you can see clearly that the story in this book is just a circulation of the same flow from other memoirs. But, this ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

Hugh Ambrose is the son of Stephen E. Ambrose, author of the bestselling Band of Brothers. He has served as a consultant on HBO miniseries The Pacific. Ambrose is also Vice President of the National World War II Museum, and has led battlefield tours through Europe and along the Pacific Rim. He lives in Montana.

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