Pacific Alamo : The Battle for Wake Island
by John Wukovits


Overview - It happened in the shadow of Pearl Harbor-mere hours after the first attack on the day that would "live in infamy." But few know the full story of Wake Island.

Now a prominent military historian, breaking new ground on the assault, relates the compelling events of that day and the heroic struggle that followed.  Read more...


 
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Overview
It happened in the shadow of Pearl Harbor-mere hours after the first attack on the day that would "live in infamy." But few know the full story of Wake Island.

Now a prominent military historian, breaking new ground on the assault, relates the compelling events of that day and the heroic struggle that followed. Thanks to the brave Marines stationed there-and the civilian construction workers who selflessly put their lives on the line to defend the island-what was supposed to be an easy victory became a protracted and costly battle for Imperial Japan. This is the story of that battle, from survivors on both sides, and with a gallery of historic photos.


 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780451212054
  • ISBN-10: 0451212053
  • Publisher: Berkley Books
  • Publish Date: July 2004
  • Page Count: 336
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 9.02 x 6.04 x 0.73 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.82 pounds


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