"Everyone should read this book, the story of a true American Hero. I served with John Basilone and I can hear his voice in every page." --Thomas O. Nass, 5th Marine Division, WWII
"This book about the legendary John Basilone is presented in such a personal style that one would believe that "Manila John" is still alive. Not since William Manchester authored his memoir GOODBYE DARKNESS twenty-five years ago has a book been written about one man that seems so authentic." --Col. Ken Jordan, USMC, ret.
"A lot has been written about my brother in the war, but it's important to know his whole story. This book tells the story of John as a boy, a teenager, and a man. Every student should study and learn from it." --Carlo Basilone, John's brother
As an old Marine, I loved this book. It embodies the true meaning of Semper Fi, Gung Ho and hoo rah. The author has a little guilt about Vietnam but that's ok. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Peter H. Erenfeld
The first person narrative just seemed wrong. Basilone deserved better.Published 2 months ago by Zelda
The author chose to write this biography in the first person, so that he speaks and thinks as John Basilone. It's a ridiculous concept. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Treybien
Reliable accounts as realistic as they come describing one mans efforts to keep his men alive fighting in some of the bloodiest encounters of the War! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Peter Sheehan