Brotherhood of Heroes
The Marines at Peleliu, 1944--the Bloodiest Battle of the Pacific War
By (author) Bill Sloan
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Brotherhood of Heroes by Bill Sloan
Book DescriptionThis Band of Brothers for the Pacific is the gut-wrenching and ultimately triumphant story of the Marines' most ferocious-yet largely forgotten-battle of World War II. Between September 15 and October 15, 1944, the First Marine Division suffered more than 6,500 casualties fighting on a hellish little coral island in the Pacific. Peleliu was the setting for one of the most savage struggles of modern times, a true killing ground that has been all but forgotten-until now. Drawing on interviews with Peleliu veterans, Bill Sloan's gripping narrative seamlessly weaves together the experiences of the men who were there, producing a vivid and unflinching tableau of the twenty-four-hour-a-day nightmare of Peleliu. Emotionally moving and gripping in its depictions of combat, Brotherhood of Heroes rescues the Corps's bloodiest battle from obscurity and does honor to the Marines who fought it.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780743260107
(234mm x 155mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Simon & Schuster
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: 1-May-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Bill Sloan
Ultimate Battle, Paperback (March 2009)» View all books by Bill Sloan
Named the Best Book of 2007 by World War II History magazine, this widely praised history of the largest land-sea-air battle ever waged by Bill Sloan shows how the staggering casualties and take-no-prisoners ferocity of the Battle of Okinawa led Truman to drop the atomic bomb on Japan.
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Author Biography - Bill Sloan
Bill Sloan is a respected military historian and author of more than a dozen books, including Brotherhood of Heroes: The Ultimate Battle. He lives in Dallas, Texas.
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