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Red Blood, Black Sand

Red Blood, Black Sand

Fighting Alongside John Basilone from Boot Camp to Iwo Jima

  • Author: Chuck Tatum
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101585064
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 368
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A story of heroism, friendship, and courage in World War 2—as seen in the award-winning HBO miniseries The Pacific. In 1944, the U.S. Marines were building the 5th Marine Division—also known as “The Spearhead”—in preparation for the invasion of the small, Japanese-held island of Iwo Jima... When Chuck Tatum began Marine boot camp, he was just a smart-aleck teenager eager to serve his country. Little did he know that he would be training under a living legend of the Corps—Medal of Honor recipient John Basilone, who had almost single-handedly fought off a Japanese force of three thousand on Guadalcanal. It was from Basilone and other sergeants that Tatum would learn how to fight like a Marine and act like a man—skills he would need when he hit the black sand of Iwo Jima with thirty thousand other Marines. Red Blood, Black Sand is the story of Chuck’s two weeks in hell, where he would watch his hero, Basilone, fall, where the enemy stalked the night, where snipers haunted the day, and where Chuck would see his friends whittled away in an eardrum-shattering, earth-shaking, meat grinder of a battle. This is the island, the heroes, and the tragedy of Iwo Jima—through the eyes of one who survived it.

Friendly Fire in the Literature of War

Friendly Fire in the Literature of War

  • Author: Earl R. Anderson
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 1476628181
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 232
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The term “friendly fire” was coined in the 1970s but the theme appears in literature from ancient times to the present. It begins the narrative in Aeschylus’s Persians and Larry Heinemann’s Paco’s Story. It marks the turning point in Homer’s Iliad, Virgil’s Aeneid, the Chanson de Roland, Stephen Crane’s The Red Badge of Courage and Tim O’Brien’s Going After Cacciato. It is the subject of transformative disclosure in Jaan Kross’s Czar’s Madman, Ron Kovic’s Born on the Fourth of July, O’Brien’s In the Lake of the Woods and A.B. Yehoshua’s Friendly Fire. In some stories, events propel the characters into a friendly-fire catastrophe, as in Thomas Taylor’s A Piece of this Country and Oliver Stone’s 1986 film Platoon. This study examines friendly fire in a broad range of literary contexts.

Iwo Jima

Iwo Jima

19, February, 1945, Red Blood, Black Sand, Pacific Apocalypse

  • Author: Charles William Tatum
  • Publisher: Charles W Tatum Pub
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Iwo Jima, Battle of, Japan, 1945
  • Page: 303
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Chuck Tatum's non-fiction, IWO JIMA: RED BLOOD, BLACK SAND, PACIFIC APOCALYPSE, the first new book on Iwo Jima in a decade. Lavishly illustrated with 328 photos, maps & illustrations in its 330 pages, plus glossary, index & special photo section on Gunnery Sergeant John Basilone. Written by a "first wave" veteran of Iwo Jima enduring his baptism of fire, IWO JIMA: RED BLOOD, BLACK SAND: PACIFIC APOCALYPSE is a searing, graphic account of a tragic battle & one man's journey to war, the hell of combat & his long road home. Many photos are from the private files of General Keller Rockey, commander of Iwo's 5th Division, loaned by his son. A unique layout places photos & events on the same page, which gives the text exceptionally dramatic presentation. The Smithsonian Institution book stores feature IWO JIMA: RED BLOOD, BLACK SAND, PACIFIC APOCALYPSE. LEATHERNECK MAGAZINE praises it, & scores of letters from Iwo vets say, "...I dodged the bullets again & remembered my cold, sweating fear." "I repressed memories of Iwo for half a century -- but you brought all the recollections back." "I returned to Iwo with your book & stood on the black sand beach where I landed 50 years ago. It was quiet, lonely & there is still on cover." "All the way through your book I kept saying, 'That's right!' 'Me too!' 'I remember doing that!' Thanks for your wonderfully accurate book about a time when all of us were young." First Edition of Chuck Tatum's compelling non-fiction classic lists for $29.95 plus $3.55 postage & handling. (California residents add $2.25 tax). Libraries are accorded a 20% discount, book stores receive trade discounts. Order from Charles W. Tatum Publishing, 6333 Pacific Avenue, Suite 113, Stockton, CA 95207, (209) 478-2790, FAX (209) 957-9777. After the release of IWO JIMA: RED BLOOD, BLACK SAND, PACIFIC APOCALYPSE nationally on the 50th anniversary of the battle, 19, February, 1995, over 1,000 copies were sold in the first 60 days. Personally autographed copies can be requested. To order, contact: Charles W. Tatum Publishing, 6333 Pacific Avenue, Suite 113, Stockton CA 95207 (209) 478-2790, FAX (209) 478-2790.