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Hero of the Pacific - The Life of Marine Legend John Basilone

James Brady

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Can a single night define a man's life? From the summer of 1943 to early 1945, John Basilone was one of the most famous and admired people in America. As the first enlisted man to be awarded the Medal of Honor in World War II, for extraordinary bravery under fire at Guadalcanal, he toured the nation with movie stars, shared podiums with mayors and governors, shook the hands of thousands of citizens, and was even rumored to have made a romantic connection with a beautiful young actress. Why would a man who had proven his courage beyond any doubt, who had gone above and beyond the call of duty, and was reaping the rewards of his sacrifice beg his commanding officers to break with tradition and send a Medal of Honor winner back into combat? Legendary columnist James Brady explores this and many other puzzling questions in this thrilling and surprising biography. Hero of the Pacific tells the dramatic and compelling life story of a small-town boy who became one of World War II's greatest and best-known heroes, only to be forgotten after his death during another famous and hellish battle on Iwo Jima. You may never have heard of John Basilone, but once you listen to this powerful tale, you'll never forget him.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Grover Gardner

Length:

7h 43m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

23:22


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

12:18


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

16:17


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

16:03


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

08:09


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

09:50


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

19:46


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

11:41


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

15:59


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

14:39


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

08:37


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

17:27


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

12:47


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

07:56


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

11:02


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

15:48


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

18:32


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

16:22


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

22:25


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

18:37


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

08:34


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

20:58


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

20:58


Part 4, Chapter 23
Part 4, Chapter 23

23:35


Part 4, Chapter 24
Part 4, Chapter 24

12:56


Part 4, Chapter 25
Part 4, Chapter 25

16:56


Part 4, Chapter 26
Part 4, Chapter 26

23:35


Part 5, Chapter 27
Part 5, Chapter 27

16:57


Part 5, Chapter 28
Part 5, Chapter 28

14:14


Part 5, Chapter 29
Part 5, Chapter 29

06:14


Part 5, Chapter 30
Part 5, Chapter 30

00:37