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With attention to detail only an eye-witness can offer, corpsman Richard E. Overton's gut-wrenching memoir of the battle at Iwo Jima, captures the insufferable horrors of combat at the greatest battle of the modern era. It Is likely the most chaotic, intense, and deadly conflict ever fought by the U.S. military. The Marines attacked an entrenched and invisible enemy whoseWith attention to detail only an eye-witness can offer, corpsman Richard E. Overton's gut-wrenching memoir of the battle at Iwo Jima, captures the insufferable horrors of combat at the greatest battle of the modern era. It Is likely the most chaotic, intense, and deadly conflict ever fought by the U.S. military. The Marines attacked an entrenched and invisible enemy whose suicidal plan was to protract the battle, and break the American's will to fight. Because of the continually shifting lines, the Japanese were everywhere, and Overton and his unit faced relentless close contact with the enemy. He endured persistent mind-numbing artillery attacks, night-time infiltrators and deadly hand-to-hand combat. Within the first few days of battle, most of the men of his platoon were lost. His own survival is a mystery that still haunts him to this day. The trauma of seeing men eviscerated, added to the cumulative effects of sleep deprivation and adrenaline overload, led to his evacuation from Iwo Jima... but not before he endured the unimaginable....

Title : God Isn't Here: A Young Man's Entry Into World War II, and His Participation in the Battle for Iwo Jima
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ISBN : 9780979689604
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 432 Pages
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God Isn't Here: A Young Man's Entry Into World War II, and His Participation in the Battle for Iwo Jima Reviews

  •  Dr. Michael Galvin
    2018-12-02 01:52

    I finally found a book to rival Eugene Sledge's With The Old Breed. In many ways this book betters Sledge's book. I've had a hard time sleeping some nights after reading the narration of just what Overton experienced on Iwo Jima. I have no idea why this book is not better known. Every WWII buff and historian should read this book. I cannot recommend it enough. You'll curse me and thank me after reading it. If I could give this book more than five stars I would.

  • Matt
    2018-11-26 05:59

    Great, great, great book. Very descriptive memoir that nearly rivals Eugene Sledge's "With the Old Breed." I am shocked that this book doesn't get more publicity or acclaim like some other WWII memoirs do.