The Story of the Second Marine Division in World War II
Richard W. Johnston
VG/Poor. Jacket in ratty condition (see photos). Jacket in mylar. Book itself
mostly clean (two small water spots on rear cover) and tight.
House, 1948). Copyright 1948 by the Second Marine Division History Board. First
Edition. 8.5x11.5. Stamped color decorations on dark blue boards. Endpapers
decorated with color map showing the divisionís activities in the Pacific.
Glossy paper throughout, lavishly illustrated with large photographs on most
pages. Photo gallery of the divisionís eight Medal of Honor winners, also of the
division's twelve commanders. Several two-page color maps. 305 pp.
Table of Contents reads as
follows: The Heritage of Belleau Wood; First to Land Against Japan;
Contition "Black" on Guadalcanal; The Mop-Up on Guadalcanal; The Land They
Adored; An Island Called Helen; An Atoll Called Tarawa; Enough of Pilikia; To
the Heights of Tapotchau; Through the Streets of Garapan; War in the Canebrakes;
The Curtain Falls on Okinawa; Epilogue.