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Dispatches from the Pacific : the World War II reporting of Robert L. Sherrod / Ray E. Boomhower.

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Eckhart PL - Auburn Plaza 940.54 BOO (Text) 840191002453731 Auburn Plaza - Adult Nonfiction Available -
 Signed by: Ray E. Boomhower [ 2017-08-30 @ ECKRT-ECK ]
Franklin Co PL Dist. - Brookville PL 940.54 BOO (Text) 38217000587598 Nonfiction BPL Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780253030368 (paperback : alkaline paper)
  • Physical Description: xiii, 242 pages : illustations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, [2017]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The war correspondent -- Learning the trade -- Somewhere in Australia -- War in the fog and atolls : the Aleutians and beyond -- Betio : Red Beach two -- Saipan : Smith versus Smith -- Uncommon valor : Iwo Jima and the flag raising -- Okinawa : the final battle -- "Taps".
Summary, etc.: "In the fall of 1943, armed with only his notebooks and pencils, Time and Life correspondent Robert L. Sherrod leapt from the safety of a landing craft and waded through neck-deep water and a hail of bullets to reach the shores of the Tarawa Atoll with the US Marine Corps. Living shoulder to shoulder with the marines, Sherrod chronicled combat and the marines' day-to-day struggles as they leapfrogged across the Central Pacific, battling the Japanese on Tarawa, Saipan, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa. While the marines courageously and doggedly confronted an enemy that at times seemed invincible, those left behind on the American home front desperately scanned Sherrod's columns for news of their loved ones. Following his death in 1994, the Washington Post heralded Sherrod's reporting as 'some of the most vivid accounts of men at war ever produced by an American journalist.' Now, for the first time, author Ray E. Boomhower tells the story of the journalist in Dispatches from the Pacific : The World War II Reporting of Robert L. Sherrod, an intimate account of the war efforts on the Pacific front"--Provided by publisher.
Subject: Sherrod, Robert Lee, 1909-1994.
World War, 1939-1945 > Campaigns > Pacific Area.
War correspondents > United States > Biography.
World War, 1939-1945 > Personal narratives, American.
World War, 1939-1945 > Press coverage > United States.
United States. Marine Corps > History > World War, 1939-1945.

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