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Battleground Pacific: A Marine Rifleman's Combat Odyssey in K/3/5

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Binding: Paperback
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ISBN: 9781250029638
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Language: English
Page Count: 333
Publication Date: 28/05/2013
Size: 8.21" l x 5.41" w x 1.06"
Series: N/A

Battleground Pacific is a dramatic under the helmet view of some of the worst action of the Pacific War, from the seldom-seen perspective of a rifleman at the point of attack. Sterling Mace's unit was part of the so-called "K-3-5" (for Company K, 3rd Battalion, 5th Regiment of the fabled 1st Marine Division), famously depicted in HBO's The Pacific, as well as several bestselling accounts of the war. But this powerfully wrought memoir stands proudly with the best of all of them. It's filled with indelible moments, from his love of his oldest sister, who died of polio when he was four, to his run-in with the law that led to his enlistment. But mostly, this is a combat tale - as violent and harrowing as any that's come before. Mace traces his path to learning that killing another human comes just as easily as staying alive, and that bravery often equates to stupidity, leading to the death of close friends, but that life goes on, with death on its heels. Battleground Pacific will stand as one of the most important and entertaining memoirs about the Pacific theater in WWII.

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