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Hugh Ambrose - Author

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Hugh Ambrose is a noted historian and was a consultant on the documentary Price for Peace, for which Steven Spielberg and Stephen Ambrose were the Executive Producers. He was a consultant to his father on his books, and is also serving as the historical consultant on HBO’s The Pacific miniseries. Ambrose is also the former vice president of the National WWII Museum and has led battlefield tours through Europe and along the Pacific Rim. He lives in Helena, Montana.

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The Pacific (The Official HBO/Sky TV Tie-In)

The Pacific (The Official HBO/Sky TV Tie-In)

Author: Hugh Ambrose Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 18/03/2010

THE PACIFIC is a gripping piece of historical writing following the extraordinary true stories of four U.S. Marines and a U.S. Navy carrier pilot fighting in the Pacific region during World War II. Between America's retreat from China in late November 1941 and the moment General MacArthur's airplane touched down on the Japanese mainland in August 1945, five men - Austin Shofner, Vernon Micheel, Sidney Phillips, Eugene Sledge and John Basilone - fought the key battles in the war against Japan. From the debacle in Bataan, to the miracle at Midway and the relentless vortex of Guadalcanal, the war led one to the Great Marianas Turkey Shoot and the others to the coral strongholds of Peleliu, the black terraces of Iwo Jima and the killing fields of Okinawa, until at last the survivors enjoyed a triumphant, yet uneasy, return home. In THE PACIFIC Hugh Ambrose focuses on the struggles and triumphs of these men who put their lives on the line for the allied forces. The book is the official companion to the HBO miniseries THE PACIFIC, executive produced by Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and Gary Goetzman - the producers of the Emmy (R)-winning 2001 miniseries BAND OF BROTHERS.

Pacific

Pacific

Author: Hugh Ambrose Format: eBook Release Date: 02/03/2010

Historian Hugh Ambrose deepens the experience of the HBO miniseries The Pacificrevealing the intertwined odysseys of four U.S. Marines and a U.S. Navy carrier pilot and producing a powerful blend of first-person immediacy and historical perspective.Sidney C. Phillips, an easygoing Alabama teenager, enlisted along with a buddy. ';Manila John' Basilone was the son of immigrants who found happiness in the rough-and-ready life of a marine. Eugene B. Sledge watched his best friend and his brother go off to warand finally rebelled against his parents to follow them. ';Shifty' Shofner was the scion of a prominent family with a long record of military service. Ensign Vernon ';Mike' Micheel left the family farm to complete flight school. Between America's retreat from China in late 1941 and the moment that MacArthur's plane landed in Japan in August 1945, these five men fought many of the key battles of the war in the Pacific. Here, Hugh Ambrose focuses on their real-life experiences and those of their fellow servicemen, enhancing and expanding upon the story told in the HBO miniseries.From the Compact Disc edition.

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