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Strong Men Armed - The United States Marines Against Japan

Robert Leckie

Written by Robert Leckie, whose wartime exploits are featured in the Tom Hanks/Steven Spielberg HBO miniseries The Pacific, Strong Men Armed is the perennial bestselling classic account of the U.S. Marines' relentless drive through the Pacific during World War II. As scout and machine-gunner for the First Marine Division, Leckie fought in all its engagements until his wounding at Peleliu. In Strong Men Armed, Leckie uses firsthand experience and impeccable research to re-create the nightmarish battles of the Pacific campaign-from Guadalcanal to Okinawa-as ships, men, and guns moved over vast distances to fight an enemy that was willing to defend to its last man. Here is the whole sweeping epic of the Marines who battled-and won-on the bloody beaches at Guadalcanal, the unforgiving reefs at Tarawa, the rain-soaked mud of New Britain, the dark gray soil and deadly caves of Mount Suribachi, and the muddy slopes of Shuri Castle on Okinawa. It is a masterful narrative by a writer the New York Times praised as possessing the "rare gift of capturing all that is human in the most inhuman of man's activities."

Written by Robert Leckie, whose wartime exploits are featured in the Tom Hanks/Steven Spielberg HBO miniseries The Pacific, Strong Men Armed is the perennial bestselling classic account of the U.S. Marines' relentless drive through the Pacific during World War II. As scout and machine-gunner for the First Marine Division, Leckie fought in all its engagements until his wounding at Peleliu. In Strong Men Armed, Leckie uses firsthand experience and impeccable research to re-create the nightmarish battles of the Pacific campaign-from Guadalcanal to Okinawa-as ships, men, and guns moved over vast distances to fight an enemy that was willing to defend to its last man. Here is the whole sweeping epic of the Marines who battled-and won-on the bloody beaches at Guadalcanal, the unforgiving reefs at Tarawa, the rain-soaked mud of New Britain, the dark gray soil and deadly caves of Mount Suribachi, and the muddy slopes of Shuri Castle on Okinawa. It is a masterful narrative by a writer the New York Times praised as possessing the "rare gift of capturing all that is human in the most inhuman of man's activities."
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Written by Robert Leckie, whose wartime exploits are featured in the Tom Hanks/Steven Spielberg HBO miniseries The Pacific, Strong Men Armed is the perennial bestselling classic account of the U.S. Marines' relentless drive through the Pacific during World War II. As scout and machine-gunner for the First Marine Division, Leckie fought in all its engagements until his wounding at Peleliu. In Strong Men Armed, Leckie uses firsthand experience and impeccable research to re-create the nightmarish battles of the Pacific campaign-from Guadalcanal to Okinawa-as ships, men, and guns moved over vast distances to fight an enemy that was willing to defend to its last man. Here is the whole sweeping epic of the Marines who battled-and won-on the bloody beaches at Guadalcanal, the unforgiving reefs at Tarawa, the rain-soaked mud of New Britain, the dark gray soil and deadly caves of Mount Suribachi, and the muddy slopes of Shuri Castle on Okinawa. It is a masterful narrative by a writer the New York Times praised as possessing the "rare gift of capturing all that is human in the most inhuman of man's activities."

Language:

English

Narrators:

Johnny Heller

Length:

17h 16m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:31


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

25:56


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

06:16


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

18:45


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

10:02


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

05:44


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

27:56


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

08:15


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

02:47


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

20:37


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

23:07


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

10:17


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

24:07


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

13:37


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

31:17


Part 1, Chapter 15
Part 1, Chapter 15

04:36


Part 1, Chapter 16
Part 1, Chapter 16

14:59


Part 1, Chapter 17
Part 1, Chapter 17

16:12


Part 1, Chapter 18
Part 1, Chapter 18

06:04


Part 2, Chapter 1
Part 2, Chapter 1

10:36


Part 2, Chapter 2
Part 2, Chapter 2

27:09


Part 2, Chapter 3
Part 2, Chapter 3

08:04


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

07:52


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

11:22


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

32:18


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

19:24


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

37:00


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

13:12


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

05:23


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

11:34


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

03:23


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

02:12


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

04:56


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

05:01


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

06:33


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

08:12


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

06:40


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

10:34


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

09:50


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

19:25


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

07:34


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

08:33


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

04:27


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

02:18


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

08:48


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

10:32


Part 2, Chapter 28
Part 2, Chapter 28

17:40


Part 2, Chapter 29
Part 2, Chapter 29

06:20


Part 2, Chapter 30
Part 2, Chapter 30

19:31


Part 3, Chapter 1
Part 3, Chapter 1

10:02


Part 3, Chapter 2
Part 3, Chapter 2

12:37


Part 3, Chapter 3
Part 3, Chapter 3

23:31


Part 3, Chapter 4
Part 3, Chapter 4

14:28


Part 3, Chapter 5
Part 3, Chapter 5

05:14


Part 3, Chapter 6
Part 3, Chapter 6

06:47


Part 3, Chapter 7
Part 3, Chapter 7

10:08


Part 3, Chapter 8
Part 3, Chapter 8

05:06


Part 3, Chapter 9
Part 3, Chapter 9

08:52


Part 3, Chapter 10
Part 3, Chapter 10

08:36


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

10:57


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

15:49


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

08:28


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

10:09


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

10:16


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

03:38


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

10:27


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

06:16


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

19:34


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

15:30


Part 4, Chapter 1
Part 4, Chapter 1

01:56


Part 4, Chapter 2
Part 4, Chapter 2

15:41


Part 4, Chapter 3
Part 4, Chapter 3

10:17


Part 4, Chapter 4
Part 4, Chapter 4

19:11


Part 4, Chapter 5
Part 4, Chapter 5

08:29


Part 4, Chapter 6
Part 4, Chapter 6

06:23


Part 4, Chapter 7
Part 4, Chapter 7

02:28


Part 4, Chapter 8
Part 4, Chapter 8

17:56


Part 4, Chapter 9
Part 4, Chapter 9

15:44


Part 4, Chapter 10
Part 4, Chapter 10

13:05


Part 4, Chapter 11
Part 4, Chapter 11

06:26


Part 4, Chapter 12
Part 4, Chapter 12

13:28


Part 4, Chapter 13
Part 4, Chapter 13

09:23


Part 4, Chapter 14
Part 4, Chapter 14

18:35


Part 4, Chapter 15
Part 4, Chapter 15

29:56


Part 4, Chapter 16
Part 4, Chapter 16

10:34


Part 4, Chapter 17
Part 4, Chapter 17

03:02


Part 4, Chapter 18
Part 4, Chapter 18

00:22