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    DescriptionWritten by Robert Leckie, whose wartime exploits are featured in the Tom Hanks/Steven Spielberg HBO miniseries "The Pacific," "Strong Men Armed" is the perennial bestselling classic account of the U.S. Marines' relentless drive through the Pacific during World War II. As scout and machine-gunner for the First Marine Division, Leckie fought in all its engagements until his wounding at Peleliu. In "Strong Men Armed," Leckie uses firsthand experience and impeccable research to re-create the nightmarish battles of the Pacific campaign--from Guadalcanal to Okinawa--as ships, men, and guns moved over vast distances to fight an enemy that was willing to defend to its last man. Here is the whole sweeping epic of the Marines who battled--and won--on the bloody beaches at Guadalcanal, the unforgiving reefs at Tarawa, the rain-soaked mud of New Britain, the dark gray soil and deadly caves of Mount Suribachi, and the muddy slopes of Shuri Castle on Okinawa. It is a masterful narrative by a writer the "New York Times" praised as possessing the "rare gift of capturing all that is human in the most inhuman of man's activities."


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    Title
    Strong Men Armed
    Subtitle
    The United States Marines Against Japan
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert Leckie, Narrator Johnny Heller
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 165 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781400118762
    ISBN 10: 140011876X
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBWQ
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC subject category V2: JWH
    LC classification: D
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940
    Abridged Dewey: 940
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100
    Ingram Theme: CULT/JAPANS
    DC22: 940.5426
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 55590
    Ingram Subject Code: JV
    Libri: I-JV
    BISAC V2.8: HIS021000
    DC22: 940.5425
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027110
    Thema V1.0: NHWR7, NHWL, JWCS
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    17 August 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Robert Leckie (1920-2001) served in the 1st Marine Division during World War II and authored more than forty books on American war history, including "The Wars of America: From 1600 to 1900." Johnny Heller has won two prestigious Audie Awards, earned numerous Audie nominations, and was named one of the Top 50 Narrators of the Twentieth Century by "AudioFile" magazine.
    Review quote
    "Raw, heartbreaking, and superb." ---Christian Science Monitor