Utmost Savagery The Three Days of Tarawa

ISBN-10: 159114003X

ISBN-13: 9781591140030

Edition: N/A

Authors: Joseph H. Alexander

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"Marine combat veteran and award-winning military historian Joseph Alexander takes a fresh look at one of the bloodiest battles of the Pacific War. His gripping narrative, first published in 1995, was lauded by critics for his use of Japanese documents and his interpretation of the significance of Tarawa in the Pacific theater. The first trial by fire of America's fledgling amphibious assault doctrine, the violent three-day attack on a seemingly invincible Japanese island fortress of barely three hundred acres, left six thousand men dead. This book offers an authoritative account of the tactics, innovations, leadership, and weapons employed by both sides. Alexander convincingly argues that without the vital lessons of Tarawa the larger amphibious victories to come at Saipan, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa might not have been possible."--BOOK JACKET.
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Book details

List price: $22.95
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
Publication date: 9/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Joseph has written twelve books for guitar students, and has sold over 30,000 books worldwideFundamental Changes in Jazz Guitar I: TheMajor ii V I for Bebop GuitarMinor ii V Mastery for Jazz GuitarDrop 2 Chord Voicings for Jazz and Modern GuitarThe CAGED System and 100 Licks for Blues GuitarThe Complete Guide to Playing Blues Guitar Book One: Rhythm GuitarThe Complete Guide to Playing Blues Guitar Book Two: Melodic PhrasingThe Complete Guide to Playing Blues Guitar Book Three: Beyond PentatonicsThe Complete Guide to Playing Blues Guitar Compilation (Paperback)Sight Reading Mastery for GuitarComplete Technique for Modern GuitarRock Guitar Un-CAGED: The CAGED System and 100 Licks for Rock GuitarThe Practical Guide to Modern Music Theory for Guitarists15 Essential Guitar Lessons for BeginnersJoseph Alexander Guitarist BiographyA professional guitar teacher for over 15 years,Joseph graduated from The Guitar Institute in London with a Diploma in Popular Music Performance. He continued his education at the prestigious Leeds College of Music achieving a BA (Hons) in Jazz Studies in 2002.For more information and 100+ free guitar lessons, check out www.fundamental-changes.com

List of Illustrations
Prologue: "Issue in Doubt!"
The Central Pacific Takes Center Stage
The Japanese in the Gilberts
Amphibious Warriors
Movement to Contact
Into the Gates of Hell
Gaining Toeholds on D-Day
Dark-Eyed Night
"We Are Winning!"
Fight to the Finish
The Gilberts Aflame
Pyrrhic Victory
Epilogue: Tarawa's Enduring Legacy
Notes on Sources
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