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    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

    Helmet for My Pillow by Robert Leckie

Here is one of the most riveting first-person accounts ever to come out of World War II. Robert Leckie enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in January 1942, shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. In Helmet for My Pillow we follow his odyssey, from basic training on Parris Island, South Carolina, all the way to the raging battles in the Pacific, where some of the war's fiercest fighting took place.

Year: 1957
Genre: US MarinesWorld War IIWWII: Pacific Theater

    Strong Men Armed by Robert Leckie

As scout and machine-gunner for the First Marine Division, Leckie fought in all its engagements until his wounding at Peleliu. Here he uses firsthand experience and impeccable research to re-create the nightmarish battles of the Pacific campaign.

Year: 1969
Genre: US MarinesWWII: Pacific Theater

    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

    Why Marines Fight by James Brady

United States Marines, for more than two centuries, have been among the world's fiercest and most admired of warriors. They have fought from the Revolutionary War to Afghanistan and Iraq, in famous battles that have become the bone and sinew of American lore. But why do Marines fight? Why do they fight so well?

Year: 2007
Genre: US Marines

    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

    Twenty-Two on Peleliu by George Peto and Peter Margaritis

On September 15, 1944, the U.S. First Marine Division landed on a small island in the Central Pacific called Peleliu as a prelude to the liberation of the Philippines. Among the first wave of Marines that hit the beach that day was 22-year-old George Peto. This is the wild and remarkable story of an "Old Breed" Marine, from his youth in the Great Depression, his training and combat in the Pacific, to his life after the war, told in his own words.

Year: 2017
Genre: Battle of PeleliuUS Marines

 

 

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I'm Staying with My Boys by Jim Proser US Marines, WWII: American Heroes, Non-Fiction
The Heroic Life of Sgt. John Basilone, USMC
1957Helmet for My Pillow by Robert Leckie US Marines, World War II, WWII: Pacific Theater, Non-Fiction
From Parris Island to the Pacific
1969Strong Men Armed by Robert Leckie US Marines, WWII: Pacific Theater, Non-Fiction
The United States Marines Against Japan
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
2007Why Marines Fight by James Brady US Marines, Non-Fiction
2010Hero of the Pacific by James Brady US Marines, World War II, WWII: American Heroes, Non-Fiction
The Life of Marine Legend John Basilone
2017Twenty-Two on Peleliu by George Peto US Marines, Non-Fiction
Four Pacific Campaigns with the Corps: The Memoirs of an Old Breed Marine

 

 

 


 

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