World War II memoirs : the Pacific Theater

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New York : Library of America, [2021]., , ©2021.
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xx, 774 pages, 40 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps (some color) ; 21 cm.
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New York : Library of America, [2021]., , ©2021.


Includes bibliographical references and index.
"This volume brings together the powerful memoirs of three Americans who came of age fighting in the Pacific and who survived to tell their stories." --book jacket
With the Old Breed at Peleliu and Okinawa (1981): "Marine veteran E. B. Sledge bears unflinching witness to the horror and degradation of prolonged close-quarters combat. A mortarman serving in a front-line rifle company, Sledge survived thirty days of nightmarish fighting on the remote coral island of Peleliu, where heat, thirst, filth, and fear and hatred of the Japanese “eroded the veneer of civilization and made savages of us all.” On Okinawa he faced an even greater test of endurance amid deep mud, driving rain, and incessant shelling, as men 'fought and bled in an environment so degrading I believed we had been flung into hell’s own cesspool.'...Sledge’s memoir is a haunting testament to his struggle to hold on to decency and sanity, and a moving tribute to the esprit de corps of the U.S. Marines." --book jacket
"Flights of Passage (1988) is Samuel Hynes’s evocative and elegiac memoir of his 'fairly ordinary flying war.' A 'true believer in the religion of flight,' he writes with lyricism, candor, and humor about the joys and dangers of his stateside training as a dive-bomber pilot, the beauty and excitement he experienced flying in combat over the Ryukyu Islands, and his wartime education in the realities of friendship, sex, love, and sudden, random death." --book jacket
"Alvin Kernan enlisted in the Navy in 1941 at age seventeen to escape life on a failing Wyoming ranch. Crossing the Line (1994, revised 2007) is a vividly written account of his remarkable service on three aircraft carriers, first as an aviation ordnanceman and then as an air gunner. A perceptive and thoughtful observer of the sailor’s life at sea and on shore, Kernan witnessed the aftermath of the Pearl Harbor attack and the launching of the Doolittle Raid, helped to arm planes at Midway, survived the sinking of the Hornet, and flew on the final mission of the fighter ace Edward 'Butch' O’Hare." --book jacket


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Samet, E. D., Sledge, E. B. 1., Hynes, S., & Kernan, A. B. (2021). World War II memoirs: the Pacific Theater . Library of America.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Elizabeth D., Samet et al.. 2021. World War II Memoirs: The Pacific Theater. Library of America.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Elizabeth D., Samet et al.. World War II Memoirs: The Pacific Theater Library of America, 2021.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Samet, Elizabeth D.,, E. B. 1923-2001 Sledge, Samuel Hynes, and Alvin B Kernan. World War II Memoirs: The Pacific Theater Library of America, 2021.

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