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Dispatches from the Pacific: The World War II Reporting of Robert L. Sherrod (Paperback)
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Dispatches from the Pacific: The World War II Reporting of Robert L. Sherrod (Paperback)

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Paperback 254 Pages / Published: 08/08/2017
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In the fall of 1943, armed with only his notebooks and pencils, Time and Life correspondent Robert L. Sherrod leapt from the safety of a landing craft and waded through neck-deep water and a hail of bullets to reach the shores of the Tarawa Atoll with the US Marine Corps. Living shoulder to shoulder with the marines, Sherrod chronicled combat and the marines' day-to-day struggles as they leapfrogged across the Central Pacific, battling the Japanese on Tarawa, Saipan, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa. While the marines courageously and doggedly confronted an enemy that at times seemed invincible, those left behind on the American home front desperately scanned Sherrod's columns for news of their loved ones. Following his death in 1994, the Washington Post heralded Sherrod's reporting as "some of the most vivid accounts of men at war ever produced by an American journalist." Now, for the first time, author Ray E. Boomhower tells the story of the journalist in Dispatches from the Pacific: The World War II Reporting of Robert L. Sherrod, an intimate account of the war efforts on the Pacific front.

Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253030368
Number of pages: 254
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Author Ray Boomhower gives us a fascinating look inside the life of a wartime correspondent and man whose insatiable curiosity brought him to the front lines of some of the bloodiest battles of the Pacific War... Boomhower does an excellent job building Sherrod's growing interest in covering the war from the heart of the battle."

* WW2 Reads *

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"Biographer Ray E. Boomhower's Dispatches from the Pacific: The World War II Reporting of Robert L. Sherrod is a compelling read about a reporter whose dedication, drive, and personal bravery brought the war home."

" * HistoryNet *

""Dispatches from the Pacific will stick in the minds of its readers and compel them to reflect carefully upon and share with others its distressing insights into the costs exacted from the men and women that American citizens send off to fight their wars.""

* Michigan War Studies Review *

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Biographer Ray E. Boomhower's Dispatches from the Pacific: The World War II Reporting of Robert L. Sherrod is a compelling read about a reporter whose dedication, drive, and personal bravery brought the war home.

" * World War II Magazine *

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" Dispatches from the Pacific is a gripping biography of a talented WWII reporter who left an incredible impact on the world of journalism. It is a perfect read for history buffs and those with an interest in journalism."

" * IDS *

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