Okinawa: The Last Battle of World War II

Okinawa: The Last Battle of World War II

by Robert Leckie

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Overview

Penguin delivers you to the front lines of The Pacific Theater with the real-life stories behind the HBO miniseries.

Former Marine and Pacific War veteran Robert Leckie tells the story of the invasion of Okinawa, the closing battle of World War II. Leckie is a skilled military historian, mixing battle strategy and analysis with portraits of the men who fought on both sides to give the reader a complete account of the invasion. Lasting 83 days and surpassing D-Day in both troops and material used, the Battle of Okinawa was a decisive victory for the Allies, and a huge blow to Japan. In this stirring and readable account, Leckie provides a complete picture of the battle and its context in the larger war.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780140173895
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/28/2010
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 596,081
Product dimensions: 5.07(w) x 7.73(h) x 0.56(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Robert Leckie (1920–2001) was the author of more than 30 works of military history as well as Marines!, a collection of short stories, and Lord, What a Family!, a memoir. Raised in Rutherford, New Jersey, he started writing professionally at age 16, covering sports for the Bergen Evening Record of Hackensack, New Jersey. Leckie enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on the day following the attack on Pearl Harbor, going on to serve as a machine gunner and as an intelligence scout and participating in all 1st Marine Division campaigns except Okinawa. He was awarded five battle stars, the Naval Commendation Medal with Combat V, and the Purple Heart. Helmet for My Pillow was his first book; it received the USMC Combat Correspondents Association Award upon publication.

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Okinawa: The Last Battle of World War II 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
rwmt52 More than 1 year ago
This is another book by Leckie that I believe is a must read for History buffs. I am delighted to read this book. I read this sometime back and loved it then. I have been reading WW II books since Jr. High and find that some do not come close to being as accurate as Leckie is. He has the ability to help you understand the difficulties and hardships of our greatest generation.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a good book that provides one of the most in-depth looks at this major battle.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Robert Leckie know his stuff when writing this book. It fast paced, action packed book
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