Book Review of
Voices of the Pacific
Following fifteen Marines from the Pearl Harbor attack, through battles with the Japanese, to their return home after V-J Day, Adam Makos and Marcus Brotherton have compiled an oral history of the Pacific War in the words of the men who fought on the front lines. With unflinching honesty, these Marines reveal harrowing accounts of combat with an implacable enemy, the friendships and camaraderie they found—and lost—and the aftermath of the war’s impact on their lives.
With unprecedented access to the veterans, rare photographs, and unpublished memoirs, Voices of the Pacific presents true stories of heroism as told by such World War II veterans as Sid Phillips, R. V. Burgin, and Chuck Tatum—whose exploits were featured in the HBO® miniseries, The Pacific—and their Marine buddies from the legendary 1st Marine Division.
The writing of Voices of the Pacific by Adam Makos was great. I enjoyed being able to follow fifteen marines island hoping across the Pacific during World War II. I was able to see the war through so many eyes and experiences that it was opening for me to the difference and similarities between so many soldiers in World War II. The writing in this book was well done because it highlights the marines and their actual stories.
I enjoyed it a lot and recommenced it to my dad. He read and enjoyed it to. It has actually encouraged him to pick other books about World War II and the Pacific. So if you want to get encouraged to do the same, pick up Voices of the Pacific to get a glimpse of what the war was like.