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.

(NY: Random 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.

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