World War II > WWII: American Heroes

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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

    To Hell and Back by Audie Murphy

Originally published in 1949, To Hell and Back was a smash bestseller for fourteen weeks and later became a major motion picture starring Audie Murphy as himself. More than seventy years later, this classic wartime memoir is just as gripping as it was then.

Year: 1949
Genre: BiographyUS ArmyWorld War IIWWII: American Heroes

    Patton: A Genius for War by Carlo D'Este

With full access to Patton's private and public papers, and the cooperation of the general's family, D'Este shows us not only the extrovert Patton of public perception but also the intensely private Patton - the devoted student of history, the poet, the humble man very unsure of his own abilities - who could burst into tears, be charming or insulting quite unexpectedly, and the Patton who trained himself for greatness with a determination matched by no other general in the twentieth century.

Year: 1995
Genre: WWII: American Heroes

    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

    Ike: An American Hero by Michael Korda

Ike is acclaimed author Michael Korda's sweeping and enthralling biography of Dwight David Eisenhower, arguably America's greatest general and one of her best presidents--a remarkable man in an extraordinary time, the hero who won the war and thereafter kept the peace.

Year: 2007
Genre: BiographyWWII: 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

    Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

On a May afternoon in 1943, an Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean and disappeared, leaving only a spray of debris and a slick of oil, gasoline, and blood. Then, on the ocean surface, a face appeared. It was that of a young lieutenant, the plane's bombardier, who was struggling to a life raft and pulling himself aboard. So began one of the most extraordinary odysseys of the Second World War.

Year: 2010
Genre: BiographyWWII: American HeroesWWII: POWs

 

 

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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
1949To Hell and Back by Audie Murphy Biography, US Army, World War II, WWII: American Heroes, Non-Fiction
1995Patton: A Genius for War by Carlo D'Este WWII: American Heroes, 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
2007Ike: An American Hero by Michael Korda Biography, WWII: American Heroes, 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
2010Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand Biography, WWII: American Heroes, WWII: POWs, Non-Fiction
A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

 

 

 


 

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