Islands of the Damned

Islands of the Damned

A Marine at War in the Pacific

Downloadable Audiobook - 2010
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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.
Published: [United States] : Tantor Media, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2010.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781400194643
1400194644
Branch Call Number: HOOPLA DOWNLOADABLE AUDIO
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (6hr., 30 min.)) :,digital.
Additional Contributors: Marvel, Bill
Runnette, Sean

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Feb 08, 2012

Excellent, and very moving at times. I thoroughly enjoyed this.

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