By W.E.B. Griffin

ISBN-10: 0515112690

ISBN-13: 9780515112696

An epic novel of global struggle II--and the courageous women and men who lived via it.

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He didn't look like one, but Lieutenant Bill Dunn was a fine Marine, a born leader, a warrior. Dunn held his face up to the water dribbling from the fifty-five-gallon drum, then stepped to the side and wiped his face with a dirty towel. When he opened his eyes, he saw Colonel Dawkins. "Be right with you, Skipper," he said. "Take your time," Dawkins said. Dunn pulled on a T-shirt and shorts. These didn't look appreciably cleaner than the ones he'd removed and tossed on a pile of sandbags. Then he pulled on a fresh flight suit.

The Marine parachutists didn't come in by air. They landed from the sea and fought as infantry, suffering ten percent casualties. After Gavutu was secured, the Easterbunny went to Tulagi. There Major Dillon handed him Staff Sergeant Kaplan's EyeMo 16mm motion picture camera and announced tersely that Kaplan had been evacuated after taking two rounds in his legs, and that Easterbrook was now a Still & Motion Picture Combat Correspondent. He also relieved Easterbrook of the film he had shot on Gavutu.

Although it had been close more times than he liked to remember, so far he hadn't been scratched. The odds would certainly catch up with him. All the same, since getting hit was beyond his control, he didn't dwell on it. Or tried not to dwell on it.... He kept imagining three, four, five-something like that-scenes where he'd get it. Sometimes, he could keep one or another of these out of his mind for as much as an hour. He looked again at the weird R4D, glad at the moment for the diversion. " he said again.

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