“The island disappeared inside a dark pall of smoke and debris, lit by fires churning underneath. Apprehension grew inside them.”
The official companion book to the HBO miniseries from the producers of Band of Brothers
– Private Sidney Phillips
– First Lieutenant Austin Shofner
– Ensign Vernon Micheel
– Private Eugene Sledge
– Sergeant John Basilone
Through the eyes of these five fearless and devoted men, Hugh Ambrose tells the epic story of the war in the Pacific. It is an intimate, personal history of a brutal, unforgiving conflict.
“A brutal account … for those who want more of the nightmare of those foxholes after ten hours of The Pacific, this book is for you”
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“Extremely good … he lets his soldiers tell the story. Through those young men we are given an uncompromising picture of the war, which, after the attack on Pearl Harbor, most Americans believed to be their most important engagement. The TV series might offer us a glimpse of that distant conflict in the Pacific. Hugh Ambrose’s book gives us the greatest generation in the round”
“A compelling book which affords Pacific veterans the testament they deserve”
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Hugh Ambrose was the son of Stephen E. Ambrose, author of the bestselling Band of Brothers. Hugh served as the historical consultant on the HBO miniseries The Pacific. He was vice-president of the National World War II Museum and has led battlefield tours through Europe and along the Pacific Rim. He died in 2015.