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    DescriptionA POWERFULLY WROUGHT MILITARY MEMOIR BY A MEMBER OF WORLD WAR II'S FABLED 1ST MARINE DIVISION Sterling Mace's unit was the legendary "K-3-5" (for Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Regiment of the 1st Marine Division) and his story takes readers through some of the most intense action of the Pacific War, from the seldom-seen perspective of a rifleman at the point of attack. "Battleground Pacific" is filled with indelible moments that begin with his childhood growing up in Queens, New York, and his run-in with the law that eventually led to his enlistment. But this is ultimately a combat tale--as violent and harrowing as any that has come before. From fighting through the fiery hell that was Peleliu to the deadly battleground of Okinawa, Mace traces his path from the fear of combat to understanding that killing another human comes just as easily as staying alive. He learns that bravery often equates to stupidity, leading to the death of close friends, but also that life goes on, with death on its heels. """Battleground Pacific" is one of the most important and entertaining memoirs about the Pacific theater in WWII.


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    Title
    Battleground Pacific
    Subtitle
    A Marine Rifleman's Combat Odyssey in K/3/5
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sterling Mace, By (author) Nick Allen
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 333
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 320 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781250029638
    ISBN 10: 1250029635
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: HBWQ
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2A
    BIC subject category V2: BGHA, HBJK
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27470
    Abridged Dewey: 355
    LC classification: U
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100
    Ingram Theme: CULT/OCEANA
    BIC subject category V2: JWXV
    B&T Approval Code: A44100000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027120
    B&T Approval Code: A14204064
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    DC21: 940.54597309
    DC22: 940.54597309
    B&T Approval Code: N44254400
    BISAC V2.8: BIO008000, HIS027110
    Thema V1.0: DNC, NHWR7, NHW, DNBH, JWXV
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1KBB
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    maps
    Publisher
    GRIFFIN
    Imprint name
    GRIFFIN
    Publication date
    28 May 2013
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    STERLING MACE enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1942 and was stationed at Parris Island, Camp Lejeune, the Brooklyn Naval Yard, and then finally Pavuvu, before experiencing the toughest fighting the Pacific war had to offer, as a rifleman in K/3/5, at Peleliu and later on Okinawa. He was a consultant on E.B. Sledge's book, "With the Old Breed." He lives in St. Pete Beach, Florida.NICK ALLEN is the son of a combat rifleman who served in Vietnam and has been interviewing combat veterans for most of his life. He lives in Bellaire, Texas.
    Review quote
    "Engrossing account of the vicious combat encountered by U.S. Marines in the Pacific theater of World War II . . .Will appeal to fans of "The Pacific" or "Band of Brothers."" --"Kirkus""Two years after enlisting in 1942, he's in the Pacific -- invading the island of Peleliu with his K Company, 3rd Batallion, 5th Marines. You see the word 'hero' tossed around a lot these days, but Mace and his comrades were the real deal." --"New York Post"""Battleground Pacific" is another great tribute to 'The Greatest Generation.' Mace's tale is written in the language of a grunt speaking for all the unsung heroes who lived and died in the Pacific. A good read from this Marine's perspective."--Jerry Cutter, former Marine, nephew of Sgt. John Basilone, USMC, and author of the authorized biography of Basilone," I'm Staying with My Boys"