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"The bloody seizure of Saipan by US amphibious forces in 1944 spelled certain doom for Imperial Japan. Harold Goldberg's riveting story of this conflict brings the dead back to life by blending rigorous research with dramatic narratives by hundreds of survivors. He has written a superb account of a pivotal, little-known, and heart-breaking battle." ―Col. Joseph H. Alexander, USMC (ret.), author of Storm Landings: Epic Amphibious Battles in the Central Pacific
"[U]sing recent interviews he conducted with extant US veterans, [Goldberg] skillfully develops the soldiers' view of the battle for Saipan in an engaging, clearly written and interesting volume that should be recommended to all students studying the Pacific war." ―The Journal of Military History, October 2009
"The book's great strength is its collected recollections of U.S. participants, chiefly former Marines. This alone would commend its publication." ―Spencer C. Tucker
Harold J. Goldberg is the David E. Underdown Distinguished Professor of History and Chair of the Asian Studies Program at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee.
Excellent summary of a battle that changed the war in the Pacific, but was overshadowed by the Normandy Invasion.Published 13 months ago by Ralph
This is a very well written book on the sometimes forgotten battle for Saipan. Mr. Goldberg has done a great job of interviewing
veterans from this battle to make the book... Read more
My uncle was in the Marine Corps, 2nd Division, Tarawa and Saipan and I wanted to know
just what he encountered during this tiime. Read more
Interesting book. Found some of it tedious with some "micro-details" of action, but in general, conveyed the flavor of the campaign. Read morePublished 21 months ago by eism
A very good account of the battle for Saipan, as I visit
Saipan I willl have better understanding what happened
on this key Island
Having visits many WWII sites in the Pacific including Saipan, I really enjoyed this booked. the only problem I have with e-books which was a problem here - you can not keep... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Richard Fee