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HERO OF THE PACIFIC The Life of Marine Legend John Basilone

by | Read by Grover Gardner

Biography & Memoir • 9 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2010

Sergeant John Basilone and his fellow Marines held off a Japanese night attack on Guadalcanal during the Americans' first clash with the fierce Imperial foot soldiers during WWII. Badly outnumbered, the men killed hundreds of the Japanese with heroism and firepower, resulting in Basilone being awarded the Medal of Honor. The late James Brady, a Marine lieutenant himself in the Korean War, examines the life and legends of this humble and famous Marine. Narrator Grover Gardner makes this account of leadership and heroism most enjoyable with his seemingly innate ability to render the written word into an engaging audio narrative. Gardner knows the foreign vocabulary of the Pacific theater, making himself a credible surrogate for the author as he commemorates a brave comrade he never knew. J.A.H. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2010]



Trade Ed. • Oasis Audio/ Springwater • 2010

CD ISBN 9781598595970 $29.99 • Eight CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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