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  • Title: One Square Mile of Hell: The Battle for Tarawa
  • Author: John F. Wukovits
  • ISBN: 9780451218476
  • Page: 119
  • Format: Hardcover

  • In November 1943, the men of the 2nd Marine Division watched as bombardments destroyed the Japanese defenses on an islet in the Tarawa atoll But when the Marines landed, the Japanese poured out of their protective bunkers and began one of the most brutal encounters of the war During the ensuing three days of non stop fighting, the entire island was transformed into an aIn November 1943, the men of the 2nd Marine Division watched as bombardments destroyed the Japanese defenses on an islet in the Tarawa atoll But when the Marines landed, the Japanese poured out of their protective bunkers and began one of the most brutal encounters of the war During the ensuing three days of non stop fighting, the entire island was transformed into an all encompassing kill zone in which combatants found themselves mixed together in a chaotic hell of crossfires, where there was no possibility of retreat because there was nowhere to retreat to Drawn from sources such as participants letters, diaries, and interviews with survivors, this is the riveting true account of a battle between two determined foes, neither of whom would ever look at each other the same way again.
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    happy
    In One Square Mile, Mr. Wukovits looks at one of the early battles of the Central Pacific Campaign from a grunts eye view. He follows several people through their training, combat experiences on Guadalcanal, training in New Zealand, and finally the 76 hours on Tarawa.Roughly the first half of the narrative is introducing the people the author chooses to follow. They include two young men from San Antonio Texas, high school buddies who enlist in the Marines together, go through their training tog [...]

    Manray9
    John Wukovits' One Square Mile of Hell: The Battle for Tarawa is a comprehensive popular history of the U.S. Marine Corp's struggle for Tarawa atoll – the first step in the U.S. effort to blaze a path to Japan across the Central Pacific. The story is told chronologically by focusing on a handful of men, both American and Japanese, and tracing their experiences from civilian life, through training and preparation for the assault, and in performance of their duty on the atoll. The combat sequenc [...]

    Marc
    This is one of the best books on the fighting in the Pacific I've ever read. The author weaves together a cast of characters and then follows them through the 76 hours of hell which ensued in the battle for Tarawa. Rather than give a detached view of the battle which reports on advances made by units here and there, Wukovits tells the story of the battle from almost an entirely personal level via interviews and previously published sources. There is even some of the story told from the Japanese [...]

    William
    The author states in the introduction that he wrote this book in a "Band of Brothers" style. I cringe every time I hear that, because it usually means I'm going to struggle through the next 250 pages. I'm no fan of any work by Ambrose, but "Band" worked because it followed a small group of men through four years of the war, from their training through all of their campaigns. This small core serves to highlight the changes the unit underwent as it was reduced in battle and reinforced afterward. S [...]

    David
    Interesting approach to telling the story of the first American attack against a defended beach. Appalling conditions -- sort of like a World War One charge with the added obstacle of hundreds of yards of water. The book's title says it all. All-in-all, I'm glad I read it, but the whole thing seemed sort of amateurish. I will NOT be looking for another book by this author.This is not a straight-forward history of the battle because the author has chosen to build his tale around the personal stor [...]

    Deniz
    Book gets two stars because it's not written as an objective book documenting the assault. It is more like a wartime propaganda documentary. It injects religious undertones and heroic explanations to nearly every paragraph. But when you read the book, you see the truth: High school boys were sent to fight Japan's elite forces with the promise of an "empty island" and minimal engagements. Moreover book spends much time talking about heroic achievements of Marines but you see most of them are kill [...]

    Bill
    I never knew about this WWII battle in the Pacific, but this book was an excellent read. John Wukovits tells the story of the battle from both Japanese and American sides following a dozen or so people from their hometowns to the battle field. It was a bloody, hellish battle. There was more bravery per square inch on that island's battle than I can comprehend. Four Medals of Honor were awarded along with 300 other medals.Wukovits does an excellent job of telling the human story of some of the yo [...]

    Roger
    My Dad, a WWII era Marine, participated in the landing at Betio Island. It was the most difficult of the other islands in Tarawa Atoll. He was a radioman in the 3rd battalion, 6th regiment of the 2nd Marine Division. This book does a good job of describing a very difficult mission. This was my Dad's first battle as a Marine. After reading this book and others about this battle I can't imagine how anyone on both sides could be the same after the experience.

    Original
    My grandfather Jim Meadows and Great Uncle Dick Meadows were interviewed for this book. My Grandfather was wounded on Tarawa and received a purple heart. Jim Meadows passed on November 25, 2010, so please as you read remember him and all the vets. To the soldier's we lost then, before, and now, all my love. And to anyone of young age that comes across a vet who tells war stories, please listen, they went to hell and back for you, so you could and can stand here today free.

    Chris
    I'll be honest*, subject matter matters a lot in my rating. And a book about American Marines taking an island in WWII pretty much is an automatic positive. Then I find it's about one of the first amphibious assaults against a fortified beach that taught the lessons used in later landings at Saipan, Iwo Jima, Okinawa and Normandy? That's pretty much an immediate 5 stars.I liked the panorama of characters. It gave a wide range of what was going on. From Bowen, the medical corpsman, to Major Crowe [...]

    Hud (Bob) Huddleston
    Very well written overall. Nice to see the mix of normalcy and war and the boys who did this in heroic fashion.

    Sonny
    A good account of a relatively forgotten battle in the Pacific against the Japanese during WWII. Could have been a little more succinct.

    Dachokie
    Fresh view of an oft-overlooked important part of history , January 29, 2010Unfortunately (too often), World War II is conveniently summarized by a few dates, locations and, of course, specific casualty counts. I find this most often the case with the depiction of the United States' role in the war: December 7, 1941, D-Day, the Dresden bombing casualties, the flag raising at Iwo Jima and the dropping of the atomic bombs. Although those dates/events are important and historic, they often overshad [...]

    Kevin
    This summer, I ended up on one of my Kiribati kicks, looking for any books in the local public libraries on The World’s Most Obscure Country that I hadn’t read (it doesn’t take long to read every book about a country that doesn’t appear on some maps). I mostly wondered what happened to the natives and Korean slave laborers who found themselves on Tarawa, modern-day Kiribati’s capitol island, when the United States invaded. I actually had to read two books to find any information, but i [...]

    Marc
    This is one of the best books on the fighting in the Pacific I've ever read. The author weaves together a cast of characters and then follows them through the 76 hours of hell which ensued in the battle for Tarawa. Rather than give a detached view of the battle which reports on advances made by units here and there, Wukovits tells the story of the battle from almost an entirely personal level via interviews and previously published sources. There is even some of the story told from the Japanese [...]

    Ray Pierson
    It was nice to read about Eddie Albert Heimberger. In Hollywood he was known as Eddie Albert, star of the TV series "Green Acres". At Tarawa, where he commanded a landing craft and repeatedly exposed himself and his craft to fire as he rescued injured Marines, he was Lieutenant (jg) Heimberger. Around 1990 he often came to meetings of the Central City East Lions Club. He wasn't a member of our club, and I don't recall why he was there. He impressed me as a gentleman. Several times I came close t [...]

    Stosch
    good to combine with Utmost Savagery: The Three Days of Tarawa. i suggest you read Utmost first though, the one square mile of hell is good but author did a poor job of putting it together if i didnt know the battle details first id be lost. what One Mile has that utmost doesnt is the first hand accts and more psychological info about the battle also explained in detail the pillboxes and bunkers of the japanese and why it stood up against the wicked naval barrage.

    Bill
    My wife's deceased father (who passed before I met Barb) served on the destroyer USS Ringgold at Tarawa. Barb has always wondered how his service affected him as he grew older. I've researched the Ringgold and done some reading of "Bloody Tarawa", and I can imagine how this place would have affected anyone who'd been there. This book, "One Square Mile of Hell: The Battle for Tarawa", will give you an idea how this battle - the first amphibious landing in the war must have been a living hell for [...]

    Jeff
    It's almost impossible to tell this story badly, with thousands of US Marines and Japanese soldiers fighting over the one square mile of Betio island. And Wukovits does a good job of tracing threads involving individuals from their pre-war days right up to the time the book was published, which lends gravity to the fates of the men. But it's not a terribly well-written book. Some phrases or thoughts are repeated almost verbatim mere paragraphs apart and the prose gets clunky at times. Still, if [...]

    Nathan Solomon
    A brief narrative history of the fighting on Betio. Wukovits follows notable participants (Maj. Crowe) and unknowns (Pvt. Seng) to tell the story of the 1943 invasion. This is mostly a tactical history that very rarely ventures into the operational and never into the strategic. It is notable for its inclusion of the stories of Tom Sherrod and SSgt Hatch, a Time correspondent and a USMC combat camera man. Wukovits takes great pains to illustrate how close these professionals were to the action an [...]

    Ryan
    Was a very well researched and detailed book regarding the Battle for Tarawa. Was presented in a very interesting way through the manner of a variety of individuals that fought in the Battle. Did a great job of giving the reader the idea of the violence and horrific conflict that was experienced. Also did a great job putting it in terms of the rest of the war and historiography relating to the Pacific War.

    Sgtshaf
    I had the privilege to walk on this battle field in 1996. While walking the beaches, you could easily find old shell cases and ammunition left hehind from the fight. This is my first book I've read on the battle and enjoy the style of writing. It doesn't bore you with a just facts and dates, but tells the story and follows individuals from both sides of the battle.

    David Rollins
    Interesting topic, but I agree with the other reviewers that the prose style is clunky. (I felt an obligation to read this because it was one of the last books my father gave me before his death.) If you know nothing of the topic, give it a quick read. If you do, better and more accurate accounts are found elsewhere.

    Arnie
    I've read numerous accounts of the Battle for Tarawa, but this is by far the most intense and exhaustive recreation I've come across. The three days of battle beggar description, but Wukovits manages to put you there. It is impossible to "enjoy" a book like this - but it is definitely a great account.

    Wurmo
    Shockingly graphic description of one of the Pacific War's largely untold amphibious invasion. Wukovits does a wonderful job of combining pre-invasion set-up, enthralling no-holds-barred battle accounts, and engrossing, personalized side stories for some of the battle's true heroes.

    Diane Henry
    Excellent, gripping, harrowing recounting of the 3-day battle for Betio in the Tarawa Atoll in WWII. Over 6000 men died in those 3 days (both Japanese and American). Betio became the operation that showed the US the true horrors of war, and helped prepare for the Normandy invasion.

    Bill
    What an extraordinary ordeal! I salute the bravery, the sacrifice, and sense of duty of these amazing brothers!!

    Leo Mccarthy
    excellent, tough story told well

    Norbert
    Molto bello.[return]si preoccupa di descrivere anche ci

    Steve
    Great read on one of the bloodiest battles fought by U.S. Marines in the Pacific during World War II.

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