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Islands of the Damned - A Marine at War in the Pacific (2010)
Front Cover Book Details
Genre Non-Fiction
Subject Burgin, R. V.; Marines - Biography; United States. Marine Corps - Biography; United States. Marine Corps. Regiment, 5th. Battalion, 3rd; World War, 1939-1945 - Campaigns - Pacific; World War, 1939-1945 - Personal narratives, American
Publication Date 3/2/2010
Format Hardcover (9.1 x 6.3 mm)
Publisher NAL Hardcover
Language English
Extras Dust Jacket; Dust Jacket Cover
An unvarnished and moving memoir of a Marine veteran who fought his way across the Pacific Theater of World War II-whose story is featured in the upcoming HBO(r) series The Pacific

This is an eyewitness-and eye-opening-account of some of the most savage and brutal fighting in the war against Japan, told from the perspective of a young Texan who volunteered for the Marine Corps to escape a life as a traveling salesman. R.V. Burgin enlisted at the age of twenty, and with his sharp intelligence and earnest work ethic, climbed the ranks from a green private to a seasoned sergeant. Along the way, he shouldered a rifle as a member of a mortar squad. He saw friends die-and enemies killed. He saw scenes he wanted to forget but never did-from enemy snipers who tied themselves to branches in the highest trees, to ambushes along narrow jungle trails, to the abandoned corpses of hara kiri victims, to the final howling banzai attacks as the Japanese embraced their inevitable defeat.

An unforgettable narrative of a young Marine in combat, Islands of the Damned brings to life the hell that was the Pacific War.

Personal Details
Purchase Price $16.47
Acquire Date 2/28/2010
Condition As New
Rating 0
Links Library of Congress
Product Details
LoC Classification D769.372 5th.B87 2010
Dewey 940.54/5973092
ISBN 9780451229908
Cover Price $24.95
No. of Pages 304
First Edition No
Rare No