Beyond Valor: World War II's Ranger and Airborne Veterans Reveal the Heart of Combat

Patrick K. O'Donnell, Author
Patrick K. O'Donnell, Author Free Press $23.99 (384p) ISBN 978-0-684-87385-5
Reviewed on: 03/01/2002
Release date: 03/01/2002
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Recalling harrowing rescue missions, gun battles and the knee-deep swamp mud that forced soldiers to hold up their comrades' heads while they slept to keep them from drowning, veterans from elite WWII units relive the Pacific theater in Into the Rising Sun: In Their Own Words, World War II's Pacific Veterans Reveal the Heart of Combat. Editor Patrick K. O'Donnell (Beyond Valor) interviewed hundreds of veterans for this oral history of the battles at Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima, Okinawa and other locations. Brief testimonies of horrifying violence and hair-raising close calls are sometimes described with emotion, other times in brutally honest deadpan. ( Mar.)
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