The Resource The Pacific, Hugh Ambrose

The Pacific, Hugh Ambrose

Label
The Pacific
Title
The Pacific
Statement of responsibility
Hugh Ambrose
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this companion to the HBO miniseries -- executive produced by Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, and Gary Goetzman -- Hugh Ambrose reveals the intertwined odysseys of four U.S. Marines and a U.S. Navy carrier pilot during World War II. Between America's retreat from China in late November 1941 and the moment General MacArthur's airplane touched down on the Japanese mainland in August of 1945, five men connected by happenstance fought the key battles of the war against Japan. From the debacle in Bataan, to the miracle at Midway and the relentless vortex of Guadalcanal, their solemn oaths to their country later led one to the Great Marianas Turkey Shoot and the others to the coral strongholds of Peleliu, the black terraces of Iwo Jima and the killing fields of Okinawa, until at last the survivors enjoyed a triumphant, yet uneasy, return home. In "The Pacific," Hugh Ambrose focuses on the real-life stories of the five men who put their lives on the line for our country. To deepen the story revealed in the miniseries and go beyond it, the book dares to chart a great ocean of enmity known as The Pacific and the brave men who fought
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Summary
In this companion book to the HBO series on the war in the Pacific, historian Hugh Ambrose focuses on five American soldiers who each took an active role in the difficult and costly--in terms of lives--campaign to reach the Japanese mainland. Ambrose recounts key battles--Guadalcanal, Midway, Okinawa, and the lesser-known Peleliu--and he provides a soldier's eye view of the events, conveying the great valor and sacrifices of those in uniform
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
collective biography
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344096
Cataloging source
DLC
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Pacific (Television program)
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ambrose, Hugh
Dewey number
940.5459730922
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • United States
  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Large type books
Target audience
adolescent
Label
The Pacific, Hugh Ambrose
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
1033 pages (large print)
Isbn
9781594134678
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
Specific material designation
large print
Label
The Pacific, Hugh Ambrose
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
1033 pages (large print)
Isbn
9781594134678
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
Specific material designation
large print

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