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This book is a description of William Manchester's life as a U.S. Marine in the Pacific during World War II. It is a moving, first person account of what happened to him during combat on Okinawa. The two most moving accounts are Lt. Tubby Morris's death on the seawall at Oruku and Sgt.Manchester's duel to the death with the Japanese sniper on Okinawa. I read and reread portions of this book every day. William Manchester writes as a journalist and his account of war in the Pacific.
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Plot & Themes

War/Cloak & Dagger story?    -   Fought as soldier War/Spying    -   Yes Period of greatest activity?    -   1900+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   infantry soldier Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   American


Asia/Pacific    -   Yes Asian country:    -   Pacific Islands Misc setting    -   fort/military installation Century:    -   1930's-1950's

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   in awe    -   like laughing Graphic sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   actual description of hetero sex How much dialogue in bio?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   76%-100% of book

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