Hell in the Pacific by Jim McEnery audiobook

Hell in the Pacific: A Marine Rifleman's Journey from Guadalcanal to Peleliu

By Jim McEnery , with Bill Sloan
Read by Robert Fass

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8.05 Hours Unabridged
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In what may be the last memoir to be published by a living veteran of the pivotal invasion of Guadalcanal, which occurred almost seventy years ago, Marine Jim McEnery has teamed up with author Bill Sloan to create an unforgettably immersive chronicle of horror and heroism. Made famous by the HBO miniseries The Pacific, McEnery's rifle company—the legendary K/3/5 of the First Marine Division—fought in some of the most ferocious battles of the Pacific. In arresting detail, the author takes us back to Guadalcanal, where the Americans turned the tide of war against the Japanese; Cape Gloucester, where 1,300 Marines were killed or wounded; and to bloody Peleliu, where McEnery assumed command of the company and helped speed the final defeat of the Japanese garrison. From his evocative recollections of hand-to-hand fighting and the loss of buddies in hellish fighting to his frank portraits of legends like Colonel Lewis "Chesty" Puller and General Douglas MacArthur, McEnery's gritty narrative is as valuable for its insights on a war increasingly lost to memory as it is terrifying and engrossing—a master work that no one interested in military history can afford to pass up.

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In what may be the last memoir to be published by a living veteran of the pivotal invasion of Guadalcanal, which occurred almost seventy years ago, Marine Jim McEnery has teamed up with author Bill Sloan to create an unforgettably immersive chronicle of horror and heroism.

Made famous by the HBO miniseries The Pacific, McEnery's rifle company—the legendary K/3/5 of the First Marine Division—fought in some of the most ferocious battles of the Pacific. In arresting detail, the author takes us back to Guadalcanal, where the Americans turned the tide of war against the Japanese; Cape Gloucester, where 1,300 Marines were killed or wounded; and to bloody Peleliu, where McEnery assumed command of the company and helped speed the final defeat of the Japanese garrison. From his evocative recollections of hand-to-hand fighting and the loss of buddies in hellish fighting to his frank portraits of legends like Colonel Lewis "Chesty" Puller and General Douglas MacArthur, McEnery's gritty narrative is as valuable for its insights on a war increasingly lost to memory as it is terrifying and engrossing—a master work that no one interested in military history can afford to pass up.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

A thoroughly satisfying account of war in the South Pacific packed with fireworks, tragedy and horseplay. Kirkus

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Author

Author Bio: Jim McEnery

Author Bio: Jim McEnery

Jim McEnery, born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, enlisted in the Marines in 1940 and fought in three major campaigns in the Pacific. He now lives in Ocala, Florida.

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Author Bio: Bill Sloan

Author Bio: Bill Sloan

Bill Sloan is an award-winning freelance journalist and the author of more than a dozen books, the most recent being Brotherhood of Heroes: The Marines at Peleliu, 1944—The Bloodiest Battle of the Pacific War and Given Up for Dead: America’s Heroic Stand at Wake Island. During his ten years as an investigative reporter and feature writer for the Dallas Times Herald, he covered many of the major events and personalities of the second half of the twentieth century and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. He lives in Dallas, Texas.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 8.05
Audience: Adult
Language: English