Baker & Taylor In a collection of oral histories, forty-five veterans of the Battle of Iwo Jima recount their experiences and reveal the effect the battle had on the course of their lives
Book News In face-to-face, taped, or written interviews, 45 veterans of the fierce World War II battle for an Pacific island recount their experience and the impact it has had on the rest of their lives. They range from infantrymen and machine gunners to medics and coxswains, and include members of all the military services. No index is included. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Blackwell North Amer Survivors of one of the fiercest battles of the war in the Pacific tell their dramatic stories in this collection of oral histories. Veterans from all the services - Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard, Army, and Army Air Corps - are represented, everyone from infantrymen, machine gunners, and engineers to medics, airmen, and coxswains. Their vivid firsthand accounts of personal experiences explore the great variety of actions that made up the campaign to win Iwo Jima from the Japanese. Interviews with forty-five Iwo veterans were selected for this book, among them Angelo Bertelli, the 1943 Heisman Trophy winner, and Charles Lindberg, the last survivor of the first flag raising on Mt. Suribachi.