Hero of the Pacific: The Life of Marine Legend John Basilone

Author:   James Brady ,  Professor Grover Gardner ,  Professor Grover Gardner
Publisher:   Oasis Audio
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9781608145379


Publication Date:   12 January 2010
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Hero of the Pacific: The Life of Marine Legend John Basilone


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Can a single night define a man's life? From the summer of 1943 to early 1945, John Basilone was one of the most famous and admired people in America. As the first enlisted man to be awarded the Medal of Honor in World War II, for extraordinary bravery under fire at Guadalcanal, he toured the nation with movie stars, shared podiums with mayors and governors, shook the hands of thousands of citizens, and was even rumored to have made a romantic connection with a beautiful young actress. Why would a man who had proven his courage beyond any doubt, who had gone above and beyond the call of duty, and was reaping the rewards of his sacrifice beg his commanding officers to break with tradition and send a Medal of Honor winner back into combat? Legendary columnist James Brady explores this and many other puzzling questions in this thrilling and surprising biography. Hero of the Pacific tells the dramatic and compelling life story of a small-town boy who became one of World War II s greatest and best-known heroes, only to be forgotten after his death during another famous and hellish battle on Iwo Jima. You may never have heard of John Basilone, but once you listen to this powerful tale, you ll never forget him.

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Author:   James Brady ,  Professor Grover Gardner ,  Professor Grover Gardner
Publisher:   Oasis Audio
Imprint:   Oasis Audio
ISBN:  

9781608145379


ISBN 10:   1608145379
Publication Date:   12 January 2010
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Downloadable audio file
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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The late James Brady commanded a Marine rifle platoon during the Korean War and was awarded a Bronze Star for valor. For more than two decades, he wrote the In Step With column for Parade. He also wrote a column for Forbes.com. He authored eighteen books, among them several on the Marines, including the nonfiction Why Marines Fight and the New York Times best-selling novel The Marines of Autumn.

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