Battleground Pacific

A Marine Rifleman's Combat Odyssey in K/3/5
Mace, Sterling (Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Battleground Pacific
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A POWERFULLY WROUGHT MEMOIR BY A MEMBER OF WWII'S FABLED 1ST MARINE DIVISIONSterling Mace's unit was the legendary "K-3-5" (for Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Regiment of the 1st Marine Division) and his story takes readers through some of the most intense action of the Pacific War, from the seldom-seen perspective of a rifleman at the point of attack. Battleground Pacific is filled with indelible moments that begin with his childhood growing up in Queens, New York, and his run-in with the law that eventually led to his enlistment. But this is ultimately a combat tale-as violent and harrowing as any that has come before. From fighting through the fiery hell that was Peleliu to the deadly battleground of Okinawa, Mace traces his path from the fear of combat to understanding that killing another human comes just as easily as staying alive. He learnsthat bravery often equates to stupidity, leading to the death of close friends, but also that life goes on, with death on its heels. Battleground Pacific  is one of the most important and entertaining memoirs about the Pacific theater in WWII.
Authors: Mace, Sterling
Title: Battleground Pacific
a Marine rifleman's combat odyssey in K/3/5
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: x, 333 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill. ;,25 cm.
Contents: Sailing the South Ozone Sea
A bunch of cannibals
A blast furnace in your soul: Sept 17th-Sept 25th, 1944
And all the monkeys aren't in the zoo: the Battle of Ngesebus
The real Pacific war
The five bitches
A constellation of ghosts
True confessions: Okinawa, 1945
Hope, like death
Whatever happened to Junior Hudson?.
Local Note: 53 74 80 118 138 231 263 274
Additional Contributors: Allen, Nick 1973-
ISBN: 9781250005052
Statement of Responsibility: Sterling Mace and Nick Allen
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Subject Headings: Mace, Sterling. World War, 1939-1945 Personal narratives, American. World War, 1939-1945 Campaigns Pacific Area. United States. Marine Corps. Marine Regiment, 5th. Battalion, 3rd. Company K. United States. Marine Corps Biography. Marines United States Biography.
Topical Term: World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945
LCCN: 2012004382
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Oct 03, 2012
  • KEVIN DOWD rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

another new book from the Marines in the Pacific... interesting read if you start with Sledge, read McEnery and then this...

much more stream of consiousness.. nice touches...


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