WWII: Pacific Theater > Battle of Iwo Jima

1945-02-19 -- 1945-03-26

Featured Titles

    I'm Staying with My Boys by Jim Proser and Jerry Cutter

Sgt. John Basilone held off 3,000 Japanese troops at Guadalcanal after his 15-member unit was reduced to three men. At Iwo Jima he single-handedly destroyed an enemy blockhouse, allowing his unit to capture an airfield. Minutes later he was killed by an enemy artillery round. He was the only Marine in World War II to have received the Medal of Honor, the Navy Cross, and a Purple Heart and is arguably the most famous Marine of all time.

Genre: Battle of GuadalcanalBattle of Iwo JimaUS MarinesWWII: American Heroes

    Iwo Jima by Richard Newcomb

With exceptional depth, intelligence, and emotional power, Newcomb recounts the events of February 19, 1945, in which common men were thrust into impossible circumstances, demonstrating valor and even humor amid the horror and chaos of war.

Year: 1966
Genre: Battle of Iwo Jima

    Flags of Our Fathers by James Bradley

This is the true story behind the immortal photograph that has come to symbolize the courage and indomitable will of America. In this unforgettable chronicle of perhaps the most famous moment in American military history, James Bradley has captured the glory, the triumph, the heartbreak, and the legacy of the six men who raised the flag at Iwo Jima. Here is the true story behind the immortal photograph that has come to symbolize the courage and indomitable will of America.

Year: 2000
Genre: Battle of Iwo Jima

    Indestructible by Jack H. Lucas

Medal of Honor recipient Jack H. Lucas's classic memoir of his heroics at the Battle of Iwo Jima--with a foreword by Bob Dole and reissued to coincide with the 75th anniversary of the battle in 2020.

Year: 2006
Genre: Battle of Iwo JimaUS MarinesWWII: American Heroes

    Hero of the Pacific by James Brady

Hero of the Pacific tells the dramatic and compelling life story of a small-town boy who became one of World War II's greatest and best-known heroes, only to be forgotten after his death during another famous and hellish battle on Iwo Jima. You may never have heard of John Basilone, but once you listen to this powerful tale, you'll never forget him.

Year: 2010
Genre: Battle of GuadalcanalBattle of Iwo JimaUS MarinesWorld War IIWWII: American Heroes

    Red Blood, Black Sand by Chuck Tatum

Red Blood, Black Sand is the story of Chuck’s two weeks in hell, where he would watch his hero, Basilone, fall, where the enemy stalked the night, where snipers haunted the day, and where Chuck would see his friends whittled away in an eardrum-shattering, earth-shaking, meat grinder of a battle. This is the island, the heroes, and the tragedy of Iwo Jima—through the eyes of one who survived it.

Year: 2012
Genre: Battle of Iwo Jima

 

 

Titles

Want ItGot ItRead ItYearTitle

I'm Staying with My Boys by Jim Proser US Marines, WWII: American Heroes, Non-Fiction
The Heroic Life of Sgt. John Basilone, USMC
1966Iwo Jima by Richard Newcomb Non-Fiction
2000Flags of Our Fathers by James Bradley Non-Fiction
2006Indestructible by Jack H. Lucas US Marines, WWII: American Heroes, Non-Fiction
The Unforgettable Memoir of a Marine Hero at the Battle of Iwo Jima
2010Hero of the Pacific by James Brady US Marines, World War II, WWII: American Heroes, Non-Fiction
The Life of Marine Legend John Basilone
2012Red Blood, Black Sand by Chuck Tatum Non-Fiction
Fighting Alongside John Basilone from Boot Camp to Iwo Jima

 

 

 


 

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