[Item #6265] The Pacific. Hugh Ambrose.
The Pacific
The Pacific
The Pacific
The Pacific

The Pacific

ISBN: 9780451230232
New York, NY: New American Library, 2010. First Edition. Hardcover. “Sidney C. Phillips, an easygoing Alabama teenager, enlisted along with a buddy. “Manilla John” Basilone was the son of immigrants who found happiness in the rough-and-ready life of a marine. Eugene B. Sledge watched his best friend and his brother go off to war–and finally rebelled against his parents to follow them. “Shifty” Shofner was the scion of a prominent family with a long record of military service. Ensign Vernon “Mike” Micheel left the family farm to complete flight school.” (From front flap) A complimentary expansion to the HBO miniseries, The Pacific, a 2010 war drama (which is a companion piece to another HBO miniseries, Band of Brothers) focusing on the experiences of aforementioned Marine Corp members, Eugene Sledge, John Basilone, and Roberleckie–who seems to be more exclusive to the television production. Historian and The Pacific (TV) consultant, Hugh Ambrose (1966-2015) and his father–and fellow historian–Stephen E. Ambrose (1936-2002) drew from letters, journals, memoirs, photos, interviews, and military records to deliver a deeper perspective of the men forced to dance the dance of uncertain death of the Pacific Ocean Theater in World War II. An essential companion piece to any fan of the HBO miniseries, or anyone curious for a more biographical and historical account of the events surrounding the Pacific Theater. From the collection of Russell Taylor Weil (b. 1927), a prominent retired attorney & collector from Washington, DC. Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket: First Edition, "First Printing, March 2010" as stated on copyright page and as indicated by the number sequence thereon. Book is in Very Fine to As New condition with some minor marks on the “Acknowledgments” page. Dust Jacket is As New with standard, very very minor, bumping. Very Fine / Very Fine. [Item #6265]

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