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2 edition of Islands of the damned found in the catalog.

Islands of the damned

a Marine at war in the Pacific

by R. V. Burgin

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Published by NAL Caliber in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementR.V. Burgin with William Marvel
ContributionsMarvel, Bill
Classifications
LC ClassificationsD769.372 5th .B87 2010
The Physical Object
Pagination296 p. :
Number of Pages296
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24585727M
ISBN 109780451229908
LC Control Number2009040454

All about Islands of the damned: a Marine at war in the Pacific by R. V. Burgin. It is the front line experiences of a man that lived through some of the most brutal combat of the Pacific Islands during WWII. If you want to understand what it would have been like to have been a Marine in this conflict this is the book to read/5(7). Volume itself has blue and black covers with sharp gilt lettering on the spine. pages, including an index and a bibliography. Unfortunately Romus Valton Burgin passed away April 6, at age 96 in Lancaster, Texas. It is said that this book of his "Islands of the Damned"; inspired HBO's mini series entitled "The Pacific".

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Islands of the Damned - Islands of the Damned audiobook, by R. V. Burgin This is an eyewitness—and eye-opening—account of some of the most savage and brutal fighting in the war against Japan, told from the perspective of a young Texan who volunteered for the Marine Corps to escape a life as a traveling salesman. R. V. Burgin enlisted at the age of .   Islands of the Damned: A Marine at War in the Pacific review [Book] Without a doubt, "With the Old Breed" by Eugene Sledge is the gold standard when it comes to WWII memoirs. That being said, Burgin's "Island's of the Damned" is a amazing book as well.


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But Islands of Islands of the damned book Damned is a taut, engrossing, haunting book that will help keep their accomplishments and enormous sacrifices alive.” — Dallas Morning News About the Author/5().

I liked R.V. Burgin and a few other men from that book and wanted to know more. So when I saw he had written a book, I had to give it a shot. The Pacific is a good read, skip the tv show read the book instead, but Islands of the Damned is more personal. Like R.V. Burgin, my Dad didn't talk of the war either, at least not the nitty gritty of it/5.

But Islands of the Damned is a taut, engrossing, haunting book that will help keep their accomplishments and enormous sacrifices alive.”—Dallas Morning News From the Publisher Customer Reviews/5(50). About Islands of the Damned. A remarkable eyewitness account of the most brutal combat of the Pacific War, from Peleliu to Okinawa, this is the true story of R.V.

Burgin, the real-life World War II Marine Corps hero featured in HBO®’s The Pacific. “Read his story and marvel at the man and those like him.”—Tom Hanks.

Book Reviews Main Menu: Islands of the Damned A Marine at War in the Pacific. This is the memoir of Texan Romus Valton Burgin who volunteered for the Marine Corps at the age of twenty, and is trained as a 60mm mortarman.

Shipped overseas, Burgin joins the 1st Marine Division at Melbourne. At Camp Balcombe, and meets the veterans from. 'Islands of the Dammed' covers more of Burgin's pre and post war life than Sledge's own account does of his, but it must be said that Sledge's writings go into generally far more detail and as such fill his book primarily with his experiences of war.

Island of the Damned book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. These days, Welfare Island is a verdant, residential retreat which wa /5. Buy a cheap copy of Islands of the Damned book by R.V. Burgin. One of the real-life heroes featured in HBO(r)'s The Pacific tells his own true story.

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Burgin Publisher: Penguin Release Date: Pages: ISBN: Available Language: English, Spanish, And French. Islands of the Damned expands upon Eugene Sledge's book, With the Old Breed which featured many of R.V. Burgin's heroics. Valor Studios is honored to sell this book signed by RV Burgin.

We have for sale a small quantity of first edition hardbacks autographed in pen. Each book is accompanied by a COA and ships bubble-wrapped and boxed.

Excerpt from Book Report: Islands of the Damned: A Marine at War in the Pacific' is a memoir of Romus Valton Burgin from Texas. He volunteered to Marine Corps at twenty years of age and went through training to be a 60mm mortar man. A remarkable eyewitness account of the most brutal combat of the Pacific War, from Peleliu to Okinawa, this is the true story of R.V.

Burgin, the real-life World War II Marine Corps hero featured in HBO®'s The his story and marvel at the man and those like him.—Tom HanksWhen a young. The questions below are meant to be used in a guided discussion on the book Islands of the Damned by R.V.

book is in the Career Level Officer section of the United States Marine Corps Commandant’s Reading List. A brief synopsis of the book is reprinted below from Amazon. Excerpts. From the book Motors were gunning, pumping out stinking clouds of blue smoke when we climbed down the ladder into the cramped hold.

After a morning up top washed by a steady sea breeze, our eyes burned. Below, it was close and hot as hell. We were burdened with combat packs, carbines, sidearms, first aid kits, KA-BAR knives, two canteens each, struggling to keep.

Haldane is portrayed by actor Scott Gibson in the HBO miniseries, The Pacific, which used Sledge's memoir as source material. In R.V. Burgin's Islands of the Damned. Romus Burgin, another mortar-man in Company "K", also speaks highly of Captain Haldane in his book, Islands of the Damned: A Marine at War in the Pacific:Battles/wars: World War II, *Guadalcanal.

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Islands of the Damned A Marine at War in the Pacific (Book): Burgin, R. V.: Watch author RV Burgin discuss Islands of the Damned and The Pacific. See R.V. Burgin in the award winning documentary film Peleliu Horror in the Pacific. Click here for more information. This is an eyewitness-and eye-opening-account of some of the most savage and .Islands of the Damned | A remarkable eyewitness account of the most brutal combat of the Pacific War, from Peleliu to Okinawa, this is the true story of R.V.

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