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The Resource The heart of hell : the untold story of courage and sacrifice in the shadow of Iwo Jima, Mitch Weiss

The heart of hell : the untold story of courage and sacrifice in the shadow of Iwo Jima, Mitch Weiss

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The heart of hell : the untold story of courage and sacrifice in the shadow of Iwo Jima
Title
The heart of hell
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the untold story of courage and sacrifice in the shadow of Iwo Jima
Statement of responsibility
Mitch Weiss
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Language
eng
Summary
"The Battle of Iwo Jima, a major event in the Pacific Theater of World War II--and one of the bloodiest in United States history--began on February 19, 1945. But what happened two days earlier has largely been a footnote, until now... On February 17, Landing Craft Infantry 449 was among a dozen gunboats helping to prepare the area for their invasion two days later. U.S. military leaders thought they had weakened Japanese forces in the area so they were not expecting any action... From the towering slopes of Mount Suribachi, Japanese forces opened fire, forcing the U.S. commanders to recalculate battlefield plans. They shelled and bombed the newly discovered enemy positions. It was a move that saved countless lives two days later, when tens of thousands of Marines stormed the beach. The Heart of Hell is the untold story of the crew of Landing Craft Infantry 449. Based on 130 exclusive interviews with sailors who survived the battle, the families of the men killed in the fight, and more than 1,500 letters the sailors mailed to loved ones during their long months at sea, this is a story of duty, brotherhood, love, and courage"--
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contains biographical information
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Weiss, Mitch
Dewey number
940.54/2528
Index
no index present
LC call number
D767.99.I9
LC item number
W438 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Iwo Jima, Battle of, Japan, 1945
  • Iwo Jima (Volcano Islands, Japan)
  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • LCI (G) 449 (Ship)
  • Landing craft
  • Gunboats
  • Sailors
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • HISTORY / Military / World War II
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Military
  • HISTORY / Military / Veterans
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The heart of hell : the untold story of courage and sacrifice in the shadow of Iwo Jima, Mitch Weiss
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2015036457
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780425279175
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(hardback)
Lccn
2015036457
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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The heart of hell : the untold story of courage and sacrifice in the shadow of Iwo Jima, Mitch Weiss
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9780425279175.jpg
Publication
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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2015036457
Edition
First edition.
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9780425279175
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015036457
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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