Strong Men Armed

Strong Men Armed : The United States Marines Against Japan

By (author) Robert Leckie , Narrator Johnny Heller

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Written 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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  • CD-Audio
  • 175.26 x 177.8 x 45.72mm | 771.1g
  • 17 Aug 2010
  • Tantor Media, Inc
  • Old Saybrook, CT
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Library ed
  • 1400148766
  • 9781400148769

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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.

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"Raw, heartbreaking, and superb." ---Christian Science Monitor

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