Islands of the Damned

Islands of the Damned
A Marine at War in the Pacific

by R.V. Burgin,Bill Marvel

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2010-03-02
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1101196688
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A remarkable eyewitness account of the most brutal combat of the Pacific War, from Peleliu to Okinawa, this is the true story of R.V. Burgin, the real-life World War II Marine Corps hero featured in HBO®'s The Pacific. “Read his story and marvel at the man...and those like him.”—Tom Hanks When a young Texan named R.V. Burgin joined the Marines 1942, he never imagined what was waiting for him a world away in the Pacific. There, amid steamy jungles, he encountered a ferocious and desperate enemy in the Japanese, engaging them in some of the most grueling and deadly fights of the war. In this remarkable memoir, Burgin reveals his life as a special breed of Marine. Schooled by veterans who had endured the cauldron of Guadalcanal, Burgin’s company soon confronted snipers, repulsed jungle ambushes, encountered abandoned corpses of hara-kiri victims, and warded off howling banzai attacks as they island-hopped from one bloody battle to the next. In his two years at war, Burgin rose from a green private to a seasoned sergeant, fighting from New Britain through Peleliu and on to Okinawa, where he earned a Bronze Star for valor. With unforgettable drama and an understated elegance, Burgin’s gripping narrative stands alongside those of classic Pacific chroniclers like Robert Leckie and Eugene Sledge—indeed, Burgin was even Sledge’s platoon sergeant. Here is a deeply moving account of World War II, bringing to life the hell that was the Pacific War.

Islands of the Damned

Islands of the Damned
A Marine at War in the Pacific

by R. V. Burgin

  • Publisher : Tantor Media Incorporated
  • Release : 2014-05-09
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9781400194643
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An unvarnished and moving memoir of a Marine veteran who fought his way across the Pacific Theater of World War II and whose story is featured in the HBO series "The Pacific."

The Island of the Damned

The Island of the Damned
A Book

by P. J. CLANCY

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1939
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Death Merchant

Death Merchant
A Book

by Joseph Rosenberger

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1981
  • Pages : 185
  • ISBN : 9780523413259
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Military Review

Military Review
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Professional Journal of the United States Army

Professional Journal of the United States Army
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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One Damned Island After Another: The Saga of the Seventh

One Damned Island After Another: The Saga of the Seventh
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by Clive Howard,Joe Whitley

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2019-03-11
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN : 035950017X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Clive Howard and Joe Whitley were both sergeants and served as correspondents for the Seventh Air Force during World War 2. The men of the Seventh were forced to fly the longest missions in any theater of war, entirely over water and, at first, without fighter escort. They fought at Midway, Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Kwajalein, Eniwetok, Truk, Saipan, Palau, the Philippines, Iwo Jima, and finally Tokyo. One Damned Island After Another covers the history of this remarkable air force from the events at Pearl Harbor through to V-J Day, detailing events on every single island that the force landed on in between. This new 2019 edition of One Damned Island After Another includes annotations and original photographs from the Pacific campaigns.

Bolt Action: Campaign: Mariana & Palau Islands

Bolt Action: Campaign: Mariana & Palau Islands
A Book

by Warlord Games

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2020-09-03
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 147283898X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Mariana and Palau Islands campaign, also known as Operation Forager, was intended to facilitate the recapture of the Philippines and to provide bases for the bombing of the Japanese mainland. This new Campaign Book for Bolt Action allows players to recreate the fierce battles of Saipan, Peleliu, Guam, and many others. With new, linked scenarios, rules, troop types, and Theatre Selectors, this book provides plenty of options for both novice and veteran players alike.

True Story - Lucius or the Ass

True Story - Lucius or the Ass
A Book

by Lucian

  • Publisher : Alma Books
  • Release : 2018-08-28
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 0714549061
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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True Story Lucian's best-known and most entertaining work, is a parody of the tall stories of fantastic journeys narrated by famous poets and historians. With his trademark wit and humour, Lucian informs his readers that he means to tell nothing but lies and impossibilities, and warns them not to believe a word he says. The result is a comical masterpiece that influenced Western literature throughout the centuries, and works such as Gulliver's Travels and The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen. Lucius, or the Ass, a satirical novel charting the adventures of a young man who has been transformed into a donkey, is usually attributed to Lucian and is thought to be a source of Apuleius's Golden Ass. Contains an introduction by Paul Turner and illustrations by Hellmuth Weissenborn

The Island in Imagination and Experience

The Island in Imagination and Experience
A Book

by Barry Smith

  • Publisher : Saraband
  • Release : 2017-07-10
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1910192805
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From Treasure Island to Robben Island, from the paradise of Thomas More's 'Utopia' to Napoleon's purgatory on Elba, islands have proved irresistible to mankind's imagination since time immemorial. Self-confessed islomaniac Barry Smith explores how islands bewitch us so, and examines the kind of human experiences that islands inspire. Journeying all around the globe to take in the most fascinating stories of Earth's half a million islands, this book considers the unique geography, politics and economics of islands and their cultures. It traces their singular place in literature, religion and philosophy, and disentangles the myths and the facts to reveal just why islands exert such an insistent grip on the human psyche. 'Fascinating and wide-ranging.' Island Review 'A fascinating survey of the interplay between those little dots of land and the human imagination... Smith is excellent on the ways in which islands have always been pawns in geopolitical games...witty.' Geographical "Magisterial... A harrowing, enthralling piece of work that bears comparison with John Prebble's equally dense, equally passionate classic, The Highland Clearances ... [A] fascinating, scrupulous, angry, scholarly book." Jim Perrin, The Great Outdoors

Island of the Damned

Island of the Damned
A Book

by Donna Lea Valdez

  • Publisher : Publishamerica Incorporated
  • Release : 2003-10
  • Pages : 66
  • ISBN : 9781413707298
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Mom, you need to stop worrying. It is not like I am going alone. There will be five couples. You know Rob and how reliable he is. He is borrowing his dad's luxury boat. This will be a blast," Janet Baker said as she finished packing for a camping trip she was taking with her friends. "I know, honey," her mom replied, "but you kids are only nineteen and you will be gone for an entire week. What happens if one of you gets hurt or sick? I cannot help but worry, honey. I wish you were not going so deep into the woods. That place is at least fifty miles away." Soon all five couples were onboard the luxury boat speeding toward an island not known to many. Upon reaching their destination, they quickly unloaded the boat and began to set up camp. Within minutes of landing on the island, strange things began happening. The fancy boat was mysteriously disabled, thus stranding the teenagers on the deserted island. One by one the teens watch as their friends meet with grotesque deaths. Unable to leave the island, they try desperately to survive against an unknown killer as the death count rises.

Selected Satires of Lucian

Selected Satires of Lucian
A Book

by Lionel Casson

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2017-07-05
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 135149158X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The unsurpassed satirist of the ancient era was a young Syrian named Lucian, who, writing in Greek in the second century a.d., combined wit, irony, fearless candor, and exuberant comic fantasy to create the triumphantly irreverent dialogues and stories contained in this book. His genial mockery, aimed at man's omnipresent feelings, has never gone out of date. The jabs he gave the hypocrites; grandstanders, fakers and boobs of the ancient world can just as appropriately be administered to their counterparts in the modern world.Lucian's most typical genre is a parody of a Platonic dialogue, in which Zeus, Hermes, Eros, and other Olympians jabber in undivine harassment as some clever mortal (who very much resembles Lucian) is about to make scandalous fools of them. He also excelled at straight narrative, his two most famous tales being the elaborate science fiction spoof; "A True Story," and an old folk tale retold outrageously, "Lucius the Ass." His works were the product of an unrelentingly rational and skeptical mind, and have had an incalculable effect on writers and painters through the ages.Until this volume, the English language reader of today to appreciate the importance and intelligence of Lucian. No volume of representative selections in translation is in print. There are satisfactory versions of the complete works, but the reader who takes this long will most likely lose a good deal of the sting of Lucian's needle. Lionel Cassen also illustrates the full range of Lucian's subject matter and various literary forms and when translating tried to focus on the Greek spirit as opposed to the literal meaning.

The Rock Island Line

The Rock Island Line
A Book

by Bill Marvel

  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release : 2013-10-01
  • Pages : 245
  • ISBN : 0253011310
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Explore the rich history of the legendary railroad that spanned the American Midwest in this beautifully illustrated volume. Beginning operations in the mid-nineteenth century, the Rock Island Line served farms and small-town America for more than 140 years. One of the earliest railroads to build westward from Chicago, it was the first to span the Mississippi, advancing the frontier, bringing settlers into the West, and hauling their crops to market. Rock Island’s celebrated Rocket passenger trains also set a standard for speed and service, with suburban runs as familiar to Windy City commuters as the Loop. For most of its existence, the Rock battled competitors much larger and richer than itself. When it finally succumbed, the result was one of the largest business bankruptcies ever. Today, as its engines and stock travel the busy main lines operated by other carriers, the Rock Island Line lives on in the hearts of those whom it employed and served.

Twilight of the Gods: War in the Western Pacific, 1944-1945 (Vol. 3) (Pacific War Trilogy)

Twilight of the Gods: War in the Western Pacific, 1944-1945 (Vol. 3) (Pacific War Trilogy)
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by Ian W. Toll

  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2020-09-01
  • Pages : 944
  • ISBN : 0393651819
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The final volume of the magisterial Pacific War Trilogy from acclaimed historian Ian W. Toll, “one of the great storytellers of War” (Evan Thomas). In June 1944, the United States launched a crushing assault on the Japanese navy in the Battle of the Philippine Sea. The capture of the Mariana Islands and the accompanying ruin of Japanese carrier airpower marked a pivotal moment in the Pacific War. No tactical masterstroke or blunder could reverse the increasingly lopsided balance of power between the two combatants. The War in the Pacific had entered its endgame. Beginning with the Honolulu Conference, when President Franklin Delano Roosevelt met with his Pacific theater commanders to plan the last phase of the campaign against Japan, Twilight of the Gods brings to life the harrowing last year of World War II in the Pacific, when the U.S. Navy won the largest naval battle in history; Douglas MacArthur made good his pledge to return to the Philippines; waves of kamikazes attacked the Allied fleets; the Japanese fought to the last man on one island after another; B-29 bombers burned down Japanese cities; and Hiroshima and Nagasaki were vaporized in atomic blasts. Ian W. Toll’s narratives of combat in the air, at sea, and on the beaches are as gripping as ever, but he also reconstructs the Japanese and American home fronts and takes the reader into the halls of power in Washington and Tokyo, where the great questions of strategy and diplomacy were decided. Drawing from a wealth of rich archival sources and new material, Twilight of the Gods casts a penetrating light on the battles, grand strategic decisions and naval logistics that enabled the Allied victory in the Pacific. An authoritative and riveting account of the final phase of the War in the Pacific, Twilight of the Gods brings Toll’s masterful trilogy to a thrilling conclusion. This prize-winning and best-selling trilogy will stand as the first complete history of the Pacific War in more than twenty-five years, and the first multivolume history of the Pacific naval war since Samuel Eliot Morison’s series was published in the 1950s.

More Precious Than Gold

More Precious Than Gold
The Story of the Peruvian Guano Trade

by Dave Hollett

  • Publisher : Associated University Presse
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 301
  • ISBN : 9780838641316
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The sixteenth-century Conquistadors, led by Pizarro, came to Peru for three reasons--God, gold, and glory, but after the initial glory of their conquest they tended to concentrate on gold, rather than God. Direct colonial rule by Spain lasted for almost three hundred years, only ending in 1826, when the last Spanish flag was hauled down from the battlements of Real Felipe Fortress. However, just a few short years after Peru had declared its independence from Spain, the attention of some people in Lima began to focus on a potential source of untold wealth that was to prove more precious than gold. This was guano which, in its greatest concentration, was found on the diminutive Chincha Islands that lie just off the Peruvian coast, some seventy miles south of Callao. This book covers the story of this international guano trade. It outlines the fate of the unfortunates recruited to cut and load the guano. It also gives full details of the hardships endured by mariners employed in this trade. The story of those who grew rich on the proceeds of this trade is also outlined. Importantly, it explains just how the Peruvian government mismanaged the trade, to the extent that Peru became burdened with debts, rather than prospering on the proceeds of their vast new guano-based income.

Paul Sisetski, Island of the Damned

Paul Sisetski, Island of the Damned
A Book

by Ingrid Jenkner,Pelkey, Chester,Morose, Eddie,Dunlop Art Gallery,Paul Sisetski

  • Publisher : Regina : Dunlop Art Gallery
  • Release : 1993
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9780920085622
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Durham Red

Durham Red
Island of the damned

by Alan Grant,Carlos Ezquerra

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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One Damned Island After Another

One Damned Island After Another
A Book

by Clive Howard

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020
  • Pages : 449
  • ISBN : 9781839741999
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Voices from Robben Island

Voices from Robben Island
A Book

by Nelson Mandela,Jurgen Schadeberg

  • Publisher : Ravan Pressof South Africa
  • Release : 1994
  • Pages : 109
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Om fangeøen Robben Island ud for Cape Town i Sydafrika og nogle af dens politiske fanger, bl.a. Nelson Mandela og Sfiso Buthelezi, og deres fangevogtere

American International Pictures

American International Pictures
A Comprehensive Filmography

by Rob Craig

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2019-02-19
  • Pages : 451
  • ISBN : 1476666318
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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American International Pictures was in many ways the "missing link" between big-budget Hollywood studios, "poverty-row" B-movie factories and low-rent exploitation movie distributors. AIP first targeted teen audiences with science fiction, horror and fantasy, but soon grew to encompass many genres and demographics--at times, it was indistinguishable from many of the "major" studios. From Abby to Zontar, this filmography lists more than 800 feature films, television series and TV specials by AIP and its partners and subsidiaries. Special attention is given to American International Television (the TV arm of AIP) and an appendix lists the complete AITV catalog. The author also discusses films produced by founders James H. Nicholson and Samuel Z. Arkoff after they left the company.